Category: Overseas Fishing News

First Lionfish World Record

From wreaking environmental havoc to making new world records, lionfish continue to make the news. The invasion of western Atlantic and Caribbean waters by two voracious lionfish species (Pterois volitans and P. miles) is a continuing concern to anglers, scientists, and resource managers; research has indicated that populations of these venomous predators are growing exponentially […]

Orinoco Peacock Bass Record

On a recent trip to Colombia, angler Rafael Llamozas caught and released this 67cm Orinoco peacock (Cichla orinocensis) that could earn him the new IGFA All-Tackle Length record for the species.  Llamozas was casting a Payavon jig at Vichada, Colombia when the big peacock crushed the lure. The fish was released after it was properly […]

Possible Record Golden Mahseer

Belgian angler Frank Van de Wyer caught this potential new All-Tackle record golden mahseer (Tor putitora) while fishing India’s Saryu River with local guide Misty Dhillon. Van de Wyer needed nearly an hour and a half to subdue the 19.96 kg (44 lb) fish – which outweighs the current All-Tackle record holder by 7.71 kg […]

Ten Potential World Records

During a recent trip to the exotic South American countries of Suriname and Guyana, UK angler Richard Hart racked up no less than 10 potential world records on trahira (Hoplias spp.); also known as wolfish. One of the most impressive catches of the trip was an 11.82 kg (26 lb 1 oz) giant trahira that […]

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 […]