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5 days ago

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On March 9, 1997, Del Wiseman Jr. set the IGFA All-Tackle World Record for red grouper with this 19.16-kilogram (42-pound, 4-ounce) fish. Del was fishing off St. Augustine, Florida when this impressive red struck his live bait. Del’s record has now stood for more than 25 years! ... See MoreSee Less
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We're a few weeks away from the 21st anniversary of this record-breaking catch. On March 14, 2003, Dave Huckle set the IGFA Men’s 10-kg (20 lb) Line Class World Record with this massive 67.92-kilogram (149-pound, 12-ounce) Nile perch. Dave was trolling a Mann’s 30+ Magnum off of Rubondo Island, Tanzania, when he felt a strong pull. After an epic 55-minute battle, Dave landed the record perch and brought it to Rubondo Island Camp for an official weight.To the unfamiliar eye, Nile perch (Lates niloticus) are sometimes accused of being a largemouth bass optical illusion. While they may share some superficial similarities, it's important to note that they are distinct species with different ecological roles, behaviors, and native ranges. Learn more about the species here: bit.ly/48qStjY ... See MoreSee Less
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Brent Van Niekerk was fishing the Rio Marie in Brazil on September 7, 2023, when he landed this massive 94-centimeter speckled peacock to set the new IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record for the species. Brent landed the fish after a quick fight and released the fish safely after properly recording the length on his official IGFA Measuring Device. Brent’s fish tops the previous record by just two centimeters and retires a seven-way tie, which has been in place for nearly three years! ... See MoreSee Less
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