Newly Approved IGFA World Records

To see all newly approved IGFA World Records since August 2020,  please view this PDF.

Kosich's Pacific Bluefin Tuna

Katie Kosich has been on a tear in the eastern Pacific after setting her third line class record for Pacific bluefin tuna in less than two months. On July 15, 2020, she caught this amazing 55.79-kilogram (123-pound) bluefin to set the new IGFA Women’s 8-kg (16-lb) Line Class World Record. Katie was fishing out of San Clemente Island, California, and landed the record catch in 30 minutes after it struck a live mackerel. Congratulations to Katie, Captain Randy Parker, and the whole crew aboard the Kona, on a killer stretch of fishing and a record that smashed the previous one by almost 90 pounds!


Little's Smallmouth Bass

Tonya Marie Little recently set her third IGFA World Record after catching and releasing this beautiful 2.32-kilogram (5-pound, 2-ounce) smallmouth bass to set the new IGFA Women’s 3-kg (6-lb) Line Class World Record. Tonya was pitching a Big Bite Baits Smallie Smasher in Lake Michigan and landed the record smallmouth after a brief fight. Congratulations, Tonya, on another impressive smallmouth record!


Johnson's Tripletail

Elizabeth Johnson is back with another impressive tripletail record after setting one on the fly last year. On July 12, 2020, Elizabeth caught this 4.31-kilogram (9-pound, 8-ounce) tripletail to set the new IGFA Women’s 8-kg (16-lb) Tippet Class World Record. She landed the record catch in 5-minutes after it struck a shrimp pattern fly in Apalachicola, Florida.

Theng's Two-Barred Barb

Kho Kok Theng recently set his first IGFA World Record while fishing the Murum Dam, Sarawak, Malaysia. He landed this stunning 2.6-kilogram (5-pound, 11-ounce) two-barred barb (Hampala bimaculata) to set the new IGFA All-Tackle World Record. Kho was casting a Halco Sorcerer 90 and landed and released his record catch after properly documenting the weight from shore. Congratulations, Kho, on your first IGFA World Record.


Franks' Southern Yellowtail

Jeanette Franks had her angling skills put to the test when she landed this 13.26-kilogram (29-pound, 3-ounce) southern yellowtail to set the new IGFA Women’s 2-kg (4-lb) Line Class World Record. Jeanette was drift fishing with live bait out of Cavallie Islands, Whangaroa, New Zealand, and landed the record yellowtail after an incredible 1-hour, 40-minute battle.  Congratulations, Jeanette, on enduring the long fight to earn your first IGFA World Record.