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July 18, 2015

WORLD RECORDS: hot catches July 2015

Angler Maicon Flex Iscas Artificiais caught and released this massive 107 cm Atlantic snook (Centropomus undecimalis) that could earn him the new All-Tackle Length record.

Maicon caught the fish while casting an artificial shrimp along the rocky coast of Ubatuba, a coastal Brazilian city located betweem Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro.

After a tough 20 minute fight, Maicon boated the fish for some quick measurements and photos, before releasing it alive. The current IGFA record is 106 cm, so if approved, Maicon's trophy snook would tie the existing record. IGFA rules state that an incoming All-Tackle Length record must be at least 2 cm longer than the existing record in order to replace it.

While fishing the Baltic Sea, out of Rugen, Germany, on April 10th, angler Joachim Ochmann caught this 16 kg (35 lb 4 oz) Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) that could earn him the new men’s 6 kg (12 lb) line class record. Ochmann, an experienced light tackle angler, needed 42 minutes to land the quality salmon after it hit the blinker he was trolling.

The current IGFA world record is 15.4 kg (33 lb 15 oz).

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