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November 2019 IGFA Records

The November IGFA (https://igfa.org/) 2019 records are a diverse bunch with some repeat record-setters and some brand new to the books. Congratulations are due to all.     McCord’s Northern Pike – IGFA Representative, Meredith McCord, […]

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IGFA May Records Announced

JUST IN! Angler Tracy Hartman caught and released this 11-pound, 8-ounce largemouth bass on April 28, 2019, potentially setting the new Women’s 1 kg (2 lb) Line Class World Record! Hartman was fishing Lake Dixon, […]

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IGFA Hot Catches: January 2019

    IGFA Hot Catches – Chouinard’s Mutton Snapper – Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard caught this beautiful 6.35-kilogram (14-pound) mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis) on December 12, 2018, while fly fishing the flats of Walker’s Cay, Bahamas. […]

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IGFA Hot Catches – February 2018

The IGFA has recently received world record applications for a snubnose pompano from the Seychelles, a rainbow trout from Argentina, a brown marbled grouper from the Maldives, a great barracuda from Kenya, and a short […]

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Five Hot Catches Record By IGFA

The IGFA has recently received the following world record catches: a narrowbarred mackerel from Australia, a common carp from Austria, a two-barred barb from Malaysia, a striped marlin from Australia, and an alligator gar from […]

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Five Hot Catches From The IGFA In July

The IGFA has recently received world record catches for a narrowbarred mackerel from South Africa, a golden mahseer from India, a mullet snapper from Panama, a blue marlin from Madeira, and a swordfish from New […]

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Four IGFA Hot Catches – March 2017

New world record applications have recently been submitted to the IGFA for a potential new All-Tackle spotted bass from California, USA, a massive southern yellowtail from New Zealand, an impressive permit from Florida, USA, and […]

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Three IGFA Hot Catches – February 2017

New world IGFA record applications have recently been submitted for an impressive payara on fly from Colombia, a huge yellowtail from Japan, and a giant trevally for a Junior Angler from Australia. Meads’ Giant Trevally […]

Three IGFA Hot Catches – January 2017
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Three IGFA Hot Catches – January 2017

New world record applications have recently been submitted for an impressive payara from the jungles of Brazil, a huge golden trevally from Australia, and a big brown trout on light tackle from New York, USA.  […]

Three IGFA Hot Catches – August 2016
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Three IGFA Hot Catches – August 2016

New record applications have recently been submitted for this beautiful shortraker rockfish, an albacore on light tackle, and a big Chinook salmon on fly. Utoft’s Shortraker Rockfish Angler David Utoft caught this massive 18.6 kg […]

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Three IGFA Hot Catches – April 2016 Mako Shark, Northern Pike and a Shortbill Spearfish

The IGFA has recently received world record applications for several premier game fish including mako shark, northern pike, and shortbill spearfish. IGFA Representative and past Lifetime Achievement Award winner Scott Tindale recently submitted an application […]

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Three IGFA Hot Catches – January 2016

Prine’s Clown Knifefish: Angler Nicky Prine potentially set the new All-Tackle world record for clown knifefish (Chitala chitala) with this beautiful 6.35 kg (14 lb) fish she pulled from Lake Iguana, near her home in […]

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GIANT IGFA WORLD RECORDs – January 2016

Incredible IGFA catches on Atlantic halibut from Norway, spotted bass from California, USA, peacock bass from Brazil, and huchen from Austria have recently been submitted for world record consideration.German angler Johann Kaaserer caught this enormous […]

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Szelag’s Common Carp

German angler Agnieszka Szelag caught and released this quality 20.1 kg (44 lb 4 oz) common carp (Cyprinus carpio) on May 2nd while fishing Schiossteich, Austria. Szelag was soaking a boilies bait, and needed 20 […]

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Biggest Black Grouper Ever

Angler Alex Newman may have potentially tied the All-Tackle world record for black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) with a massive 56.24 kg (124 lb 2 oz) specimen he pulled from waters off Ft. Myers, Florida, USA […]

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Squirefish on Light Tackle

Using only 2 kg (4 lb) line, Linda McKenzie skillfully played this potential world records snapper (squirefish) (Pagrus auratus) for nearly an hour before she finally landed the 9.22 kg (20 lb 5 oz) fish. […]

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New Record IGFA Catches

Aussie angler Paul Worsteling landed a 98 cm golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) on December 2nd after it crushed the Rapala plug he was trolling in Harvey’s Bay, Australia. After a tough 10 minute fight on […]

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Scientists Want End To Traditional Trophy Fishing

An international angling group should stop awarding weight-based world records for fish species threatened with extinction, researchers argue in a new study. The awards encourage the killing of the heaviest, most fecund fish, the scientists […]

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480 Pound Halibut Landed

Wonews Reported First:A Southern California man caught a giant Pacific halibut in Southeast Alaska last week that rivals the sport fishing world record. Jack McGuire of Anaheim was fishing with Capt. Rye Phillips aboard the […]

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Angler Leads Way to Protect Dolphins

Some of the most spectacular things that I have ever seen while fishing are the pods of spinner dolphins that swim alongside the boat in the Pacific waters of Costa Rica.  Watching them leap, twirl, […]

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Angler Gives Up World Record Shark

Southern Fried Science report 1st: Scranton  attorney Michael Roth has been fishing since 1959, and has traveled around the world to pursue his hobby. “Fishing simply takes me to amazing places,” he told me, “from […]

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IGFA Angler’s Choice Contest

The idea is simple. The IGFA compiled a handful of what we consider to be the “best” record catches of the past year. These catches were chosen based on criteria such as the difficulty of […]

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Big Dog!

The 226lb pending IGFA WR Dogtooth Tuna was caught off Latham Island, Tanzania by Jason Alexiou. Jason Alexiou is an excellent fisherman who, during his young age, had transformed his passion into his living, working […]

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New Arawana IGFA Record

At 17 centimeters (cm) longer than the current standing record, this 84 cm arawana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum) caught by IGFA Representative Peter Binaski in Guyana’s Essequibo River could be the new All-Tackle Length record for the […]

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Guy Harvey Foundation Fundraiser

Friends and supporters of Dr. Guy Harvey’s mission to inspire scientific research and educational programs for sustaining our marine environments are invited to attend the Sixth Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) fundraiser on November […]

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Billfish Conservation Act Closer

When the Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) was signed into US law a year ago, conservationists worldwide cheered that the globe’s largest market for imported marlin, sailfish, and spearfish would soon be closed. Although the challenge […]

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IGFA Roosterfish Record

Angler Margaret Shaughnessy of Medford, Oregon landed this beautiful roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) on June 2nd while fly fishing with local guide Marco Lucero off the coast of Punta Las Arenas, Mexico. Shaughnessy’s potential women’s 10 […]

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Newest 2 lb Tippet Class Record

IGFA News: Our congrats go out to angler Todd West of Rome, Georgia, USA – the very proud holder of the newest 2 lb tippet class record for spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus)! Check out his […]

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IGFA “What Fish Is This?”

It’s time to test your fish IQ with another IGFA species ID challenge! On a recent college research expedition to Kiribati, IGFA Representative and Lifetime Achiever Martini Arostegui found the time to target some of […]

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Will Kilpatrick: No Grand Slam

Will Kilpatrick caught a blue marlin, a white marlin and a sailfish in the same day, but his accomplishment won’t be approved by the International Game Fish Association for inclusion in its all-time list of […]