Record Breakers

July Record Catches Thomas Evans caught this 194-lb 8-oz tarpon on a 12-lb tippet. He battled the fish for more than two hours before brining it in off the coast of Pine Island, Florida near Ft. Myers. The current 12-lb tippet record is 177 pounds.
Multi-IGFA world record holder Sean Konrad caught this monster burbot while fishing in Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan. The fish weighed in at 25 pounds 2 ounces. Konrad holds the current all-tackle record for burbot at 19 pounds 1 ounce.
Frank Bluch caught this 4-lb 2-oz meagre on a 2-lb tippet in Australia. The current IGFA saltwater fly record is vacant for this species.
Aussie angler Rhys Clatworthy landed this 24-lb 14-oz golden trevally on his home waters using 6-lb line. The 6-lb line class record for trevally is currently vacant.
Italian angler Roberto Godi landed this 250-lb 3-oz wels catfish after battling the monster for 45 minutes. The current record stands at 242 pounds 8 ounces.
Wels live in brackish waters in eastern Europe and the fish grow so large that they have been rumored to swallow up people. Godi released this fish alive after weighing it and taking photos.
A new record species might be added to the IGFA records after Steven Wozniak landed this 1-lb 8-oz sicklefish while fishing in Ponggol Marina, Singapore.
After tangling with this 5-lb 3-oz spotted bass for more than 10 minutes, Ann Louise Voelz could set the female smallfry angler record.
Japanese angler Junichi Inada caught this 6-lb 9-oz nigoi using a red swamp crawfish.
Lance Erik Peterson may break a 12-year-old IGFA fly rod record after landing this 48-lb 8-oz roosterfish while fishing from the shore in Cabo del Este, Mexico. The fish put up a 45 minute fight after hitting Peterson's Mona-Lisa fly, and qualifies for the men's 12-lb tippet world record.
Charlotte Sampson landed this 51-pound lemon shark while fishing Summerland Key. And she did it while using 2-lb line.
Smallfry angler Jason Ackerman landed this 37-lb 12-oz flathead catfish on March 31, while fishing Lake Moultrie, South Carolina. This potential male smallfry record fish took five minutes to land. The current IGFA record is 35 pounds 8 ounces taken from the same lake two years ago.

With the 2010 fishing season well underway, these anglers are on the brink of shattering International Game Fish Association records.