Trevally, golden (Gnathanodon speciosus)

(Forsscål, 1775); CARANGIDAE FAMILY; also called goldie, golden, gold-barred jack, talakitok, yellow ulua, carange d'or.
Golden trevally have a wide international distribution, extending from the Indo-Pacific eastward to the Americas where they are found from Baja, California to Ecuador.
The coloration sets this fish apart from other species of trevallies. In juveniles the color tends to be golden with the belly and sides flushed with beautiful metallic yellow, usually broken by vertical, alternating broad and narrow black bars. This color and the bars tend to fade with age, with the bars... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
17.45 kg (38 lb 8 oz)
Gladstone, Australia
27-Oct-2016
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
93.0 cm
Harvey Bay, Australia
02-Dec-2014
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
8.88 kg (19 lb 10 oz)
Dampier, Australia
18-Aug-2017
M-02 kg (4 lb)
10.20 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
Exmouth, Australia
18-Mar-2020
M-03 kg (6 lb)
9.80 kg (21 lb 9 oz)
Dampier, W.A., Australia
01-Aug-2014
M-04 kg (8 lb)
11.30 kg (24 lb 14 oz)
Exmouth, Australia
26-Mar-2010
M-06 kg (12 lb)
9.04 kg (19 lb 15 oz)
Dampier, Australia
25-May-2019
M-08 kg (16 lb)
9.74 kg (21 lb 8 oz)
Dampier, Australia
29-Dec-2018
M-10 kg (20 lb)
8.60 kg (18 lb 15 oz)
Inhaca Island, Mozambique
28-Jul-2007
M-15 kg (30 lb)
11.40 kg (25 lb 2 oz)
Inhaca Island, Mozambique
29-Mar-2009
W-01 kg (2 lb)
7.80 kg (17 lb 3 oz)
Exmouth, Australia
09-May-2015
W-02 kg (4 lb)
9.00 kg (19 lb 14 oz)
Exmouth Gulf, Australia
05-Nov-2017
W-03 kg (6 lb)
9.22 kg (20 lb 5 oz)
Dampier, Australia
12-Sep-2013
W-04 kg (8 lb)
10.30 kg (22 lb 11 oz)
Exmouth, Australia
07-Aug-2011
W-06 kg (12 lb)
12.25 kg (27 lb 1 oz)
Shark Bay, W.A., Australia
21-Jul-2019
W-08 kg (16 lb)
9.12 kg (20 lb 2 oz)
Dampier, Australia
26-Apr-2020
W-10 kg (20 lb)
7.78 kg (17 lb 3 oz)
Dampier, Australia
02-Jul-2017
W-15 kg (30 lb)
7.39 kg (16 lb 5 oz)
Seisia, Cape York, Australia
24-Oct-2006
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
6.30 kg (13 lb 14 oz)
Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia
12-Jul-2008
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
8.62 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
08-Jul-2009
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
8.39 kg (18 lb 8 oz)
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
07-Jul-2009
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
8.39 kg (18 lb 8 oz)
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
05-Jul-2009
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Exmouth, Australia
18-Apr-2013
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
7.20 kg (15 lb 13 oz)
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
30-Dec-2008
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
8.16 kg (18 lb 0 oz)
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
14-Jul-2009
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
15-Jul-2009
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
8.39 kg (18 lb 8 oz)
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
08-Jul-2009
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
8.20 kg (18 lb 1 oz)
Exmouth, Australia
09-May-2015
F-Smallfry
7.52 kg (16 lb 10 oz)
Dampier, Australia
24-Jan-2018
M-Junior
9.80 kg (21 lb 9 oz)
Dampier, W.A., Australia
01-Aug-2014
M-Smallfry
9.50 kg (20 lb 15 oz)
Cairns, Australia
09-Jul-2014

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