Two recent world record claims coming out of New Zealand have been ratified by the IGFA.
Kiwi angler James Farley featured in the December 2019 issue of NZ Fishing News with his capture of a 7.70kg (16-pound, 15-ounce) snapper on 1kg line. He caught it while bottom fishing off Muriwai after an epic one-hour and 45-minute fight. This capture has now been approved as the Men’s 1kg (2lb) line-class world record for the species, his first IGFA World Record. Congratulations James!
Visiting Aussie angler Frank Bluch is no stranger to light-line records. He recently caught this 13.3kg (29-pound, 5-ounce) rainbow trout to set the new IGFA Men’s 2kg (4lb) Tippet Class World Record. Frank was fly-fishing in Lake Ruataniwha (in the canal zone near Twizel) and landed the record trout in seven minutes after it ate a white beadhead Super Flash Zonker fly.
19 March 2020