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 (4 lb) tackle! 
The fish hit a Sebile lure that Middleton was casting and it took him nearly 30 minutes to subdue the potential men’s 2 kg (4 lb) line class record. 
The current IGFA record is vacant – a testament to how difficult it is to land these fish on light tackle.

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