The International Game Fish Association, or IGFA, recognizes accomplished anglers in a variety of ways. Those who break records for a particular species, line class, or other predetermined category can earn recognition in the organization's annual World Record Game Fishes book. Individuals who set the most records in saltwater, freshwater, fly rod, All-Tackle Length and junior categories receive special honors at the IGFA Annual Angling Achievement Awards. The Angling Achievement Awards also recognize anglers via the Bob Herder Light Tackle Award and the Gil Keech Heavy Tackle Award, as well as the organization's Lifetime Achievement and Angler's Choice Awards.
The IGFA also offers membership in species-specific Trophy Clubs for anglers who have achieved a particularly notable catch, while Grand Slam Club recognizes the catch of many different species within a collection on one day. By contrast, the Royal Slam Club is open to members who catch the required species within a collection over the course of a lifetime. Finally, Catch certificates are available to any member wishing to commemorate a notable catch.