The web site for best sportfishing news and reports from all over the world.

May 06, 2017

WORLD RECORDS: hot catches of May 2017

On April 14th, while fishing out of Salinas, Ecuador aboard the Don Chuma, angler Fernando Mata – age 10 – caught this massive 29 kg (64 lb) broomtail grouper (Mycteroperca xenarcha) that could earn him the new male Smallfry world record. Chuma needed only 12 minutes to pull the grouper from the bottom after it crushed the Mirro Lure plug he was trolling. The current IGFA world record stands at 26.76 kg (59 lb).

Smallfry Angler Thomas King caught this impressive 19.5 kg (43 lb) narrowbarred mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) on April 11th, while fishing out of Madang, Papua New Guinea aboard the Drug Runner. Using only 6 kg (12 lb) line, King skillfully played the fish for approximately 20 minutes after it took the ballyhoo he was trolling. If approved, the catch will replace the existing male Smallfry world record which currently stands at 16.55 kg (36 lb 7 oz).

Angler Martini Arostegui - IGFA Representative from Washington, USA – recently submitted this 8.05 kg (17 lb 12 oz) lustrous pomfret (Eumegistus illustris) for a potential new All-Tackle world record. Arostegui was deep-dropping in 1500 feet of water when the fish hit, and he surprisingly needed only 20 minutes to bring the fish up from the depths. If approved, Arostegui’s catch will replace the existing IGFA world record which stands at 7.71 kg (17 lb).


Google Web Search: