August 21, 2017
Aussie angler Vicki Searle potentially set the new women's 2 kg (4 lb) line class world record for narrowbarred mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) with this 18.3 kg (40 lb 6 oz) fish she caught on June 21st while fishing off Dampier, Australia. Searle skillfully played the toothy mackerel for an hour after it ate the lure she was trolling. The current IGFA world record is 15.4 kg (33 lb 15 oz)
Aussie angler Kaitlyn Scholfield - age 10 - continues to produce incredible game fish catches, this time coming in the form of a 174.8 kg (385 lb 6 oz) striped marlin (Kajikia audax) that she caught on June 5th while fishing off Bermagui, Australia. Schofield needed nearly six hours to land the marlin after it ate the mackerel she was using for bait. If approved, the catch will earn Schofield both the Female Smallfry and women's 15 kg (30 lb) line class world records.
American angler Ling Yang caught and released this 27.2 kg (60 lb) alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) on July 3rd while fishing the Trinity River in Texas, USA with IGFA Captain Kirk Kirkland. Yang needed approximately 15 minutes to land the gar after it ate the carp she was using for bait. If approved, the catch will become the new women's 8 kg (16 lb) line class world record, as the current record in this class is 15.42 kg (34 lb).
Christopher Tan - IGFA Representative from Malaysia - recently submitted this 1.90 kg (4 lb 4 oz) two-barred barb (Hampala bimaculata) that he caught on June 16th while fishing the Murum Dam in Malaysia. If approved, the catch will earn Tan the new All-Tackle world record.
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South African angler Tristan Schrieber – age 16 – caught this 35.8 kg (78 lb 14 oz) narrowbarred mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) on May 5th which may become the new Male Junior world record. Schrieber was fishing out of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa when the massive mackerel hit the live maasbanker (goggle eye/jack mackerel) he was slow-trolling behind the Wattu, captained by PJ Botha. Schrieber needed approximately 20 minutes to bring the fish to gaff on the 10 kg (20 lb) gear he was using. The current IGFA world record is 31.8 kg (70 lb 1 oz).
Kiwi angler Sam Yendell – age 16 - caught this incredible 212.4 kg (468 lb 3 oz) swordfish (Xiphas gladius) on July 8th while fishing off Tutukaka, New Zealand. Fishing with 60 kg (130 lb) gear, Yendell needed one hour to land the swordfish after it ate the squid he was using for bait. If approved, the broadbill will earn Yendell the new Male Junior world record, which currently stands at 177.6 kg (391 lb 8 oz).
July 26, 2017
An interesting video made with a drone by Balck Tip . A a giant great hammerhead shark hunting blacktip sharks.
This past winter, they filmed some incredible drone footage of giant great hammerheads hunting blacktip sharks in the shallow coastal waters of Florida. There were multiple hammerhead sharks sighted, ranging between 12-14 feet (the biggest hammerhead must have been 1000 lbs).