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10 World Fishing Records That’ll (Probably) Never be Broken

by Aaron Decker   |  May 30th, 2012 1

I recently sent a note to Jack Vitek, the World Records Coordinator for the International Game Fish Association, about world fishing records that probably will never be broken. You could write a book about the topic as there are so many different fish species the IGFA recognizes world records for and one record is as likely not to be broken as another.  For the purpose of this article though, I asked Jack to narrow it down to 10 species that the Game & Fish/Sportsman audience could relate to. Some I agree with but there are others that I think I’ll see fall in my lifetime.  Records are meant to be broken yes,  and these are probably safe for a while, but you never know when a new king will be crowned.What do you think? (Dylan Polk contributed to this gallery)



  • Sandhan Australia

    I am a friend of Brian Batchelor who is now nearly 93 years young.
    We were chatting the other day about the bonefish world record he held since 1982 (30 years no less!) and he was wondering if his record had ever been bettered…

    I've been hunting through the search sites and there seem to be lots of posts where people claim to have the world record, and yet the size of their fish is smaller than Brian's. Can you help me to help him out?

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