Potential IGFA Record Catches - Short-Tailed Stingray, Hapuka Wreckfish, Hammerhead Shark
The IGFA has just released a brand new patch of potential world record catches. At press time, these catches were still undergoing the review process, and are not official world records as of yet.
Sue Tindale is back again with some more potential records. On Jan. 12, she was fishing in New Zealand?s Kaipara Harbor when she landed this huge short-tailed stingray. It weighed in at 111 lbs, 12 oz, measured in at 106 cm, and was caught using mullet. A couple of weeks later, on Jan. 26, Tindale was fishing off the coast of Arid Island when she caught this Hapuka wreckfish. It weighed 20 lbs, 14 oz, measured in at 91 cm, and was caught using barracuda. And on Feb. 8, she caught this hammerhead shark using mullet as bait. It weighed in at 4 lbs, 6 oz, and measured in at 61 cm. The first two catches are potential all-tackle records, and the last is a potential W-03 kg (6 lb) record.
Heather Harkavy was fishing off the coast of Marathon, Florida on Feb. 19 when she landed this ladyfish. It was caught using pinfish and measured in at 58 cm, and is the potential all-tackle (length) world record.
On Feb. 22, Wesley C. Winters landed this chain pickerel while fishing in New York?s Deep Pond. It measured in at 62 cm and was caught using a live shiner.
Finally, Gary Douglas Beach was fishing in Sebastian, Florida on Feb. 22 when he caught this spotted seatrout. It was caught using a DOA Cal Jerkbait, and measured in at 79 cm.
More world record catches can be found here.