This month’s hottest potential records have reached IGFA headquarters from as far afield as
The current All-Tackle record holder for escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum), Charles F. Ebanks of Grand Cayman,
Cayman Islands, was apparently not happy with his current record of 68.21 kg ( 150 lb 6 oz). Fishing with Emil Terry, Ebanks landed an enormous escolar on December 15, 2010 while fishing off Grand Cayman. The 72.89 kg ( 160 lb 11 oz) fish surpasses Ebanks’ current record, qualifying him for the potential new All-Tackle record. The escolar was landed 25 minutes after taking the angler’s rigged squid.
Fly angler Dr. J.A. Llera, of
Miami Lakes, Florida, USA, spent the weekend of March 26, 2011 in where he was able to land and release a bonefish (Albula spp.) to qualify for the first All-Tackle Length record for the species. Llera’s fish measured Key Largo, Florida, USA 62 cm and took the angler’s well presented shrimp fly before the 15 minute drag-screaming battle ensued.