Welcome to the Offical ILSFA Website

The International Land-Based Shark Fishing Association is the first and only association to certify, issue and maintain world records for sharks caught and released.

Formally launched on Memorial Day, 2006, the ILSFA was originally conceived by its founder, Sean Paxton, in 2001. His goal was to respect and acknowledge the long history, extreme angling style and notable accomplishments unique to this sport, while fostering collaborative efforts to pioneer innovative, forward-thinking progress and best practices in the evolving arena of shark release fishing.