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September 22, 2016

WORLD RECORDS: hot catches of September 2016

Angler Wan Yi Xuan caught and released this beautiful 10.89 kg (24 lb) barramundi (Lates calcarifer) – potential new women’s line class record - on June 16th while fishing the Aramia River in Papua New Guinea.

Xuan needed only 3 minutes to land the hard-fighting barra after it hit the Halco lure she was trolling. If approved, the catch will earn Xuan the new women’s 10 kg (20 lb) line class record, which is currently vacant.

Angler James Seegraves recently caught what could become the new men’s 8 kg (16 lb) tippet class world record for lingcod (Ophiodon elongates) while fly fishing off Seward, Alaska, USA. Seegraves caught the 16.5 kg (36 lb 6 oz) lingcod on August 28th, while fishing about the Interceptor with Capt. Keoni Tamayo.

After the fish ate the custom chartreuse fly, Seegraves needed only 10 minutes to subdue the potential record fish. If approved, the catch will replace the existing record of 15.46 kg (34 lb 1 oz).

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