A girl angler has become a social media sensation after a selfie she took while on a fishing trip with her grandparents appeared to reveal the ghostly face and torso of a man who wasn’t there. Haley Ogletree was fishing with her brother Kolton who was preparing the fishing gear in the background of her […]
Watch as a young angler reels in a fine fish, only for it to be nicked by a big alligator!
Most European anglers won’t be familiar with this fish, known in the USA as the ‘white bass’. And this fish from Devil’s Lake in North Dakota USA, while not massive for bass in general, is a beauty. In fact at 18.5 inches long, with a 16-inch girth, and weighing in at 4.32lb, it’s being submitted […]
Nick Dulleck is claiming an IGFA all tackle record spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus) with this beauty from New Bullard’s Bar Reservoir in California, USA. The fat bass, which took a jig, weighed in a 11lb 4oz, well over the existing all tackle record of 10lb 6oz.
THAILAND’s Mae Klong River has thrown up one of its giant freshwater stingrays in the shape of this colossus weighing some 530lb. The giant female, which measured some 2m x 2.4m, was boated by Wels catfish ace Yuri Grisendi, who took well over and hour to tire it out on big game outfits with Okuma […]
It might seem to many an odd time to be launching a magazine of any kind, let alone in the struggling angling publishing world, yet that’s exactly what’s happening with the introduction of Fishing & Travel. The quarterly title is a spin off from the French version, Voyages de Pêche, which has tickled the taste […]
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 […]
A British angler has landed one of the biggest fish ever to be caught in freshwater – an incredible 550lb freshwater stingray. Luke Benson, who is in the military, was fishing on the Bang Pakong River in Thailand when he hooked into the river monster, which took an incredible FIVE HOURS AND FORTY MINUTES to […]
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 […]
TWO intrepid Brits are back in Blighty after a dream fishing trip of a lifetime produced Amazon Rainforest fish way over the current world record – although neither will be able to claim a world best. Guildford angler Laurence Hanger landed a monster freshwater wolf fish that banged the scales around to 54lb from previously […]
English angler Christopher Tasker has just returned from a year-long fishing adventure which took him thousands of miles from Nepal to Australia and back and saw him land fish over the IGFA world record for the species among a host of giant fish. The highlight of the trip with his girlfriend Nadine must surely be […]
Aussie angler Adam Reay caught and released this massive Papuan black snapper (Lutjanus goldiei) while fishing the Fly River in Papua New Guinea. The 88 cm fish hit a diving lure that Reay was casting along the shoreline, and put up a brutal, short lived fight on heavy spinning tackle. Once landed the fish was quickly […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jeremiah Michael is claiming an all tackle world record with this 26lb 8oz spot tail bass (freshwater snapper) caught in a secluded, overgrown river in the Salawesi Islands. The Malaysian angler was lure fishing and the fish was actually considerably bigger, because it bottomed out his scales. However, even at that weight it’s plenty big […]