Costa Rican angler Christopher Hampl caught this 7.26 kg (16 lb) mullet snapper while fly fishing off Isla Montuosa, Panama that could earn him the new men’s 6 kg (12 lb) tippet class category.

Hampl skillfully played the hard-fighting snapper for 35 minutes after the fish took the streamer pattern fly he was casting. If approved, the catch will replace the existing world record of 3.15 kg (6 lb 15 oz).

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