Beautiful blue peacock bass looks set for new IGFA all tackle world record

Brazilian angler Mariozan Gomes do Nascimento potentially set the new IGFA All-Tackle world record for the blue peacock bass (Cichla piquiti) with this stunning  5-kilogram (11-pound) fish that he caught and released while fishing Lago do peixe Angical in the Tocantins state of Brazil, South America. See the blue shadow on the tail extremities? The […]

Beautiful Icelandic trout sets new IGFA tippet record

IGFA Representative Meredith J. McCord caught and released this beautiful 5.27-kilogram (11-pound 10-ounce) brown trout (Salmo trutta) on May 13, 2018 while fly fishing Iceland’s Lake Thingvallavatn. McCord played the fish for approximately 10 minutes before it was landed, documented, and released alive. If approved, the catch will become the new women’s 3-kilogram (6-pound) tippet […]

World record freshwater snapper

Jeremiah Michael caught and released this potential new IGFA all tackle world record freshwater snapper (Lutjanus fuscencens) while casting a lure along the shoreline of a jungle river in Sulawesi, Indonesia when the potential record snapper hit. After a short, but tough fight on heavy spinning gear, Malaysian angler Michael was able to land the snapper […]