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Giant California yellowfin tuna battle for world record

Two huge yellowfin tuna – the two biggest ever – have been caught in the past couple of months, but only one is being considered for a new world record. John Petruescu caught a 445-pound yellowfin just before sunrise on Dec. 9 while fishing on the Excel, a long-range charterboat out of San Diego, Calif., Although his fish surpassed the existing world record by a full 40 pounds, it was will not be considered as a possible world record because the boat’s captain grabbed the fishing rod twice during the fight, disqualifying it under the rules of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).

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Giant California yellowfin tuna battle for world record

Two huge yellowfin tuna – the two biggest ever – have been caught in the past couple of months, but only one is being considered for a new world record.

John Petruescu caught a 445-pound yellowfin just before sunrise on Dec. 9 while fishing on the Excel, a long-range charterboat out of San Diego, Calif., Although his fish surpassed the existing world record by a full 40 pounds, it was will not be considered as a possible world record because the boat’s captain grabbed the fishing rod twice during the fight, disqualifying it under the rules of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).
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Summerville angler catches pending state-, world-record hogfish

Hogfish are generally regarded as one of the more difficult species of bottomfish to catch on rod and reel, so when Summerville attorney Wes Covington thought he was in a fight with a big grouper, he was surprised to hear his friends shout “It’s a hogfish!”

It wasn’t just any hogfish; Covington’s 21-pound, 15-ounce beast, caught Sept. 11 out of Charleston, is the new pending state record — and world record — hogfish. […]

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N.C. angler hauls in potential world-record blue catfish

Nick Anderson of Greenville knew that John H. Kerr Reservoir has produced some very large blue catfish in recent months, including a Virginia state record fish that weighed 109 pounds and a 95-pounder his father caught several weeks ago.

But there was no way he could have been prepared for the mammoth fish that swallowed his bait on Saturday, June 18. […]

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IGFA World Record on Tripletail

The International Game Fish Association has awarded a World Record for a Hilton Head fishing guide. Already aware that a potential world record for 20-pound tippet could be found in the southern coastal waters of S.C., Captain Brian Vaughn cast his fly rod at the 16.8-pound tripletail and boated the fish that beats the 15-year old record by .2-ounces. […]

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IGFA rules that Japanese bass will share world record

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — After nearly six months of waiting, Japan’s Manabu Kurita is taking his place along side George Perry in the International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) World Record Games Fishes book as dual holders of the All-Tackle record for largemouth bass, each weighing 22 lb 4 oz and caught 77 years apart.
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