Saltwater World Fishing Records – IGFA

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Mike

Species

Lbs.

Oz

Year

Angler

Where Caught
Albacore 88 2 1977 Siegfried Dickemann Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Amberjack, greater 155 10 1981 Joseph Dawson Challenger Bank, Bermuda
Amberjack, pacific 104 0 1984 Richard Cresswell Baja Calif., Mexico
Barracuda, great 85 0 1992 John W. Helfrich Christmas Is., Rep. of Kiribati
Barracuda, Mexican 21 0 1987 E. Greg Kent Phantom Island, Costa Rica
Barracuda, pickhandle 25 5 1996 Demetrios Stamatis Scottburgh, South Africa
Bass, barred sand 13 3 1988 Robert Halal Huntington Beach, CA
Bass, black sea 9 8 1987 Joe Mizelle Jr. Virginia Beach, VA
Bass, black sea 9 8 1990 Jack G. Stallings Jr. Virginia Beach, VA
Bass, European 20 11 1986 Jean Baptiste Bayle Stes Maries de la Mer, France
Bass, giant sea 563 8 1968 J.D. McAdam Jr. Anacapa Island, CA
Bass, striped 78 8 1982 Albert R. McReynolds Atlantic City, NJ
Bluefish 31 12 1972 James M. Hussey Hatteras, NC
Bonefish 19 0 1962 Brian W. Batchelor Zululand, South Africa
Bonito, Atlantic 18 4 1953 D. Gama Higgs Faial Island, Azores
Bonito, Pacific 14 12 1980 Jerome H. Rilling San Benitos Is., Baja Calif., Mexico
Cabezon 23 0 1990 Wesley Hunter Juan de Fuca Strait, WA
Cobia 135 9 1985 Peter W. Goulding Shark Bay, W. Australia
Cod, Atlantic 98 12 1969 Alphonse Bielevich Isle of Shoals, NH
Cod, Pacific 32 0 1997 Donald Boston Unalaska Bay, AK
Conger 133 4 1995 Vic Evans South Devon, England
Dolphin 87 0 1976 Manuel Salazar Papagallo Gulf, Costa Rica
Drum, black 113 1 1975 Gerald M. Townsend Lewes, DE
Drum, red 94 2 1984 David G. Deuel Avon, NC
Eel, marbled 36 1 1984 Ferdie van Nooten Durban, S. Africa
Eel, American 9 4 1995 Jeff Pennick Cape May, NJ
Flounder, southern 20 9 1983 Larenza Mungin Nassau Sound, FL
Flounder, summer 22 7 1975 Charles Nappi Montauk, NY
Grouper, warsaw 436 12 1985 Steve Haeusler Gulf of Mexico, Destin, FL
Haddock 14 15 1997 Heike Neblinger Saltraumen, Germany
Halibut, Atlantic 255 4 1989 Sonny Manley Gloucester, MA
Halibut, California 53 4 1988 Russell J. Harmon Santa Rosa Island, CA
Halibut, Pacific 459 0 1996 Jack Tragis Dutch Harbor, AK
Jack, almaco (Pacific) 132 0 1964 Howard H. Hahn La Paz, Baja Calif., Mexico
Jack, crevalle 54 14 1997 Leon D. Richard Southwest Pass, LA
Jack, horse-eye 24 8 1982 Tito Schnau Miami, FL
Jewfish 680 0 1961 Lynn Joyner Fernandina Beach, FL
Kawakawa 29 0 1986 Ronald Nakamura Clarion Island, Mexico
Lingcod 69 0 1992 Murray M. Romer Langara Is., Brit. Columbia
Mackerel, cero 17 2 1986 G. Michael Mills Islamorada, FL
Mackerel, king 90 0 1976 Norton I. Thomton Key West, FL
Mackerel, Spanish 13 0 1987 Robert Cranton Ocracoke Inlet, NC
Marlin, Atlantic blue 1402 2 1992 Paulo R.A. Amorim Vitoria, Brazil
Marlin, black 1560 0 1953 A.C. Glassell Jr. Cabo Blanco, Peru
Marlin, Pacific blue 1376 0 1982 Jay W. deBeaubien Kaaiwi Point, Kona, HI
Marlin, striped 494 0 1986 Bill Boniface Tutakaka, New Zealand
Marlin, white 181 14 1979 Evandro Luiz Coser Vitoria, Brazil
Permit 56 2 1997 Thomas Sebestyen Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Pollack 27 6 1986 Robert S. Milkins Salcombe, Devon, England
Pollock 50 0 1996 Thor-Magnus Ukang Salstraumen, Norway
Pompano, African 50 8 1990 Tom Sargent Daytona Beach, FL
Roosterfish 114 0 1960 Abe Sackheim La Paz, Baja Calif., Mexico
Runner, blue 11 2 1997 Stacey M. Moiren Dauphin Island, AL
Runner, rainbow 37 9 1991 Tom Pfleger Clarion Island, Mexico
Sailfish, Atlantic 141 1 1994 Alfredo de Sousa Neves Luanda, Angola
Sailfish, Pacific 221 0 1947 C.W. Stewart Santa Cruz Is., Ecuador
Seabass, white 83 12 1953 L.C. Baumgardner San Felipe, Mexico
Seatrout, spotted 17 7 1995 Craig F. Carson Ft. Pierce, FL
Shark, blue 454 0 1996 Pete Bergin Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Shark, great white 2664 0 1959 Alfred Dean Ceduna, S. Australia
Shark, Greenland 1708 9 1987 Terje Nordtvedt Trondheimsfjord, Norway
Shark, hammerhead 991 0 1982 Allen Ogle Sarasota, FL
Shark, shortfin mako 1115 0 1988 Patrick Guillanton Black River, Mauritius
Shark, porbeagle 507 0 1993 Christopher Bennet Pentland Firth, Scotland
Shark, bigeye thresher 802 0 1981 Dianne North Tutukaka, New Zealand
Shark, tiger 1780 0 1964 Walter Maxwell Cherry Grove, SC
Snapper, cubera 121 8 1982 Mike Hebert Cameron, LA
Snapper, red 50 4 1996 Capt. Doc Kennedy Gulf of Mexico, LA
Snook 53 10 1978 Gilbert Ponzi Parismina Ranch, Costa Rica
Spearfish, Mediterranean 90 13 1980 Joseph Larkin Madeira Island, Portugal
Swordfish 1182 0 1953 L. Marron Iquique, Chile
Tarpon 283 4 1991 Yvon Victor Sebag Sherbro ls., Sierra Leone
Tautog 24 0 1987 Gregory R. Bell Wachapreague, VA
Tuna, Atlantic bigeye 392 6 1997 Dieter Vogel Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico
Tuna, blackfin 45 9 1996 Sam J. Burnett Key West, FL
Tuna, bluefin 1496 0 1979 Ken Fraser Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia
Tuna, longtail 79 2 1982 Tim Simpson Montague Is., NSW, Australia
Tuna, Pacific bigeye 435 0 1957 Dr. Russell Lee Cabo Blanco, Peru
Tuna, skipjack 45 4 1996 Brian Evans Flathead Bank, Mexico
Tuna, southern bluefin 348 5 1981 Rex Wood Whakatane, New Zealand
Tuna, yellowfin 388 12 1977 Curt Wiesenhutter San Benedicto Island, Mexico
Tunny, little 35 2 1988 Jean Yves Chatard Cape de Garde, Algeria
Wahoo 158 8 1996 Keith Winter Loreto, Baja Calif., Mexico
Weakfish 19 2 1984 Dennis R. Rooney Jones Beach, Long Island, NY
Weakfish 19 2 1989 William E. Thomas Delaware Bay, DE