Yellowtail, southern (Seriola lalandi)

Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1833; CARANGIDAE FAMILY; also called yellowtail kingfish, king yellowtail, northern kingfish, Cape yellowtail, amberfish, halfkoort
Occurs south of the equator (not in equatorial waters) off Argentina, southern Brazil, St. Helena, South Africa, Australia and North Island, New Zealand. North of the equator the southern yellowtail is replaced by the California yellowtail, Seriola lalandi dorsalis (Gill, 1863) and the Asian yellowtail, Seriola lalandi aureovittata Schlegel, 1844
It is currently believed that the worldwide yellowtail complex is one species, Seriola lalandi... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (tie)
52.00 kg (114 lb 10 oz)
White Island, New Zealand
09-Jan-1987
All-Tackle
52.00 kg (114 lb 10 oz)
Tauranga, New Zealand
05-Feb-1984
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Min. Req'd Weight
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
15.22 kg (33 lb 8 oz)
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
17-Jan-1999
M-02 kg (4 lb)
15.50 kg (34 lb 2 oz)
Mangonui, New Zealand
23-Sep-1984
M-03 kg (6 lb)
20.00 kg (44 lb 1 oz)
Cape Karikari, New Zealand
26-May-2004
M-04 kg (8 lb)
31.50 kg (69 lb 7 oz)
Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
21-Feb-1999
M-06 kg (12 lb)
37.80 kg (83 lb 5 oz)
Home Point, New Zealand
13-Jun-2007
M-08 kg (16 lb)
32.90 kg (72 lb 8 oz)
Ngunguru Reef, Tutukaka, New Zealand
26-Mar-1987
M-10 kg (20 lb)
44.94 kg (99 lb 1 oz)
Mayor Island, New Zealand
04-Dec-2010
M-15 kg (30 lb)
52.00 kg (114 lb 10 oz)
Tauranga, New Zealand
05-Feb-1984
M-24 kg (50 lb)
52.00 kg (114 lb 10 oz)
White Island, New Zealand
09-Jan-1987
M-37 kg (80 lb)
50.60 kg (111 lb 8 oz)
Ranfurly Banks, New Zealand
13-Mar-2010
M-60 kg (130 lb)
60 kg (132 lb 5 oz)
43.09 kg (95 lb 0 oz)*
White Island, New Zealand
11-Apr-1975
W-01 kg (2 lb)
2.25 kg (4 lb 15 oz)
Bellambi, N.S.W., Australia
10-Jan-1988
W-02 kg (4 lb)
6.84 kg (15 lb 2 oz)
Cavalli Islands, New Zealand
23-Nov-2017
W-03 kg (6 lb)
20.10 kg (44 lb 4 oz)
Cavalli Islands, Whangaroa, New Zealand
29-Aug-2009
W-04 kg (8 lb)
25.40 kg (55 lb 15 oz)
Kawau Island, New Zealand
07-Jun-1987
W-06 kg (12 lb)
30.60 kg (67 lb 8 oz)
Cavalli Island, New Zealand
05-Jun-2017
W-08 kg (16 lb)
39.40 kg (86 lb 13 oz)
Cavalli Islands, New Zealand
27-Jul-2014
W-10 kg (20 lb)
33.00 kg (72 lb 12 oz)
Waiwiri Rock, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
08-Sep-1987
W-15 kg (30 lb)
43.80 kg (96 lb 8 oz)
White Island, New Zealand
13-Dec-1997
W-24 kg (50 lb)
47.00 kg (103 lb 9 oz)
Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, New Zealand
23-Feb-1991
W-37 kg (80 lb)
43.20 kg (95 lb 3 oz)
White Island, Whakatane, New Zealand
13-Dec-1993
W-60 kg (130 lb)
60 kg (132 lb 5 oz)
36.74 kg (81 lb 0 oz)*
Mayor Island, New Zealand
08-Apr-1966
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Min. Req'd Weight
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.5 kg (1 lb 2 oz)
 
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
2.32 kg (5 lb 1 oz)
Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
06-Jul-2001
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.16 kg (11 lb 6 oz)
White Island, New Zealand
30-Jan-2001
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
16.44 kg (36 lb 3 oz)
Rarawa Beach, New Zealand
26-Jul-2005
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
14.51 kg (32 lb 0 oz)
Tauranga, New Zealand
12-May-1979
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
19.75 kg (43 lb 8 oz)
Tauranga, New Zealand
08-Jun-1986
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
25.20 kg (55 lb 8 oz)
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
21-Jan-1998
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.5 kg (1 lb 2 oz)
 
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
1 kg (2 lb 4 oz)
 
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz)
 
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
2 kg (4 lb 7 oz)
 
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.00 kg (13 lb 4 oz)
White Island, New Zealand
23-Nov-2017
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
4 kg (8 lb 14 oz)
 
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
5.87 kg (12 lb 15 oz)
White Island, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
21-Dec-2007
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Min. Req'd Weight
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
28.00 kg (61 lb 11 oz)
Middlesex Bank, New Zealand
10-Apr-2002
F-Smallfry
26.10 kg (57 lb 8 oz)
Cape Runway, New Zealand
11-Jan-2005
M-Junior
42.70 kg (94 lb 2 oz)
Mimiwhangata, New Zealand
17-May-2008
M-Smallfry
31.60 kg (69 lb 10 oz)
Mayor Island, New Zealand
29-Jul-2013
 

* Indicates world records that were granted before the IGFA established minimum ratio requirements.