from International Game Fish Association:
S. Kip Farrington
1904 - 1983. 1998 Inductee.
Selwyn Kip Farrington, Jr. was a big-game fishing pioneer, a world record holder many times over, and a prolific writer whose contributions to angling have made a lasting imprint on the sport. Born in Orange, New Jersey and educated in public schools, Farrington worked for a time in his father's stock brokerage, but left the company to devote himself to bluewater angling. Farrington became the first man ever to land a 1,100 pound fish, first to take three different species over 800 pounds, first to take a broadbill swordfish in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, first to take a broadbill and a marlin in the same day, and first to take a blue marlin in the now famous Cat Cay-Bimini, Bahamas grounds. (Following Ernest Hemingway, he was the second to land a bluefin tuna there.) In 1937, Farrington founded the International Tuna Cup Match in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, and was deeply involved in its management for many years. He was decorated by the Republic of Chile in 1943 for his writings about saltwater angling off that country’s coast and again in 1955 by the Republic of Peru. Along with his wife Sara Chisholm (Chisie) Farrington, also a world class angler and writer, Kip Farrington appeared in 11 nationally released films about big game angling. As a writer, Farrington contributed to a number of major publications of his day, served as salt-water editor for Field & Stream from 1937 to 1972, and published 21 books on subjects ranging from angling to amateur hockey to waterfowling to railroads. His first book on angling, Atlantic Game Fishing, was published in 1937, and his last, published in 1975, was the children's book entitled Tony the Tuna.