August Record Catches Angler Robert W. Simmons of Saint Charles, MO, USA, guided by S. Barreto Franco, caught this 4.76 kg (10 lb 8 oz) pinima peacock (Cichla pinima) on 7/13/2010 while fishing the Sucunduri River, Brazil. The fish hit Simmons’ peacock jig and took him 5 minutes to land and qualifies for an all-tackle record. The current IGFA record is vacant.
Angler Stan Nabozny of The Woodlands, TX, USA, guided by Andy Nicholson, landed this 3.03 kg (6 lb 11 oz) Barbel (Barbus barbus) on 6/24/2010, while fishing out of Holme Lacy, United Kingdom. Nabozny landed the fish in 5 minutes, after it hit his marine halibut pellet, to qualify for the 10 kg (20 lb) line class record. The current IGFA record is 4 lb 14 oz (2.21 kg).
Angler Greg Bernal of Florissant, MO, USA, landed a 58.97 kg (130 lb 0 oz) blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) on 7/20/2010, while fishing the Missouri River, out of North County, Missouri, USA. Bernal’s monster blue catfish qualifies for the new all-tackle record and took the angler 20 minutes to land after the fish ate his Asian carp. The current IGFA record is 124 lb 0 oz (56.24 kg).
Angler Xavier Casal of Miami, FL, USA, guided by Rafael Moran, landed the potential men’s 37 kg (80 lb) line class record for broomtail grouper (Mycteroperca xenarcha) on 6/6/2010, while fishing Isla Santa Clara, Ecuador. Casal’s grouper weighed in at 23.13 kg (51 lb 0 oz) and took 18 minutes to land after the fish hit the angler’s Rapala X-Rap 30 lure. The current IGFA record is vacant.
Angler Marles H. Frankman of Golden Valley, MN, USA, guided by Ganpurev Enebish, landed this 21.55 kg (47 lb 8 oz) taimen (Hucho taimen) on 6/7/2010, while fishing the Ur River, Mongolia. This monster taimen took 30 minutes to land after hitting the angler’s Dairiki streamer fly to qualify her for 08 kg (16 lb) tippet record. The current IGFA record is 28 lb 0 oz (12.7 kg).
Angler P.C. Ouwendijk of Ouderkerk Aan Den Ijssel, Netherlands, guided by Les Lozowski, was fishing Hollands Diep, Netherlands on 6/6/2010 when this 6.54 kg (14 lb 6 oz) zander (Sander lucioperca) hit his line. This potential 15 kg (30 lb) line class record was caught was caught using a Culprit Shad on a jig head. The current IGFA record is vacant.
Captain Brian Vaughn of Hilton Head Island, SC, USA was guiding clients on 7/9/2010 when he landed this monster tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) to qualify for the men’s 10 kg (20 lb) tippet record. Vaughn’s fish weighed in at 7.6 kg (16 lb 8 oz), and was landed in 6 minutes on a lefty’s deceiver fly. The current IGFA record is 16lb 6oz (7.42 kg).
Angler Craig Oliver of Pinetown, South Africa, was trolling a Rapala X-Rap lure behind his jet ski out of Umkomaas, South Africa on 5/23/2010 when this potential all-tackle talang queenfish (Scomberoides commersonianus) hit. Oliver’s catch weighed in at 17.9 kg (39 lb 7 oz) and took him 15 minutes to land. This fish qualifies for both the all-tackle record and the men’s 24 kg (50 lb) line class record. The current IGFA record is 31 lb 15 oz (14.5 kg).
IGFA Representative Peter F. Binaski of Costa Mesa, CA, USA, guided by Valentin Giusto, landed this beautiful dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) on 7/1/2010, while fishing the Pluma River, Bolivia to qualify for the 03 kg (6 lb) tippet record. Binaski’s dorado weighed in at 7.48 kg (16 lb 8 oz) and fought for 15 minutes after taking Binaski’s fly. The current IGFA record is 6 lb 4 oz (2.84 kg).
Angler Roger Hellen of Franksville, WI, USA landed this brown trout (Salmo trutta) on 7/16/2010 that weighed in at 18.82 kg (41 lb 8 oz) that would qualify him to share the all-tackle record for this species. Hellen was fishing Lake Michigan, Wisconsin, USA and was trolling a spoon when this monster hit. The current IGFA record is 41 lb 7 oz (18.8 kg).
Smallfry angler Brielle Bennett of Cinnaminson, NJ, USA, guided by her uncle Brian Bennett, landed an African pompano (Alectis ciliaris) on 6/3/2010, weighing in at 5.7 kg (12 lb 9 oz) to qualify for the female-smallfry record while fishing out of Key West, Florida, USA. Brielle needed 8 minutes to land her potential record catch after the fish hit her live pinfish. The current IGFA record is vacant.
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.
June Record Catches Maximilian Hampl caught this 77-pound almaco jack of the the coast of Costa Rica.
Using ultra-light line, Jason Land caught this 38-pound grass carp in Kentucky.
Roberta Arostegui caught this 2-pound grey snapper fishing in the Bahamas. On light line the fish qualified for a the women’s world record.
Masamitsu Okayama landed this 6-pound kitsune-mebaru in Japan. The fish is a potential all-tackle world record.
Ronald Campbell landed this 9-pound 10-ounce kokanee while fishing Wallowa Lake Oregon. The fish qualified for the all-tackle world record that has stood for 22 years.
Michael Romano caught this 8-pound silver redhorse fishing in Michigan.
Rikki Williams caught this 111-pound southern yellowtail while fishing off the coast of Australia.
John Cole landed this 23-pound striped bass on a 4-pound tippet off of Cape Cod.
Stacey Parkerson caught this 46-pound white marlin on a 12-pound tippet.
Toquaiah Jackson Carter caught this 54-pound yellowfin tuna on a 20-pound tippet.