IGFA February Hot Catches

Kiwi angler Kevin Baker potentially set the new All-Tackle record for Pacific bluefin tuna with a 777-pound, 1-ounce fish caught off the coast of Greymouth, New Zealand aboard Cova Rose captained by Lance Goodhew.

Saltwater world abuzz with potential Pacific bluefin record

Fly anglers have been putting in some record-class fishing effort recently – this month’s IGFA Hot Catches highlights of potential new world records feature three catches all caught on fly rods. Check out the two peacock bass and the arawana caught in Brazil, Colombia, and Guyana, all contending for World Record titles.


Meanwhile, the saltwater world is abuzz with news of a potential new All-Tackle record Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the coast of New Zealand. The Cook Islands, Panama, and Key West and Louisiana in the United States have also produced several potential new World Records, including black and red drum, a black grouper, mullet snapper, and giant trevally. Read on for the latest updates from the IGFA World Records department!


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IGFA Hot Catches January 2014


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