Fly Fishing World Records: (Fish records as per IGFA)

Fishing has become a passion in the lives of millions of people worldwide. Fly Fishing has grown immensely in popularity over the years.

Fly fishing records are the highest fish caught in fly fishing tournaments worldwide. We have collected records from all over the world, and we’re continuously adding new records.

The IGFA keeps the World Records for all types of gamefish.

The following link will take you to their site to view all their records: www.igfa.org.

The records we have collected are in weight, length, and age. The length records are taken from the standard IGFA measuring rods.

IGFA Fly Fishing World Records List

   Fish Weight Where and When 

  Brook Trout 10 lb. 7 oz. Assinica Broadback River, Quebec, Canada; September 5, 1982  

  Brown Trout 29 lb. 12 oz. Rio Grande, in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina; January 19, 1992  

  Cutthroat Trout 14 lb. 1 oz. Pyramid Lake, Reno, Nevada; April 4, 1982  

  Lake Trout 27 lb. 8 oz. Nueltin Lake, Alonsa, Canada; June 24, 1994  

  Rainbow Trout 28 lb. Skeena River, British Columbia, Canada; October 20, 1985  

  Largemouth Bass 13 lb. 9 oz. Lake Morena, San Diego, California; April 4, 1984  

  Smallmouth Bass 6 lb. 4 oz. Pine Lake, Michigan; August 12, 1995  

  Muskellunge 18 lb. 9 oz. Pike Lake, Lac de Flambeau, Wisconsin; June 28, 1989  

  Northern Pike 33 lb. 8 oz. Nejanilini Lake, Manitoba, Canada; July 14, 1994  

  Pickerel 4 lb. 5 oz. Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri; October 21, 1995  

  Bonefish 14 lb. 8 oz. Islamorada, Florida; March 30, 1996  

  Bluefish 19 lb. 12 oz. Nags Head, North Carolina; November 2, 1987  

  Redfish 43 lb. Banana River Lagoon, Florida; May 7, 1995  

  Striped Bass 64 lb. 8 oz. Smith River, Oregon; July 28, 1973  

  Tarpon 188 lb. Homosassa, Florida; May 13, 1982  

  Weakfish (Sea Trout) 14 lb. 2 oz. Delaware Bay, Delaware; June 5, 1987  

  Saltwater fly fishing world records

Striped Sea Robin

Current World Record: 4-pounds, 8 ounces

Angler: Charlie Plym, Shinnecock Inlet, New York, 2013

Clearnose Skate

Current World Record: 9-pounds, 9-ounces

Angler: Anthony Vincent Carpentino, Fort Hale, Connecticut, 2017

Cunner

Current World Record: 3-pounds, 8 ounces

Anglers: Sam Mac Allister, Revere Beach, Massachusetts, 2009 | John A. Zema, Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey, 2019

Freshwater fly fishing world records

   Fish Weight Where and When 

  Cutthroat Trout 14 lb. 1 oz. Pyramid Lake, Reno, Nevada; April 4, 1982  

  Lake Trout 27 lb. 8 oz. Nueltin Lake, Alonsa, Canada; June 24, 1994  

  Rainbow Trout 28 lb. Skeena River, British Columbia, Canada; October 20, 1985  

  Largemouth Bass 13 lb. 9 oz. Lake Morena, San Diego, California; April 4, 1984  

  Fly Fishing Casting World Record

According to the record book, Hector Hernandez of Texas City, Texas. has set the world’s current “greatest” long cast, 774.97 feet.

The pendulum is a technique that originated in England a decade or more ago. Many professional distance casters use it.

Fish Flying Boat Speed Record

A 40-foot-long flying fish has been documented as soaring for over 45 seconds at 30 kilometers per hour. The world record for the fastest flight was taken by a Japanese film crew traveling on a ferry in Kagoshima, Japan.

If you’re looking to get away for a weekend and don’t want to fly, the record flight is one most accessible ways.

https://www.livescience.com/flying-fish.html

Fly Fishing world record smallmouth bass

On August 6, 2020, Spencer McCormack set the new IGFA Men’s 4-kg (8 lb) Tippet class World Record with a 5-pound 11-ounce smallmouth.

Five days after catching that monster smallmouth bass, he caught a big 8-pound, 2.5-ounce largemouth bass.

Fly Fishing world record largemouth bass

Angler Lance Jones had an impressive 65-centimeter largemouth bass caught and released on Lake Jeffery located in Lake City, Florida, on April 24, 2018. His release was made while fishing a live shiner on the lake.

Fly Fishing muskie world record

The muskie, also known as the “Northern Pike,” is a large, predatory fish found throughout lakes and rivers of the northern part of the United States. It can reach a length of more than 60 inches.

A giant muskie ever caught off the coast of Hayward, Wis., in 1949 was 60-1/4 inches. The second best-ever muskie in Minnesota was caught on Pelican Lake in 2016, 56-7/8 inches. At the state level, the record for catching the muskie is 57 inches at Mille Lacs Lake in 2015.  

Fly Fishing trout records

   Fish Weight When 

  Brown Trout 29 lb. 12 oz. January 19, 1992  

  Cutthrout Trout 14 lb. 1 oz. April 4, 1982  

  Lake Trout 27 lb. 8 oz. June 24, 1994  

  Rainbow Trout 28 lb. 0 oz. October 20, 1985  

  Blue marlin flies fishing record

Tippet Class: 20-pound

Angler: Thomas M. Evans, Jr. (Wilson, Wyoming)

Location: Port Stephens, Australia

Date: March 2002

Fly: Flashy Profile Tube Fly

Fight Time: 1-hour Courtesy IGFA / igfa.org

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