IGFA Record Catches - John Dory, Pink Maomao, Emperor Snakehead
The IGFA has released another batch of approved all-tackle world record catches. Check them out!
On Sept. 10, Benchawan Thiansungnoen caught a record emperor snakehead in Thailand?s Palm Tree Lagoon. It weighed 11 lbs, 5 oz, and measured in at 83.82 cm. Three days later, on Sept. 13, Thiansungnoen landed a Malayan Leaffish at the Khao Laem Dam. It weighed 1 lb, 6 oz, and measured in at 31.75 cm. The fish were caught using live koi carp and bread mix, respectively.
Wesley Adair Covington was fishing in South Carolina?s Georgetown Hole on Sept. 11 when he caught this huge hogfish. It weighed 21 lbs, 15 oz, measured in at 80.1 cm, and was caught using a crab as bait.
Yellowfin river pellonaIGFA
This yellowfin river pellona was caught by Gilberto Fernandes on Sept. 18 in Brazil?s Rio Preta da Eva. It weighed in at 6 lbs, 9 oz, and measured in at 59.2 cm. The pellona was caught using a spinnerbait.
It wouldn?t be an IGFA record catches article without an appearance by Sue Tindale, who has two more records to add to her repertoire. On Sept. 23, she was fishing on New Zealand?s Burgese Island when she caught a pink maomao. It weighed in at 2 lbs, 3 oz, and measured in at 38 cm. Five days later, on Sept. 28, she landed a John Dory at Titoki Point. It weighed in at 3 lbs, 3 oz, and measured in at 45 cm. The fish were caught using skipjack and mackerel, respectively.
Finally, on Oct. 4, Charlie I. Aman caught this gulf flounder in North Carolina?s Bogue Sound. It weighed in at 7 lbs, 2 oz, measured in at 71.12 cm, and was caught using finger mullet.