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May 26, 2015

US: caught an huge 106 lb Asian carp



A non official record for Asian carp was done in Kentucky; in fact, the past week a 106 pound - 48 kilo Asian carp was boated.

Angler Bill Schroeder, was fishing during an afternoon on the lake bass, when he hooked a fish he wasn’t exactly looking to catch.

He was bass fishing with only a 17 pound test line.

After over two hour battle the big carp pulled Schroeder’s boat an estimated 3 miles from Kentucky Lake through the adjoining canal and into Barkley Lake.

Here he was able to land this fish. The record setting Asian carp maxed out the scales at the local marina, reaching 106 lb.


US: caught record size striped bass



While fishing on the banks of Bull Shoals Lake, angler Lawrence Dillman of Rockaway Beach, Missouri, caught an huge striped bass.

This fish is the new state record for the specie;  a striped bass weighing 65 pounds, 2 ounces with a length of 49 3/4 inches

He fought the big fish for over 45 minutes until he got him to shallow water,

After the big bass broke Dillman’s own scales, the record was verified by "Missouri Department of Conservation" staff using a certified scale.

The fish is now being mounted at Bass Pro’s headquarters in Springfield, Mo.

This striped bassr is likely one of a group inadvertently stocked in Bull Shoals Lake by Arkansas game officials in the late 1990s and now reaching the end of their lifespans.

These fishes have grown to enormous sizes over the years by feeding on threadfin shad in the deep waters.

May 22, 2015

VIDEO: catching a giant grouper from a kayak


Catching a giant grouper from a kayak? Yes is possible; Captain Ben Chancey catches the first giant Goliath Grouper from a kayak by rod and reel and the video was quickly published on Youtube

MALAYSIA: found a giant size arapaima



The past week, an huge  Amazon Amazon arapaima, one of the largest type of freshwater fish in the world, was found under the Sungai Johor bridge in Malaysia.

The fish was discovered by the riverbank by a local resident, in the early morning.

When the fish was found it was already dying. He had to seek the help of four other friends just to bring it to land using a wire.

Probably during the huge floods some years ago the big arapaima escaped from a private fishery breeding pond, and continue to grow in this huge size.

the fish wasn't weighted but seem to be well over 250 lb.

WORLD RECORDS: hot catches May 2015


 

Here the last word record application recevied at IGFA (international Game fish Association)

Aussie angler Tahlia Middleton caught this quality 7.93 kg (14 lb 8 oz) Papuan black snapper (Lutjanus goldiei) while trolling a Sebile diving plug through the Fly River in Papua New Guinea on April 7th. Middleton needed approximately 10 minutes to subdue the strong-fighting “black bass” - as they are referred to by locals - and quickly documented, weighed, and released the fish alive. If approved, the catch will easily earn the 11 year-old angler the new Female Junior record, which currently stands at 2.84 kg (6 lb 4 oz).


This potential All-Tackle world record whitefin weakfish (Cynoscion albus) – a 13.6 kg (29 lb 15 oz) fish was caught near Puntarenas, Costa Rica by angler Alvaro Mora on April 3rd. Mora was trolling a Rapala diving plug and needed 15 minutes to land the fish after hooking up. The current All-Tackle world record for whitefin weakfish is vacant, meaning that a record has never before been granted for this species.


Dennis Triana caught and released this impressive 48 lb grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) on May 4th while fishing canals near his home in Miami, Florida, USA. Triana enticed the big carp to eat a piece of bread, and then needed approximately 20 minutes to subdue the fish. Once the fish was brought on land, Triana quickly documented, weighed, and released the fish alive. If approved, the catch will become the new men’s 10 kg (20 lb) line class record for grass carp, which currently stands at 15.8 kg (34 lb 1oz)

www.igfa.org

May 15, 2015

PANAMA: underwater footage of a feeding tuna frenzy


A spectacular tuna feeding frenzy filmed underwater by JJ Slater during a fishing trip out of Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.

In some moments all the bait tried to hide around him and the angry tuna were blasting them off his body. Wonderful tuna video!

UK: caught a monster size 155 lb conger eel



This week, a photo of a gigantic conger eel reported as being 20 feet (6 meter) long was published on the major British newspapers as:The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Express, the Mirror, but it was a big optical illusion.

The eel was caught by the inshore trawler "Hope" by skipper Scott Govier. The length of the fish was only around 7 feet and no more. Any way the fish was huge, because at the weight was  131 pounds gutted.

Probably the estimated  weight would have been 155 pounds - 70.2 kilo. By comparison, the UK rod caught record, that is 133 pounds - 60.2 kilo.


Conger normally live in deep water wrecks, so it is unusual to catch them on open water.

Govier sold the conger eel to the Plymouth Fisheries for just over $65.


See world's biggest conger eel aver caught at Big fishes of the World web site



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