While casting an Evergreen crankbait in Nakohon Ratchasima April 19th, native angler Bkkguy John Ang Woon Heng hooked this flesh-eating beast. His snakehead was heavier than the current work mark by over 4 pounds. If Woon Heng’s record application is approved by the International Game Fish Association, he’ll soon hold the World Record for the species.
Okay, people…next time you catch a record fish, be sure to get a good photo of it, would ya?? While the picture doesn’t do Otwin Kandoff’s massive brown trout justice, at 42 pounds, 1 ounce, it could be soon recognized as the largest of its species ever taken on rod and reel.
The world record application has been submitted to the IGFA, and an official ruling on the catch should come soon.
Kandoff used a sliver spoon in New Zealand’s Ohau Canal which is a man-made waterway that connects a few lakes. Impressibly, the fish was taken on 8-pound test!
Globetrotting angler Patrick Sebile (of Sebile lures) landed this largemouth bass on Lake Okeechobee while fishing with guide Jeff Brooks.
The big bucketmouth sucked down a Sebile Proppler Buzz and measured out to 61 cm (24+ inches), which qualifies Sebile for a potential new All-Tackle Length record. The existing record stands at 59 cm. The bass was released after the photo.
The IGFA has a relatively new class of world records for anglers to shoot at: Catch & Release length records for many species.
The catch qualifies the kid for both the IGFA male Junior record for the species as well as the 50-pound line class record.
Talk about super-sized! Check out his potential new All-Tackle Length Record for brown trout! This massive kpyed-up buck measured 38.2 inches (the current length record is 25.2 inches)and was caught in Milwaukee Harbour on Lake Michigan by Eric Haataja, who was casting a skirted jig.
The fight lasted 10 minutes…after which, Haataja snapped a couple quick pix and then released big daddy to go about his business. If approved, this will be the new length world record for browns. The length record is a fairly new catch and release category so that anglers can get recognized for trophy catches without killing the fish. Read more at IGFA.org