Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

Linnaeus, 1758; XIPHIIDAE FAMILY; also called broadbill, broadbill swordfish
Found worldwide in temperate and tropical oceanic and continental shelf waters from the surface to depths of 400 500 fathoms or more. Except when spawning, females prefer cool, deep waters near submarine canyons or coral banks. Males prefer to remain in somewhat warmer waters.
Characteristically, it has a smooth, very broad, flattened sword (broadbill) that is significantly longer and wider than the bill of any other billfish. It also has a nonretractable dorsal fin, rigid, nonretractable pectoral fins, and a single... Read More

 
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
W-03 kg (6 lb)
23.27 kg (51 lb 5 oz)
Stuart, Florida, USA
01-Sep-2005
W-04 kg (8 lb)
58.33 kg (128 lb 9 oz)
Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
13-Jan-2004
W-24 kg (50 lb)
223.28 kg (492 lb 4 oz)
Montauk Point, New York, USA
04-Jul-1959
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-Smallfry
59.87 kg (132 lb 0 oz)
Miami, Florida, USA
03-Sep-2007

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