IGFA Potential Record Catches: Gemfish, Piabahna, Trumpeter
The IGFA has released another batch of potential all-tackle world record catches. As always, it must be noted that these catches are currently undergoing the review process, and have not yet been officially recognized as world records.
On Jan. 13, Fabio Zurlini was fishing in Brazil?s Para Ibuna when he landed a piabahna. It weighed 8 lbs, 12 oz, measured in at 55 cm, and was caught using a tlienco.
Southern Bastard CodlingIGFA
Sue Tindale has been busy since we last saw her. On Feb. 28, while fishing at the appropriately-named Sue?s Rock in New Zealand, she landed this beautiful hapuku. It weighed in at 51 lbs, 2 oz, measured 119 cm, and was caught using skipjack tuna. And then, on April 8, she was fishing on New Zealand?s Bay of Island when she landed a southern bastard codling. It weighed 5 lbs, 6 oz, measured 62 cm, and was also caught using skipjack
Another Tindale has also made this week?s list! Scott Tindale was fishing at New Zealand?s Sue?s Rock when he landed this gemfish. It weighed 17 lbs, 8 oz, measured in at 100 cm, and was caught using skipjack tuna. And then, on March 12, while fishing on New Zealand?s Edward Island, he landed a beautiful trumpeter that weighed 3 lbs, 10 oz, and measured in at 47 cm. It was caught using a piece of barracuda.
Brown Banded Bamboo CatsharkIGFA
Finally, Steven M. Wozniak was fishing on Thailand?s Kut Island on April 27 when he landed this brown banded bamboo catshark. It weighed 7 lbs, measured 91.9 cm, and was caught using a piece of squid.