Tag: Latest Overseas Fishing News

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 […]

Giant Colombian Peacock Bass

Armando Giraldo landed what is the second heaviest Orinoco peacock (Cichla orinocensis) every reported to the IGFA – and the heaviest ever recorded on fly tackle – while fishing the remote southern part of Colombia. Giraldo needed approximately 10 minutes to subdue the beautifully colored Orinoco peacock that tipped the scales at a whopping 5.22 kg […]

Nicky’s world record knife fish

Nicky Prine set a potential new All-Tackle world record for clown knifefish (Chitala chitala) with this beautiful 6.35 kg (14lb) fish from Lake Iguana, near her home in Delray Beach, Florida, USA. Prine was targeting peacock bass with a live shiner. After a tough five minute fight, she had the specimen subdued and worked quickly to document the catch, […]

World record longfin jack cravalle

Angolan angler Marco Couto has smashed the All Tacklle world record for the Longfin jack cravalle while fishing Barra do Kwanza near the Angolan city of Luanda with this 16.5kg (36lb 6oz) specimen. Couto, who already has several IGFA world records to his name, tempted the brute with a large soft plastic lure and battled […]

World Record Zander From Italy

This monster Italian zander weighing 25lb 6oz could set a new IGFA all tackle world record. It was caught by Italian angler Marco Turini, who was fishing the River Po, a waterway famed for its huge catfish.Marco was lure fishing with a six-inch Kopyto Shad matched with a 30gr jig head in the Cremona area. […]

World Record Snook From Brazilian Coastline

Maicon Flex Iscas Artificiais caught and released this massive 107cm Atlantic snook (Centropomus undecimalis) that could earn him the new IGFA All-Tackle Length record. Maicon caught the mighty fish while casting an artificial shrimp along the rocky coast of Ubatuba, a coastal Brazilian city located betweem Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. After a tough […]

World record Gator Trout

When spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) reach the size of the one American angler Luke Ledbetter pulled from Florida’s Indian River, they earn the nickname of “gator trout”. Ledbetter was fishing with Capt. Peter Deeks near the town of Melbourne, Florida, USA when the massive trout crushed the live mullet he was using for bait. The […]

Buffalo boy lands junior carp record

No wonder fourteen year old Adam Szepesi is all smiles after getting the better of this 28.35kg (62lb 8oz) smallmouth buffalo carp (Ictiobus bubalus) while fishing Lake Fork, Texas, USA.  Szepesi was fishing with local guide Austin Anderson, and needed 30 minutes to land the fish after it ate the corn he was using for […]

First Lionfish World Record

From wreaking environmental havoc to making new world records, lionfish continue to make the news. The invasion of western Atlantic and Caribbean waters by two voracious lionfish species (Pterois volitans and P. miles) is a continuing concern to anglers, scientists, and resource managers; research has indicated that populations of these venomous predators are growing exponentially […]

Orinoco Peacock Bass Record

On a recent trip to Colombia, angler Rafael Llamozas caught and released this 67cm Orinoco peacock (Cichla orinocensis) that could earn him the new IGFA All-Tackle Length record for the species.  Llamozas was casting a Payavon jig at Vichada, Colombia when the big peacock crushed the lure. The fish was released after it was properly […]