Check Out Latest IGFA World Record Submissions

Check Out Latest IGFA World Record Submissions
Photo courtesy of International Game Fish Association

World Record fish

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) gets world-record submissions on a regular basis and shares some of them in a bi-weekly newsletter.

Here are recent submissions that are eye-openers:

Arctic Char May Be Heaviest on Fly

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  • While fly fishing in remote Nuvarut, Canada, Dale Loveless caught this 22 pound, 8-ounce Arctic char on July 1. If approved, it would be the heaviest fly-caught Arctic char ever recorded by the IGFA.

Atlantic Salmon in Iceland

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  • Meredith Jane McCord, an IGFA representative, caught and released this 21-pound Atlantic salmon on July 19 while fly fishing in the New Beat, Iceland. If approved, it would fill the vacant IGFA record in the women's 16-pound tippet class.

A Red Snapper Double

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  • Reece Rockett submitted two potential world records for red snapper while fishing off Port Aransas, Texas on June 27. Weighing 16 pounds and 16 pounds, 6 ounces, respectively, the catches could earn her IGFA records for women in the 16- and 20-pound line classes. The current records are 14-3 and 15-5.

Alaskan Sockeye

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  • This 14-pound, 14-ounce sockeye salmon caught by Shawn Martinez July 5 on the Kenai River in Alaska could be the new IGFA men's 16-pound line class record. The current record is 14-8.

Catch & Release Bowfin

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  • Richard Hart caught and released this 82-centimeter (32.28 inches) bowfin while fly fishing July 29 on Lake Champlain. The existing IGFA all-tackle length record is 77 cm (30.32 inches).

Yellowtail Down Under

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  • Australian angler Stan Konstantaras caught this 149-centimenter (58.66 inches) southern yellowtail May 17 off of Three Kings, New Zealand. The current all-tackle length record is 138 centimeters.

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