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World Record Saltwater Fish

Records provided courtesy of the International Game Fish Association, the fishing world record record sanctioning and registering authority.
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Species / Name
Lbs-Oz / Date
Location
Albacore
Siegfried Dickemann
88 lbs 2 oz
Nov. 19, 1977
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Amberjack, Greater
Joseph Dawson
155 lbs 10 oz
June 24, 1981
Challenger Bank, Bermuda
Amberjack, Pacific
Richard Cresswell
104 lbs 0 oz
July 4, 1984
Baja Calif., Mexico
Barracuda, great
John W. Helfrich
85 lbs 0 oz
Apr. 11, 1992
Christmas Is., Rep. of Kiribati
Barracuda, Mexican
E. Greg Kent
21 lbs 0 oz
Mar. 27, 1987
Phantom Island, Costa Rica
Barracuda, pickhandle
Demetrios Stamatis
25 lbs 5 oz
July 3, 1996
Scottburgh, South Africa
Bass, barred sand
Robert Halal
13 lbs 3 oz
Aug. 29, 1988
Huntington Beach, CA
Bass, black sea
Joe Mizelle Jr.
9 lbs 8oz
Jan. 9, 1987
Virginia Beach, VA
Bass, black sea
Jack G. Stallings Jr.
9 lbs 8oz
Dec. 22, 1990
Virginia Beach, VA
Bass, European
Jean Baptiste Bayle
20 lbs 11 oz
May 6, 1986
Stes Maries de la Mer, France
Bass, giant sea
J.D. McAdam Jr.
563 lbs 8 oz
Aug. 20, 1968
Anacapa Island, CA
Bass, striped
Albert R. McReynolds
78 lbs 8 oz
Sept. 21, 1982
Atlantic City, NJ
Bluefish
James M. Hussey
31 lbs 12 oz
Jan. 30, 1972
Hatteras, NC
Bonefish
Brian W. Batchelor
19 lbs 0 oz
May 26, 1962
Zululand, South Africa
Bonito, Atlantic
D. Gama Higgs
18 lbs 4 oz
July 8, 1953
Faial Island, Azores
Bonito, Pacific
Jerome H. Rilling
14 lbs 12 oz
Oct. 12, 1980
San Benitos Is., Baja Calif. Mxexico
Cabezon
Wesley Hunter
23 lbs 0 oz
Aug. 4, 1990
Juan de Fuca Strait, WA
Cobia
Peter W. Goulding
135 lbs 9 oz
July 9, 1985
Shark Bay, W. Australia
Cod, Atlantic
Alphonse Bielevich
98 lbs 12 oz
June 8, 1969
Isle of Shoals, NH
Cod, Pacific
Donald Boston
32 lbs 0 oz
June 29, 1997
Unalaska Bay, AK
Conger
Vic Evans
133 lbs 4 oz
June 5, 1995
South Devon, England
Dolphin
Manuel Salazar
87 lbs 0 oz
Sept. 25, 1976
Papagallo Gulf, Costa Rica
Drum, black
Gerald M. Townsend
113 lbs 1 oz
Sept. 15, 1975
Lewes, DE
Drum, red
David G. Deuel
94 lbs 2 oz
Nov. 7, 1984
Avon, NC
Eel, marbled
Ferdie van Nooten
36 lbs 1 oz
June 10, 1984
Durban, S. Africa
Eel, American
Jeff Pennick
9 lbs 4 oz
Nov. 9, 1995
Cape May, NJ
Flounder, southern
Larenza Mungin
20 lbs 9 oz
Dec. 23, 1983
Nassau Sound, FL
Flounder, summer
Charles Nappi
22 lbs 7 oz
Sept. 15, 1975
Montauk, NY
Grouper, warsaw
Steve Haeusler
436 lbs 12 oz
Dec. 22, 1985
Gulf of Mexico, Destin, FL
Haddock
Heike Neblinger
14 lbs 15 oz
Aug. 15, 1997
Saltraumen, Germany
Halibut, Atlantic
Sonny Manley
255 lbs 4 oz
July 28, 1989
Gloucester, MA
Halibut, California
Russell J. Harmon
53 lbs 4 oz
July 7, 1988
Santa Rosa Island, CA
Halibut, Pacific
Jack Tragis
459 lbs 0 oz
June 11, 1996
Dutch Harbor, AK
Jack, almaco (Pacific)
Howard H. Hahn
132 lbs 0 oz
July 21, 1964
La Paz, Baja Calif., Mexico
Jack, crevalle
Leon D. Richard
57 lbs 14 oz
Aug. 15, 1997
Southwest Pass, LA
Jack, horse-eye
Tito Schnau
24 lbs 8 oz
Dec. 20, 1982
Miami, FL
Jewfish (Goliath Grouper)
Lynn Joyner
680 lbs 0 oz
May 20, 1961
Fernandina Beach, FL
Kawakawa
Ronald Nakamura
29 lbs 0 oz
Dec. 17, 1986
Clarion Island, Mexico
Lingcod
Murray M. Romer
69 lbs 0 oz
June 16, 1992
Langara Is., Brit. Columbia
Mackerel, cero
G. Michael Mills
17 lbs 2 oz
Apr. 5, 1986
Islamorada, FL
Mackerel, king
Norton I. Thomton
90 lbs 0 oz
Feb. 16, 1976
Key West, FL
Mackerel, Spanish
Robert Cranton
13 lbs 0 oz
Nov. 4, 1987
Ocracoke Inlet, NC
Marlin, Atlantic blue
Paulo R.A. Amorim
1402 lbs 2 oz
Feb. 29, 1992
Vitoria, Brazil
Marlin, black
A.C. Glassell Jr.
1560 lbs 0 oz
Aug. 4, 1953
Cabo Blanco, Peru
Marlin, Pacific blue
Jay W. deBeaubien
1376 lbs 0 oz
May 31, 1982
Kaaiwi Point, Kona, HI
Marlin, striped
Bill Boniface
494 lbs 0 oz
Jan. 16, 1986
Tutakaka, New Zealand
Marlin, white
Evandro Luiz Coser
181 lbs 14 oz
Dec. 8, 1979
Vitoria, Brazil
Permit
Thomas Sebestyen
56 lbs 2 oz
June 30, 1997
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Pollack
Robert S. Milkins
27 lbs 6 oz
Jan. 16, 1986
Salcombe, Devon, England
Pollock
Thor-Magnus Ukang
50 lbs 0 oz
Nov. 30, 1996
Salstraumen, Norway
Pompano, African
Tom Sargent
50 lbs 8 oz
Apr. 21, 1990
Daytona Beach, FL
Roosterfish
Abe Sackheim
114 lbs 0 oz
June 1, 1960
La Paz, Baja Calif., Mexico
Runner, blue
Stacey M. Moiren
11 lbs 2 oz
June 28, 1997
Dauphin Island, AL
Runner, rainbow
Tom Pfleger
37 lbs 9 oz
Nov. 21, 1991
Clarion Island, Mexico
Sailfish, Atlantic
Alfredo de Sousa Neves
141 lbs 1 oz
Feb. 19, 1994
Luanda, Angola
Sailfish, Pacific
C.W. Stewart
221 lbs 0 oz
Feb. 12, 1947
Santa Cruz Is., Ecuador
Seabass, white
L.C. Baumgardner
83 lbs 12 oz
Mar. 31, 1953
San Felipe, Mexico
Seatrout, spotted
Craig F. Carson
17 lbs 7 oz
May 11, 1995
Ft. Pierce, FL
Shark, blue
Pete Bergin
454 lbs 0 oz
July 19, 1996
Martha's Vineyard, MA
Shark, great white
Alfred Dean
2664 lbs 0 oz
Apr. 21, 1959
Ceduna, S. Australia
Shark, Greenland
Terje Nordtvedt
1708 lbs 9 oz
Oct. 18, 1987
Trondheimsfjord, Norway
Shark, hammerhead
Allen Ogle
991 lbs 0 oz
May 30, 1982
Sarasota, FL
*** PENDING ***
Shark, shortfin mako
Patrick Guillanton
1115 lbs 0 oz
Nov. 16, 1988
Black River, Mauritius
Shark, porbeagle
Christopher Bennet
507 lbs 0 oz
Mar. 9, 1993
Pentland Firth, Scotland
Shark, bigeye thresher
Dianne North
802 lbs 0 oz
Feb. 8, 1981
Tutukaka, New Zealand
Shark, tiger
Walter Maxwell
1780 lbs 0 oz
June 14, 1964
Cherry Grove, SC
Snapper, cubera
Mike Hebert
121 lbs 8 oz
July 5, 1982
Cameron, LA
Snapper, red
Capt. Doc Kennedy
50 lbs 4 oz
June 23, 1996
Gulf of Mexico, LA
Snook
Gilbert Ponzi
53 lbs 10 oz
Oct. 18, 1978
Parismina Ranch, Costa Rica
Spearfish, Mediterranean
Joseph Larkin
90 lbs 13 oz
June 2, 1980
Madeira Island, Portugal
Swordfish
L. Marron
1182 lbs 0 oz
May 7, 1953
Iquique, Chile
Tarpon
Yvon Victor Sebag
283lbs 4 oz
Apr. 16, 1991
Sherbro ls., Sierra Leone
Tautog
Gregory R. Bell
24 lbs 0 oz
Aug. 25, 1987
Wachapreague, VA
Tuna, Atlantic bigeye
Dieter Vogel
392 lbs 6 oz
July 25, 1997
Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico
Tuna, blackfin
Sam J. Burnett
45 lbs 8 oz
May 4, 1996
Key West, FL
Tuna, bluefin
Ken Fraser
1496 lbs 0 oz
Oct. 26, 1979
Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia
Tuna, longtail
Tim Simpson
79 lbs 2 oz
Apr. 12, 1982
Montague Is., NSW, Australia
Tuna, Pacific bigeye
Dr. Russell Lee
435 lbs 0 oz
Apr. 17, 1957
Cabo Blanco, Peru
Tuna, skipjack
Brian Evans
45 lbs 4 oz
Nov. 16, 1996
Flathead Bank, Mexico
Tuna, southern bluefin
Rex Wood
348 lbs 5 oz
Jan. 16, 1981
Whakatane, New Zealand
Tuna, yellowfin
Curt Wiesenhutter
388 lbs 12 oz
Apr. 1, 1977
San Benedicto Island, Mexico
Tunny, little
Jean Yves Chatard
35 lbs 2 oz
Dec. 14, 1988
Cape de Garde, Algeria
Wahoo
Keith Winter
158 lbs 8 oz
June 10, 1996
Loreto, Baja Calif., Mexico
Weakfish
Dennis R. Rooney
19 lbs 2 oz
Oct. 11, 1984
Jones Beach, Long Island, NY
Weakfish
William E. Thomas
19 lbs 2 oz
May 20, 1989
Delaware Bay, DE

 

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