IGFA World Record Catches - Payara, Yellow Peacock Bass, Rock Greenling
The IGFA has approved another round of world record catches. Here are a few highlights:
On July 29, Michael Sadar was fly fishing
in Bolivia?s San Simon River when he landed a beautiful payara. It measured an impressive 88 cm, and earned Sadar the world record in the all-tackle (length) category.
Butterfly Peacock BassIGFA
The all-tackle (length) world record for the butterfly peacock bass has been snagged by Mohd Ali Ismail. On July 23, Ismail was fishing in the Malaysian city of Kota Bharu when he landed the 52 cm fish.
Yellow Peacock BassIGFA
July 29 was a very, very good day for Federico Hampl. While fishing in the Brazilian state of Tocantins, he earned not one, but two world records. The first was the all-tackle (length) world record for Arawana. Hampl landed a specimen that measured 61 cm, which was good enough for the record. He followed that up by claiming the all-tackle world record for yellow peacock bass. The fish weighed in at 2 lbs, 12 oz, and measured in at 39 cm.
Last, but certainly not least, is Masaru Fukuoka. On July 23, he was bottom fishing in the Japanese city of Kushiro, when he caught a rock greenling that weighed an impressive 5 lbs, 3 oz. It measured in at 55 cm, and earned Fukuoka the all-tackle world record for the species.For more world record catches, click here