Category: Overseas Fishing News

Canada’s Produces Record Arctic Char

Olivier Charpentier traveled from his home in Panama to Canada’s Tree River, where he caught the potential new All-Tackle Length record Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus). Charpentier’s 90 cm fish hit the Blue Fox spoon he was casting and was quickly subdued. Once landed, the fish was quickly measured, photographed, and released alive. The current IGFA […]

Lousiana Black Drum

Elizabeth Johnson caught this potential new women’s 10kg (20lb) IGFA tippet class record black drum (Pogonias cromis) while fly fishing Louisiana’s Biloxi Marsh with guide Brian Johnson. The 17.5 kg (38 lb 8 oz) drum was enticed by a well-placed clouser and put up a tough 10-minute fight before it was landed. Once they had […]

Giant Dog Tooth Tuna

While jigging off Latham Island, Tanzania Jason Alexiou captured this enormous dogtooth tuna (Gymnosarda unicolor) that tipped the scales at 102.8 kg (226 lb 10 oz) – eclipsing the current men’s 37kg (80 lb) line class record by more than 2.5 kg (5 lb). After crushing the Yozuri Hydrometer jig, the massive doggy put up […]

Foster Rocks World Carp Record

Fosters Of Birmingham tackle shop boss Richard Foster came close to claiming the world’s biggest ever carp capture when he out-battled this 130lb Siamese carp at Gillhams Fishing Resort in Thailand.  The destination near Krabi already holds the record with Keith Williams’ 134lb 7oz capture in October 2013 ( ), and owner Stu Gillham confirmed […]

Record Wolf Fish

Olivier Charpentier landed this impressive wolf fish, also known as a trahira while fishing with guide Martin Beenes on Suriname’s South River. The prehistoric looking predator made mince meat of the Sebile lure he was using and measured out to 97 cm. Once the fish was measured and photographed, it was released alive – qualifying […]

Saltwater IGFA Records

As seasonal cold fronts move across the US, anglers from around the world travel to coastal Louisiana to target the numerous red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) that congregate on the inshore flats. On October 24th, angler Christine M. Helms of the Florida Keys landed a 11.11 kg (24 lb 8 oz) redfish while fishing with her […]

Win The Mahseer Trip Of A Lifetime

Pic caption: Join the Mahseer Trust and you will automatically be entered into a draw to win the fishing holiday of a lifetime. Himalayan Outback in association with the Mahseer Trust are sending one lucky person on the fishing holiday of a lifetime. Twelve days fishing for mahseer in the beautiful Saryu are on offer […]

Predatory Carp World Record

Angler Phillip W. Richmond, Jr., who is currently stationed in South Korea with the US Navy, has been exploring the different fishing opportunities in his temporary home.  While fishing the NakDong River from his kayak on October 4th, Richmond landed a 4.6 kg (10 lb 2 oz) predatory carp (Chanodichthys erythropterus) while casting a swimbait. […]

20th wels over 100 kg

Stefan Seuß and Benjamin Gründer celebrated a special milestone on one of their latest Black Cat Guiding Tours. On 4 November, the 20th catfish of over 100 kg (220 lb) to be landed during their guided angling tours hit the net. However, anybody who thinks that, after so many giant specimens, the catches are a […]

Grayling Record From Slovenia

During a recent trip to Slovenia, American angler Christian Anderson landed a potential new All-Tackle Length world record grayling (Thymallus thymallus) while fishing the Soca River on August 7th. Anderson was fly fishing with a small ant patterned dry fly and needed only three minutes to subdue the 39 cm fish – only the second record […]

Light Tackle Black Snapper

Aussie angler Ian Middleton already holds several line world class records for Papuan black snapper (Lutjanus goldiei), and after a recent trip to Papua New Guinea, he may have claimed another. While fishing with local guide Barly Kelai on August 17th, Middleton tamed a 9.98 kg (22 lb 0 oz) black snapper on only 2 kg […]