Russian angler Ilya Sherbovich visited the Tugur River, Russia in search of record-setting taimen on fly fishing gear.
To say the trip was a success, would be something of an understattement. Not only did he set the new IGFA All-Tackle World Record, but he also set the IGFA Men’s 12, 16, and 20 lb Tippet Class World Records for taimen.
His biggest fish maxed out his 50-kilgram scale, so the catch was officially recorded at 48.62-kilograms (107-pounds, 3-ounces) once the weight of the sling was deducted, although the fish was likely larger than the approved weight.
He caught all four fish on fly fishing tactics, weighed them in a sling, and released them all to fight another day. Congratulations, Ilya, on four amazing fly fishing World Records and two taimen over 100-pounds on the fly.