Category: Overseas Fishing News

Changes To IGFA International Angling Rules

The IGFA’s Board of Trustees recently met for their annual meeting where they ratified several significant changes to the IGFA’s International Angling Rules and World Record Requirements. Detailed information regarding these changes is listed below: CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL ANGLING RULES Assisting the Angler Current IGFA International Angling Rules state that “the act of a […]

Length record Brazilian payara

French angler Thomas Jeandot caught and released this impressive 98 cm payara (Hydrolycus scomberoides) on October 16th while fishing Brazil’s Xingu River with IGFA Representative Ian-Arthur de Sulocki. Jeandot played the payara for 15 minutes after the fish ate the jig head and soft plastic bait combination he was casting. Once landed, the fish was […]

World record rockfish

David Utoft holds aloft of massive 18.6 kg (41 lb 1 oz) shortraker rockfish (Sebastes borealis) that could become the new IGFA All-Tackle world record. Utoft was fishing with Capt. Joe Calandra out of Tanaku Lodge, located in Elfin Cove, Alaska, USA, and needed 15 minutes to land the fish after it ate the squid […]

Big, beautiful, Bolivian golden dorado

This beautiful 29lb golden dorado looks set to be a new 8kg (16lb) world line class record for Colombian angler Alejandro Linares. He was fishing Bolivia’s Rio Torija with a popper lure when the big predator smashed into it. The fish was carefully unhook, photographed and released and a claim has been submitted to the IGFA. THE […]

Giant Colombian Peacock Bass

Armando Giraldo landed what is the second heaviest Orinoco peacock (Cichla orinocensis) every reported to the IGFA – and the heaviest ever recorded on fly tackle – while fishing the remote southern part of Colombia. Giraldo needed approximately 10 minutes to subdue the beautifully colored Orinoco peacock that tipped the scales at a whopping 5.22 kg […]

Nicky’s world record knife fish

Nicky Prine set a potential new All-Tackle world record for clown knifefish (Chitala chitala) with this beautiful 6.35 kg (14lb) fish from Lake Iguana, near her home in Delray Beach, Florida, USA. Prine was targeting peacock bass with a live shiner. After a tough five minute fight, she had the specimen subdued and worked quickly to document the catch, […]

Peacock bass world record claim

Brazilian angler Ednaldo Camacho Lazarin caught and released what could become the new All-Tackle Length world record for speckled peacock (Cichla temensis) on October 10th, while fishing near Santa Isabel in the Brazilian Amazon. Lazarin needed only several minutes to subdue the trophy peacock, after it crushed the top-water plug he was casting. The current […]

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