From l. to r.: Pamela Moss' brown trout, Emily Hanzlik's striped bass, Jethro Doman's white-edged grouper

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Newly Approved IGFA World Records


White-edged grouper

On Dec. 11, 2022, Jethro Doman was fishing with his father, Graham, aboard their boat Teraglin out of Durban, South Africa. While bottom fishing with live bait, Doman hooked into a very large fish. After a 10-minute fight, he boated an 11.28-kilogram (24-pound, 13-ounce) white-edged grouper. After returning to shore, the father-son pair brought the fish to the Durban Ski Boat Club for an official weight on a certified scale. With this fish, Doman has set the IGFA All-Tackle World Record for the species.

Brown trout

Pamela Moss returned from Iceland this past May with several impressive IGFA world record applications. On May 22, 2023, Moss landed a beautiful 2.66-kilogram (5-pound, 14-ounce) brown trout while fishing in Langanes, Iceland, to set the new IGFA women’s 2-kilogram (4-pound) Tippet Class World Record. She was fishing with guide Matthias Hakonarson and landed the record fish on a streamer. After recording the proper documentation and snapping a few photos, the duo released the fish safely.

Landlocked striped bass

On March 27, 2023, Emily Hanzlik traveled to Lake Allatoona, Georgia, where she caught and released a 10.26-kilogram (22-pound, 10-ounce) landlocked striped bass while drifting a live shad. With this catch, Hanzlik set the IGFA women’s 8-kilogram (16-pound) Line Class World Record for the species. Hanzlik was fishing with guide Marty Petza of River Fishing Adventures, and she released the record striper after the fish was properly weighed and documented.

Golden trevally

On Feb. 7, 2023, Tameeka Dodd was fishing in Dampier, Australia, when she landed a 7.88-kilogram (17-pound, 6-ounce) golden trevally to set the new IGFA women’s 10-kilogram (20-pound) Line Class World Record. Dodd was fishing with Capt. Luke Leech and landed the record trevally after the fish ate the live pilchard she was using for bait.

Tautog

On May 24, 2023, while fishing with his father, Capt. Craig Cantelmo of FinAddict fishing, Jackson Cantelmo landed a 2.83-kilogram (6-pound, 4-ounce) tautog, setting the IGFA men’s 6-kilogram (12-pound) Tippet Class World Record for the species. Cantelmo, while fishing the shallow flats around Suffolk County, New York, caught the record ‘tog on a custom, hand-tied fly. After weighing the fish on land and properly documenting the catch, Cantelmo released the fish alive.

Swordfish

Angela Greenhalgh was fishing off the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, on March 1, 2023, when she landed a massive 218-kilogram (480-pound, 9-ounce) swordfish, setting the IGFA women’s 15-kilogram (30-pound) Line Class World Record for the species. Greenhalgh was fishing aboard the Expresso, captained by Russell Greenhalgh and bested the record swordfish after a 2-hour, 15-minute fight. Greenhalgh’s fish bests the previous record by more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms), which was set in 2017.

For more information and to see images of all the newly certified record fish, click here.