McCord's Northern Pike
IGFA Representative, Meredith McCord, set the new IGFA Women's 10-kg (20-lb) Tippet Class World Record with this sizeable 10.43-kilogram (23-pound) northern pike. She was fly fishing Wollaston Lake, Canada, and landed the record fish in four minutes after it ate a Tarpon Snake fly. Meredith returned from Canada with several new records and she's nearing the 200-record mark, to boot. Impressive.
Pennington's Smallmouth Bass
Seven-year-old angler, Brayden Pennington, recently tied the IGFA Male-Smallfry World Record after catching a beautiful smallmouth in Burt Lake, Michigan. The 2.64-kilogram (5-pound, 13-ounce) fish hit a Poor Boy's Baits tube lure and was brought in after a 3-minute fight. Congrats, Brayden, on your first IGFA World Record. We hope to see more in the future!
Zaccherini's Orinoco Peacock
Andrea Zaccherini recently set the new IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record with this beautiful 72-centimeter Orinoco peacock. He was casting a 15-cm Caribe lure in the Rio Negro River, Brazil, when the record fish struck. Congratulations, Andrea, on your second IGFA World Record.
Lemke's Red Drum
Junior Angler, Clayton Lemke, was bottom fishing with family and friends on the Neuse River, North Carolina, when he hooked into a massive fish. After a 10-minute battle, he and his dad hauled the 27.22-kilogram (60-pound) redfish aboard for an official weight. After a quick picture with the family, the fish was released to fight another day. Congratulations to Clayton on his first IGFA Junior Angler World Record.
Rob Mackesey is a man with a plan. On September 4, 2019, Rob set out to defeat the IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record for kokanee and accomplished his goal. While fly fishing the Big Elk Creek in Irwin, Idaho, he hooked the 50-centimeter record fish. After a five minute fight, the fish was measured and released. Congratulations on your first IGFA World Record, Rob.