It weighed 1,496 lbs. Congratulations, Elizabeth, on your first IGFA World Record and the first for the Torok family! The Torok family had been trying to beat the IGFA Smallfry muskellunge records for the past few years, but couldn’t quite find a fish big enough to hit the mark. Donate to the IGFA Auction and Receive Advertising Space. A new record has officially been set for Pacific bluefin tuna on 30 lb line by Robert Webster of Southern California. Someone once paid a record $3 million for a 612-pound blue tuna fish. We also have a Bluefin photo gallery from all over California. World. record books in Ken's book POSSESSED. Home; Fish Reports. The angler recently caught a 738-pound Pacific bluefin tuna off the coast of New Zealand, which may be a new record. While trolling a rigged skipjack tuna off the coast of Houhora, New Zealand on February 17, 2012, kiwi angler Nathan Adams hooked into an enormous Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnusorientalis).After a grueling 40 minute battle with the brute of a fish, the tuna was landed and the crew of the Western Break headed back to the docks where it tipped the scales at 335.4 kg (739 lb 6 oz). Three teenage fishermen can tell their friends about the big one that didn't get away after fighting for 7 hours to land a huge bluefin tuna earlier this month off the coast of Maine. On July 15, 2020, she caught this amazing 55.79-kilogram (123-pound) bluefin to set the new IGFA Women’s 8-kg (16-lb) Line Class World Record. Kayaker Rupert Kirkwood, 60, photographed the bluefin tuna three miles off Plymouth on Tuesday. Bluefin tuna populations have declined severely from overfishing and illegal fishing over the past few decades –not just Atlantic bluefin tuna, but also Pacific bluefin tuna and Southern bluefin tuna. New Zealander Nathan Adams was fishing for black marlin when he caught what might be a world-record 738-pound Pacific bluefin tuna — from his 21-foot aluminum boat. The world record bluefin tuna weighed 1,496 pounds and was caught off the shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1979, according to the International Game Fish Association. Ken Fraser 1496 lb: This is the "Big Kahuna" in tuna fishing - a giant bluefin that dwarfs everything imaginable in this area of big game fishing. He boated the fish in Spain's Canary Islands in March 1977. In May, he caught what he suspected was his first IGFA World Record on 8-pound tippet, but the line ended up over-testing and the catch was not heavy enough for the 12-pound record category. September 2, 2009 . | (Photo: Twitter/RevistaTDJ) It was not until nearly two-and-a-half hours later that the crew was able to gaff the fish and bring the massive tuna aboard. The current IGFA record is vacant. Bluefin tuna start out no bigger than an eyelash, gaining 1 kg in the first 6 months; at 10 years, a bluefin tuna is around 2m / 170 kg and can reach 2.7 m / 400 kg at age 20. They could not even begin to lift the massive tuna into their boat, so enlisted other nearby anglers to assist. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. [email protected]. Webster’s first record, the IGFA Men’s 15-kg (30 lb) Line Class World Record Pacific bluefin tuna weighed in at 215 pounds. He spent more than twice the previous record of $1.4m, which he paid in 2013. A 2009 study by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego also charted a startling 88 percent decline in the average weight of large trophy fish, making Pascoe's 907-pound catch (130 pounds more than the previous record holder) a rare find on the same level as Bigfoot. Self-proclaimed Japanese "Tuna King" and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant blue fin tuna … Your charter is fully guided and outfitted, combining professional level expertise with our passion for tuna fishing. Donna Pascoe, 56, hooked the 411.6kg (64 stone) bluefin in New Zealand Kiwi angler Donna Pascoe may have set the new IGFA All-Tackle world record for Pacific bluefin tuna - a 411.6 kg (907-pounds, 6-ounce) giant that exceeds the current IGFA record by nearly 60 kg (132 pounds, 2 ounces)! A 612-pound bluefin tuna once sold for $3 million. Self-proclaimed Japanese "Tuna King" and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant blue fin tuna … Currently in her last year as a Smallfry angler, Elizabeth Lauren Torok finally hooked into the right fish on a recent trip, catching this beautiful 10.43-kilogram (23-pound) muskellunge to set the new IGFA Female Smallfry World Record. My name is Ken Fraser, world record holder for the giant bluefin tuna, The world record bluefin tuna is 1496 lbs. (550 kg). Philip was fishing out of Angra Dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was jigging a large soft plastic shad when he hooked into the record catch. Steve McCowan 716 lb 8 oz. Robert Webster recently set his first IGFA World Record after tackling the IGFA Men’s 15-kg (30 lb) Line Class World Record with this impressive 97.52-kilogram (215-pound) Pacific bluefin tuna. Photo by Peter Lam CH on Unsplash. Prince Edward Island, 1985. Privacy Policy Bluefin tuna start out no bigger than an eyelash, gaining 1 kg in the first 6 months; at 10 years, a bluefin tuna is around 2m / 170 kg and can reach 2.7 m / 400 kg at age 20. 5: 1,496-Pound Bluefin Tuna. We hope you’ll support us. The state record is 245 pounds caught in 2016, or about when big bluefin tuna started showing up in Southern California waters. IGFA Representative Philip Greenman of Brazil recently took down an IGFA World Record that has been standing for the previous 30 years. The Auckland native was fishing with a team aboard the charter boat Gladiator off the northern tip of New Zealand near Houhora, reports the New Zealand Herald.Pascoe used a 130-pound line to reel in the monster bluefin, which took more than four hours. It was caught off Nova Scotia, Canada, 30 years ago, on October 26th, 1979. Careers After coming tight on the 7.26 kg (16 lb 0 oz) tuna, Waters needed only 10 minutes to subdue his catch. The South Island ‘s West Coast Pacific and southern bluefin tuna fisheries are still producing some mighty fish for those prepared to get out and chase them. West Coast local Steve McCowan landed one of the heaviest Pacific bluefin yet taken in New Zealand waters. I had that special feeling experienced divers get when they know conditions are favorable for big fish. To inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle. The Pacific bluefin tuna is an huge predator species of tuna found mainly in the northern Pacific Ocean, but it is migratory and also caught in the south Pacific. Fast forward a couple months on August 6, 2020, he set the new IGFA Men’s 4-kg (8 lb) Tippet Class World Record with a 2.58-kilogram (5-pound, 11-ounce) smallmouth. This record defeated the previous one set 21 years prior by over five pounds. 4-Pound-Test Line-Class Pacific Sailfish IGFA World Record. My name is Ken Fraser, world record holder for the giant bluefin tuna, The world record bluefin tuna is 1496 lbs. Find out what it takes to capture a world record tuna and get it into the I.G.F.A. Elizabeth was fishing with her family and Captain Michael Kable on Lake St. Clair, Michigan, and caught and released the record muskie in 20 minutes after it struck a Mason Muskie Killer lure that was being trolled. Perhaps even more impressive is that Pascoe was even able to find a fish of such size in the first place. For Information : call Ken 902-665-2801 . 1 The world record for the biggest bluefin caught has stood since 1979 when a 679 kg bluefin was … Current world-record Pacific Bluefin tuna for men—398.0 lbs. This IGFA 130-pound line-class record was taken by Ken Fraser in late October, 1979 out of Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia, and weighs 3/4s of a ton! Tuna. IGFA Representative Meredith McCord of Houston, Texas, recently returned from Alaska with an impressive batch of records that helped her reach another milestone in her fishing career. Find out what it takes to capture a world record tuna and get it into the I.G.F.A. Bluefin tuna are the most valuable species of fish in the world - once selling at record £2.5m. Bait fish began to gather over the rocks, stepping from 60 to 90 to 120 feet below. Read more. If you enjoyed LIKE and Subscribe! It was caught off Nova Scotia, Canada, 30 years ago, on October 26th, 1979. POSSESSED The story of the world record Bluefin Tuna has been sold in over 30 Countries and counting. She was fly fishing out of Ketchikan, Alaska, and landed the lingcod in five minutes after it struck a pink sparkle minnow fly. Possible Record Pacific Bluefin Tuna Caught in New Zealand OutdoorHub Reporters 09.20.13 A New Zealand fishing crew may have smashed a world record after they landed a behemoth 777-pound bluefin tuna. a 96 percent drop in their population size, our entire suite of free newsletters here. Subscribe to our newsletters to stay up-to-date on the latest outdoor news. PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA Kiwi angler Kevin Baker potentially set the new All-Tackle record for Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis), with a 352.5 kg (777-pound, 1-ounce) fish he caught on September 14, 2013 while fishing off the coast of Greymouth, New Zealand. New Zealand angler Donna Pascoe landed a Pacific bluefin tuna Thursday morning that could shatter the current world record. record books in Ken's book POSSESSED. Distribution. We have detailed information about the Bluefin Tuna. Fishing World Records. No. Site Terms Spencer caught and released both fish in Emmet County, Michigan, and enticed the fish to eat homemade mouse gurglers. Donna Pascoe, 56, caught the monstrous fish back in February but has had to wait for the official stamp of approval from the International Game Fish Association. (180.53 kilograms) by Terry Maas. Use the search form above to find fishing world records for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and more. On July 26, 2020, he set out off Southern California on his 40’ Cabo Yacht, Magellan, in search of bluefin. The Pacific bluefin tuna is primarily found in the North Pacific, ranging from the East Asian coast to the western coast of North America. Sashimi is a Japanese raw-fish dish that is often made with tuna.