On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Jason Yip was presented the 1st Angler's Choice Award at the 11th Annual IGFA World Record Achievement Award Ceremony. Jason flew into Miami from Papua New Guinea along with his father, wife, and children to accept this award. My good friend, Drew Gregg, was also present per Jason's invition. I sure wish I could have made the event. Jason's Papua New Guinea black bass weighing 46lbs (IGFA all tackle World Record) was not the heaviest catch of the 10 contests chosen by a panel from the IGFA. They were composed of both freshwater and saltwater catches coming for over 8 countries. Thanks to many of the Facebook friends, Jason gathered 3,293 votes which was more of a third of the votes overall. Jason is definately putting Papua New Guinea on the map!! Congratulations again coming from a good friend!!!