Pollock (Pollachius virens)

(Linnaeus, 1758): GADIDAE FAMILY; also called coalfish, Boston bluefish, green cod, blisterback, saithe, coley
Found on both sides of the Atlantic, from Greenland and Labrador to Virginia on the west side, and on the east, from Iceland to northern Spain, including the Bay of Biscay, the English Channel, and western Baltic and North Sea.
It is said to be the most active member of the cod family Gadidae. Though it occurs in shallower waters than either the cod or haddock, it is generally a deep or midwater fish occurring in depths of up to 100 fathoms. It will sometimes chase bait fish to the... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
70.0 cm
Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
10-May-2013
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-02 kg (4 lb)
16.66 kg (36 lb 12 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
18-Oct-1984
M-03 kg (6 lb)
13.15 kg (29 lb 0 oz)
Montauk Point, New York, USA
10-May-1980
M-04 kg (8 lb)
17.23 kg (38 lb 0 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
25-Sep-1990
M-08 kg (16 lb)
18.37 kg (40 lb 8 oz)
Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire, USA
02-Sep-1985
M-10 kg (20 lb)
19.68 kg (43 lb 6 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
18-Oct-1990
M-15 kg (30 lb)
20.83 kg (45 lb 15 oz)
Fire Island, New York, USA
26-Aug-1988
W-02 kg (4 lb)
12.14 kg (26 lb 12 oz)
Montauk, New York, USA
22-May-1984
W-04 kg (8 lb)
12.87 kg (28 lb 6 oz)
Green Harbor, Massachusetts, USA
08-Oct-1989
W-06 kg (12 lb)
13.49 kg (29 lb 12 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
10-Nov-1985
W-08 kg (16 lb)
16.95 kg (37 lb 6 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
10-Nov-1985
W-15 kg (30 lb)
17.05 kg (37 lb 9 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
23-Sep-1990
W-24 kg (50 lb)
21.14 kg (46 lb 10 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
24-Oct-1990
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.82 kg (1 lb 13 oz)
East Boothbay, Maine, USA
08-May-1982
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
4.87 kg (10 lb 12 oz)
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
27-Nov-1968
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Smallfry
5.79 kg (12 lb 12 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
29-Nov-2002
M-Junior
15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
11-Aug-1997
M-Smallfry
7.81 kg (17 lb 3 oz)
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA
29-Nov-2002

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