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

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
536.15 kg (1,182 lb 0 oz)
Iquique, Chile
07-May-1953
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-02 kg (4 lb)
33.11 kg (73 lb 0 oz)
LaGuaira, Venezuela
01-Nov-1986
M-03 kg (6 lb)
48.30 kg (106 lb 8 oz)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
11-Jun-1972
M-04 kg (8 lb)
49.44 kg (109 lb 0 oz)
Piñas Bay, Panama
24-Feb-1986
M-06 kg (12 lb)
94.20 kg (207 lb 10 oz)
King Bank, New Zealand
22-Mar-2010
M-08 kg (16 lb)
134.60 kg (296 lb 11 oz)
King Bank, New Zealand
19-Mar-2009
M-10 kg (20 lb)
269.00 kg (593 lb 1 oz)
Cape Karikari, New Zealand
30-Mar-2017
M-15 kg (30 lb)
252.80 kg (557 lb 6 oz)
Karikari Peninsula, New Zealand
29-Mar-2017
M-24 kg (50 lb)
291.90 kg (643 lb 8 oz)
Mercury Bay, New Zealand
02-Apr-1998
M-37 kg (80 lb)
404.40 kg (891 lb 8 oz)
Cape Karikari, New Zealand
09-Apr-2012
M-60 kg (130 lb)
536.15 kg (1,182 lb 0 oz)
Iquique, Chile
07-May-1953
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
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-06 kg (12 lb)
120.35 kg (265 lb 5 oz)
Gordon's Bay, Cape Point, South Africa
01-May-1993
W-08 kg (16 lb)
78.92 kg (174 lb 0 oz)
Piñas Bay, Panama
17-Feb-1986
W-10 kg (20 lb)
128.40 kg (283 lb 1 oz)
Gordon's Bay, Cape Point, South Africa
04-May-1993
W-15 kg (30 lb)
172.00 kg (379 lb 4 oz)
Lakes Entrance, Australia
14-May-2017
W-24 kg (50 lb)
223.28 kg (492 lb 4 oz)
Montauk Point, New York, USA
04-Jul-1959
W-37 kg (80 lb)
350.17 kg (772 lb 0 oz)
Iquique, Chile
07-Jun-1954
W-60 kg (130 lb)
361.00 kg (795 lb 14 oz)
Whangaroa, New Zealand
22-Mar-2017
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
16.00 kg (35 lb 4 oz)
Watamu Rips, Kenya
23-Mar-2001
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
40.80 kg (89 lb 15 oz)
Watamu, Kenya
23-Dec-1998
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
24.80 kg (54 lb 10 oz)
Watamu, Kenya
05-Apr-1998
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)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
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
267.40 kg (589 lb 8 oz)
St. Helens, Tasmania, Australia
11-Apr-2016
F-Smallfry
172.00 kg (379 lb 4 oz)
Lakes Entrance, Australia
14-May-2017
M-Junior
212.40 kg (468 lb 5 oz)
Tutukaka, New Zealand
08-Jul-2017
M-Smallfry
59.87 kg (132 lb 0 oz)
Miami, Florida, USA
03-Sep-2007

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