IGFA World Record Catches - Atlantic Blue Marlin, Bocaccio, Sockeye Salmon

It?s a brand new month and a brand new week, and that means newly approved IGFA world record catches!
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On July 28, Enrico Capozzi was enjoying a day of fly fishing in Capcana, Dominican Republic, when he landed the catch of a lifetime: an Atlantic blue marlin that tipped the scales at 82 lbs and measured an impressive 167.64 cm. This incredible catch earned Capozzi his place in the world record books.
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While fly fishing the Kenai River in Alaska on Aug. 20, Bob Gaines caught a sockeye salmon that measured in at 74 cm. This was more than enough to earn Gaines the world record all-tackle (length).
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Finally, the all-tackle world record for bocaccio has been claimed by George Bogen. On Aug. 24, while jigging Elfin Cove in Alaska, he landed a behemoth that weighed 27 lbs, 14 oz, and measured 91.44 cm.Each of these records was officially approved by the IGFA on Oct 31.For news on more world record catches, click here.

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