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June 25, 2016

VIDEO: bull sharks attack and eat a blacktip shark

A great video updated on Youtube by some anglers that where fishing off Palm Beach with kayaks and paddelboard.

They were hoping to catch some permit that day when one of them hooked into a medium size blacktip shark.

Right before it came up to the surface for a landing and release, a couple of massive bull sharks came out of the blue and attacked the blacktip shark.

June 19, 2016

US: caught a world record size blue catfish in North Carolina

Angler Landon Evans, 15 year old was fishing in North Carolina on Lake Gaston last Saturday night when something huge took the dead shad he was using as bait from a dock just after sunset.

After 20 minutes of fighting, Evans got his first look at the fish and realized this was bigger than he could have imagined. The massive blue catfish broke the rod, but not before the boy’s mother was able to get a net over its tail

So he landed a world record size blue catfish of 117 lb 8 oz (53.3 kg). The cat fish is 55 inches long and with a 40.5 inch girth.

Evans monster catfish if approved, will become the new men’s 24 kg (50 lb) line class record and the male Junior world record.

This catch also could be the new North Carolina state record

June 17, 2016

UNDERWATER VIDEO: wonderful pike attacks in Ireland

A great video from Underwater Ireland Youtube chnnnel. Stunning split-shots of topwater big monster pike attacks on a lure in crystal clear water of Ireland.

WORLD RECORDS: hot catches of June 2016

The IGFA recently received a potential new All-Tackle world record for freshwater snapper (Lutjanus fuscencens) – commonly referred to spot tail bass - caught by Malaysian angler Jeremiah Michael on June 1st. Micheal was fishing along the wooded banks of a freshwater river in the Sulawesi Islands, when this massive freshwater snapper exploded on the lure he was casting. After a tough 10 minute battle, Micheal was finally able to subdue the fish and bring it into the boat for a quick weighing. To Michael’s surprise, the fish maxed out his under-matched scale, which topped out at 12 kg (26 lb 8 oz). Although the fish was clearly heavier than the maximum weight, Micheal decided to release the fish alive, rather than kill it for a more accurate weight reading. Regardless, at 12 kg (26 lb 8 oz), the fish is plenty large enough to qualify, as this is the first ever record application for this species to be submitted to the IGFA

IGFA world record chaser Sjon Harless of Mobile, Alabama, USA caught this huge almaco jack (Seriola riviola) on June 3rd using only 8 kg (16 lb) tackle, while fishing aboard the Plautus off of Flamingo, Costa Rica. Harless skillfully played the hard-fighting jack for nearly an hour, after the massive 24 kg (53 lb) almaco ate the live look-down she was using for bait. If approved, the catch will easily become the new women’s 8 kg (16 lb) line class record, which currently stands at 12.28 kg (27 lb 1 oz).

Aussie angler Rebecca Dean caught this 78.5 kg (173 lb) Pacific blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) on May 4th using just 3 kg (6 lb) tackle! Dean was fishing off Port Stephens, Australia aboard the Calypso, captained by her husband Tim Dean. After the fish was successfully teased-up, Dean pitched a rigged slimy mackerel behind the boat which was quickly engulfed by the hungry marlin. Dean skillfully played the fish for approximately 30 minutes, before the fish was brought to leader and eventually landed. If approved, the catch will earn Dean the new women’s 3 kg (6 lb) line class record, which currently stands at 64.18 kg (141 lb 8 oz).

June 15, 2016

AUSTRALIA: caught a record size giant swordfish

Female Aussie angler India Thompson, at only age 16, caught this giant 267.40 kg - 589 lb 8 oz  swordfish while fishing off St. Helens, Tasmania in south Australia.

Even more impressive is that  India needed only 45 minutes to best the massive swordfish on tackle. She was using a  Penn VS70W as reel on a Fenwick rods and with bait used a mackerel.

If approved, the catch will earn India the new Female Junior World Record, as well as some serious bragging rights.

June 11, 2016

NORWAY: underwater halibut attack in this video

An underwater video filmed in North Norway by Nordic Sea Angling of an halibut attacking a soft lure.

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