Here the IGFA "Hot catches news" of Februray 2013:
While bottom fishing with Capt. Brian Bennett off of Key West, FL, USA on November 23, 2012, Brielle Bennett of New Jersey, USA hooked into this 6.12 kg (13 lb 8 oz) black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) after it inhaled the live grunt she was using for bait. Brielle, age 11, needed 5 minutes to land this potential Female Junior record, which was released alive after being weighed, measured and photographed. The current IGFA record stands at 3.63 kg (8 lb 8 oz).
On a recent trip to South America, IGFA Representative and Lifetime Achiever Martini Arostegui landed this giant trahira (Hoplias spp.) while fishing Suriname’s Kabalebo River on December 21, 2012. Arostegui was fishing with local guide Karel Dawson, and needed 6 minutes to land this potential new 4 kg (8 lb) line class that tipped the scales at 10.89 kg (24 lb 0 oz), before being released alive. The current IGFA record stands at 8.73 kg (19 lb 4 oz).
Japanese angler Yoshiaki Ito landed this 84 cm Japanese seabass (Suzuki) (Lateolabrax japonicas) while fishing outside of Futtsu, Japan on December 14, 2012. Ito was casting a Rudra plug and needed 5 minutes to boat this potential new All-Tackle Length record fish, which was released alive after the necessary documentation. The current IGFA record is 70 cm.