Roosterfish MANG®

The International Game Fish Association is the global leader in ethical angling, and we’re honoring them with an equally iconic collection—a game fish coveted by anglers from California to Peru.

Behind the Collection

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is more than just the world recording keeper for anglers. It is the leading authority and protector of game fish and ethical angling practices around the world. The IGFA was founded by Michael Lerner in 1939 under the motto, “For Ethical Angling and Productive Science.”

Over the last 81 years, the IGFA’s conservation and education programs have expanded to study and protect the fish we love, as well as teach the next generation of ethical anglers. Just like MANG’s commitment to teaching the next generation of Mini MANGs about conservation, the IGFA is committed to conserving game fish and teaching kids around the globe about environmental stewardship.

To honor this incredible organization, we choose a Pacific game fish that is equally iconic: the roosterfish. These incredible fish are prized by anglers from Baja, California, to Peru not only for their “rooster comb” (the long spines that make up its dorsal fin) but also for their striated coloration and their aggressive fight. Fun fact: their rooster comb lays flat except when excited or when herding fish, and roosterfish also is the only fish whose swim bladder touches it’s inner ear, which amplifies its ability to hear.

Men's Collection

Women's Collection

Mini MANG's Collection

MANG Inshore Angler Competition

That’s right, we’re rolling out an inshore angling contest for all you anglers out there. From now until December, submit your biggest snook, redfish, or trout catch to win an amazing MANG & IGFA prize pack. We’ve got 4 awards for you to scoop up:

Biggest Tailer (Redfish)

Biggest Linesider (Snook)

Biggest Gator (Trout)

MANG Angler Grand Champion (if you can sweep all three)

 The rules are simple, MANG:  

  1. Bring a tape measure and measure wet or dry
  2. Throw up a peace sign, take a photo or video of your catch, and send it to @manggear on Instagram or Facebook (or tag us and @joinigfa in your post)
  3. Biggest catch in each category wins a sweet MANG x IGFA prize pack
  4. Sweep all three categories and earn a $200 gift card to shop MANG

    Prize packs include a Rooster fish shirt from the new collection, a MANG sticker pack, and an IGFA-branded Yeti tumbler, hat, and your own angler recognition certificate. Head on out and keep those lines tight, MANGs!



    Want to Learn More?

    Check out these links to learn more about what IGFA is doing for ethical angling and conservation.

    Sign up for IGFA's education courses for all ages

    Explore IGFA's free game fish guides and resources

    Learn more about IGFA's history & mission for ethical angling