IGFA Submissions: Biggest Australian Bass Ever?

IGFA Submissions: Biggest Australian Bass Ever?

Recent world-record submissions to the International Game Fish Association.

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

Zander

“Zander”
Photo courtesy of IGFA
  • Finnish angler Tomi Valkamaa potentially set the new men's 8-pound line class world record for zander with this 12-pound, 12-ounce fish that he caught on Nov. 10, 2018 while fishing Finland's Aland Islands. The existing record is 10 pounds, 4 ounces.

Yellowtail Snapper

“Snpper”
Photo courtesy of IGFA
  • On Nov. 22, 2018, Chip Constantini potentially set the new men’s 2-pound line class world record for yellowtail snapper with this 4-pound, 12-ounce fish he caught while fishing off Key Colony Beach, Fla. Costantini fought the fish for nearly 20 minutes on his ultra-light line before he could land the fish. The existing record is 2 pounds, 4 ounces.

Australian Bass

“AusBass”
Photo courtesy of IGFA
  • Aussie angler Daniel McCoy caught and released this impressive 9-pound, 12-ounce Australian bass on Aug. 18, 2018 while fishing Lake Somerset in Queensland, Australia. McCoy fought the fish for 15 minutes on 6-pound test line. If approved, McCoy’s fish will be the biggest Australian bass ever recorded by the IGFA, therefore qualifying it for the All-Tackle record which currently stands at 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

Blackfin Seabass

“SeaBass”
Photo courtesy of IGFA
  • Japanese angler Takeshi Ihara potentially set the new men’s 20-pound tippet class world record for blackfin seabss with this impressive 13-pound, 7-ounce fish that he caught while fly fishing from the shoreline of Tokushima, Japan on Oct. 7, 2018. The fish hit a streamer-pattern fly. The existing record is 11 pounds, 9 ounces.

Rainbow Trout

“Rainbow”
Photo courtesy of IGFA
  • Kiwi angler Olive Armistead, 9, caught and released this 14-pound rainbow trout on Sept. 4, 2018 while fishing Tekapo, New Zealand. If approved, the catch will earn Olive both the Female Smallfry and women's 8-pound line class world records, which stand at 10 pounds, and 2 pounds, 7 ounces, respectively.

Speckled Peacock

“SpPeacock”
Photo courtesy of IGFA
  • While fishing Brazil's famed Rio Negro on Oct. 28, 2018, American angler Roberta Arostegui caught and released this 5-pound speckled peacock that could become the new women's 6-pound tippet class world record. The existing record is 2 pounds, 4 ounces.

Cutthroat Trout

“Cutthroat”
Photo courtesy of IGFA
  • Adam Garcia caught and released this giant cutthroat trout on Nov. 11, 2018 while fishing Pyramid Lake, Nevada. Measuring out to an impressive 85 centimeters (33.4 inches) in length, Garcia’s catch qualifies him for the potential new All-Tackle Length world record which currently stands at 81 centimeters.

Red Drum

“RedDrum”
Photo courtesy of IGFA

Maureen Klause caught and released this 40-pound, 8-ounce red drum on Nov. 4, 2018, to potentially set the new women’s 4-pound line class world record. Klause was fishing off Ocracoke Island, North Carolina with Capt. Ernest Doshier and needed 18 minutes to land the redfish after it ate the cut bluefish she was using for bait. The current IGFA world record stands at 140 pounds.

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