May 22, 2015
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)