Sedotti's Smallmouth Bass
On April 10, 2023, in Middletown, Connecticut, Mark Sedotti had an incredible fishing experience along the Mattebesset River. Using a custom-tied fly, he skillfully hooked a remarkable 52-centimeter smallmouth bass. After a brief but spirited struggle, Mark successfully landed the smallmouth bass. He meticulously measured the fish using his official IGFA Measuring Device before releasing it safely back into the river. With this catch, Mark accomplished an extraordinary feat, equaling the IGFA All-Tackle Length Fly World Record for this species, previously set by Spencer McCormack with his 51-centimeter fish caught in Michigan late last year.
Gredysa’ s Bluefish
Jan Gredysa landed this impressive 77-centimeter bluefish on May 14, 2023, while fly fishing in Southampton, New York, US with IGFA Representative Jan Forszpaniak. The bluefish struck a custom fly and was landed after a 15-minute battle. With this catch, Gredysa has set both the IGFA All-Tackle Length Fly and IGFA All-Tackle Length Junior World Records for the species. After recording the proper measurements on his official IGFA Measuring Device, Jan released the fish safely.
Triana’s Pacific Cod
Dennis Triana traveled to Seward, Alaska, US, earlier this year where he added several new IGFA World Records to his already impressive angling resume. While fishing with Captain Bryson Gilbert aboard the Arctic Cat on May 24, 2024, Dennis landed this 5.33-kilogram (11-pound, 12-ounce) Pacific cod to set the IGFA Men’s 8-kg (16-lb) Tippet Class World Record for the species. The record cod struck a clouser fly and was boated after a brief fight. Congratulations, Dennis on an incredible trip!
Pin’s Hampala Barb
Angler NG Yam Pin was fishing in Samarinda, Indonesia, on March 25, 2023, when he landed this 6.80-kilogram (15-pound) hampala barb (Hampala macrolepidota) to set the new IGFA All-Tackle World Record for the species, topping the previous record, which stood for 20-years, by 11-ounces. The record fish struck a lure and was landed after a brief fight. After recording the weight on a certified scale and properly documenting the catch, the fish was released safely.
On May 5, 2023, Jacopo Andrea Sandona was fly fishing in the Piedmont region of Italy when he landed this impressive 16.10-kilogram (35-pound, 8-ounce) common carp, setting the IGFA Men’s 3-kg (6-lb) Tippet Class World Record for the species. The record carp struck a crawfish imitation fly and was landed after a 15-minute fight. Just 10 days later, Jacopo headed back to the same area and landed another incredible 19.28-kilogram (42-pound, 8-ounce) common carp, setting the IGFA Men’s 10-kg (20-lb) Tippet Class World Record for the species as well. Congratulations, Jacopo on two amazing records!