World Record Largemouth for Sale

The world record Largemouth Bass has just been placed on the international selling block. Manubu Kurita, the Japanese trophy hunter and holder of the world record bass officially announced Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010, he will open bidding on the world record fish. Prior to August, Manabu shared with his blog friends his consideration to sell the world record. Reactions from his friends? Shock, and dismay but Manabu felt the record needed a formal home.

On July 2nd, 2009, Manabu Kurita became the world's first angler in 77 years to catch an official world record Largemouth. The record was registered in the International Game Fish Association (keeper of all world records). Kurita's treasure weighed 22 lbs 4.9 ounces nearly one ounce heavier than the previous record set in 1932 by George Perry (22lbs 4 ounces).

The Largemouth Bass is considered North America's number one game fish. It's also one of the world's most sought after freshwater sport fish, finding residency in Japan, Korea, South Africa, Spain, Italy, Mexico and Cuba. Dr. James A. Henshall, author of Book of The Black Bass, summed up the wonderment of this fish when he said "...I consider him, inch for inch and pound for pound, the gamest fish that swims"

World Record Coming to America?

The announcement of the sale has spurred the interest of both business and private individuals. American associate Mr. David Swendseid has been charged with assessing legitimate domestic and international offers. His investigation into each inquiry will take considerable time. Swendseid has admitted to a passionate appreciation for the process. "First, I am honored that Manabu Kurita camp asked me to take on such a privilege. The next several weeks will be one heck of a ride. When you think of the residual value this fish could present to the industry, it is exciting, but the intrinsic value this record will bring the purchaser is humbling," Swendseid said.

Bass Fishing A Multi-billion Dollar Industry

My heart felt direction is to see the world record make its final resting place in the US. It's a Largemouth bass, America's #1 sport fish, family of origin? USA. We gifted the Largemouth to Japan and now a matured return such as this would be an honor. I hope a the sign representing America's passion will read, "welcome home world record".

Market speculations have historically indicated catching the world record could lead to a million dollars in endorsements. But how much value does the largest bass mount in the world command? For companies or corporations this amazing freak of nature could be exhibited or used in promotions and trade shows forever. What will be spectacular, will be witnessing the public reacting to the behemoth's anatomy up close and personal.

Swendseid will be considering all legitimate offers whether from group entities or individuals. For serious inquiries please contact Mr. Swendseid at:

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