Category: Overseas Fishing News

World record freshwater snapper

Jeremiah Michael caught and released this potential new IGFA all tackle world record freshwater snapper (Lutjanus fuscencens) while casting a lure along the shoreline of a jungle river in Sulawesi, Indonesia when the potential record snapper hit. After a short, but tough fight on heavy spinning gear, Malaysian angler Michael was able to land the snapper […]

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 […]