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 […]