World Freshwater Fishing Records

  • Jun 11, 2020
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World freshwater fishing records are provided courtesy of the International Game Fish Association, the record sanctioning, and registering authority.

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Freshwater Fishing Records Table

SpeciesLbs-OzWhere CaughtDateAngler
Barramundi63-2Queensland, AustraliaApr. 28, 1991Scott Barnsley

Bass

Bass, Guadalupe3-11Lake Travis, TXSept. 25, 1983Allen Christenson Jr.
Bass, largemouth22-4Montgomery Lake, GAJune 2, 1932George W. Perry
Bass, redeye8-12Apalachicola River, FLJan. 28, 1995Carl W. Davis
Bass, Roanoke1-5Nottoway River, VANov. 11, 1991Tom Elkins
Bass, rock3-0York River, OntarioAug. 1, 1974Peter Gulgin
Bass, smallmouth10-14Dale Hollow, TNApr. 24, 1969John T. Gorman
Bass, spotted9-9Pine Flat Lake, CAOct. 12, 1996Kirk Sakamoto
Bass, striped (landlocked)67-8O’Neill Forebay, San Luis, CAMay 7, 1992Hank Ferguson
Bass, Suwannee3-14Suwannee River, FLMar. 2, 1985Ronnie Everett
Bass, white6-13Lake Orange, VAJuly 31, 1989Ronald L. Sprouse
Bass, whiterock27-5Greers Ferry Lake, ARApr. 24, 1997Jerald C. Shaum
Bass, yellow2-4Lake Monroe, INMar. 27, 1977Donald L. Stalker
Bass, yellow hybrid2-5Kiamichi River, OKMar. 26, 1991George Edwards

Bluegill4-12Ketona Lake, ALApr. 9, 1950T.S. Hudson
Bowfin21-8Florence, SCJan. 29, 1980Robert L. Harmon
Buffalo, bigmouth70-5Bussey Brake, Bastrop, LAApr. 21, 1980Delbert Sisk
Buffalo, black55-8Cherokee Lake, TNMay 3, 1984Edward H. McLain
Buffalo, smallmouth82-3Athens Lake, TXJune 6, 1993Randy Collins
Bullhead, black8-0Lake Waccabuc, NYAug. 1, 1951Kani Evans
Bullhead, brown5-11Cedar Creek, FLMar. 28, 1995Robert Bengis
Bullhead, yellow4-4Mormon Lake, AZMay 11, 1984Emily Williams
Burbot18-11Angenmanelren, SwedenOct. 22, 1996Margit Agren
Carp75-11Lac de St. Cassien, FranceMay 21, 1987Leo van der Gugten

Catfish

Catfish, blue111-0Wheeler’s Reservoir, TNJuly 5, 1996William McKinley
Catfish, channel58-0Santee-Cooper Res., SCJuly 7, 1964W.B. Whaley
Catfish, flathead91-4Lake Lewisville, TXMar. 28, 1982Mike Rogers
Catfish, flatwhiskered9-4Rio Paraquai, BrazilSept. 11, 1996Cavour Pieranti
Catfish, gilded85-8Amazon River, BrazilNov. 15, 1986Gilberto Fernandes
Catfish, redtail97-7Amazon River, BrazilJuly 16, 1988Gilberto Fernandes
Catfish, sharptoothed79-5Orange River, S. AfricaDec. 5, 1992Hennie Moller
Catfish, white18-14Inverness, FLSept. 21, 1991Jim Miller

Char, Arctic32-9Tree River, CanadaJuly 30, 1981Jeffery Ward
Crappie, black4-8Kerr Lake, VAMar. 1, 1981L. Carl Herring Jr.
Crappie, white5-3Enid Dam, MSJuly 31, 1957Fred L. Bright
Dolly Varden18-9Mashutuk River, AKJuly 13, 1993Richard B. Evans
Dorado51-5Corrientes, ArgentinaSept. 27, 1984Armando Giudice
Drum, freshwater54-8Nickajack Lake, TNApr. 20, 1972Benny E. Hull

Gar

Gar, alligator279-0Rio Grande, TXDec. 2, 1951Bill Valverde
Gar, Florida21-3Boca Raton, FLJune 3, 1981Jeff Sabol
Gar, longnose50-5Trinity River, TXJuly 30, 1954Townsend Miller
Gar, shortnose5-12Rend Lake, Ill.July 16, 1995Donna K. Willmart
Gar, spotted9-12Lake Mevia, TXApr. 7, 1994Rick Rivard

Goldfish6-10Lake Hodges, CAApr. 17, 1996Florentino M. Abena
Grayling, Arctic5-15Katseyedie River, N.W.T.Aug. 16, 1967Jeanne P. Branson
Inconnu53-0Pah River, AKAug. 20, 1986Lawrence E. Hudnall
Kokanee9-6Okanagan Lake, Brit. ColumbiaJune 18, 1988Norm Kuhn
Muskellunge67-8Hayward, WIJuly 24, 1949Cal Johnson
Muskellunge, tiger51-3Lac Vieux-Desert, WI-MIJuly 16, 1919John A. Knobla
Peacock, butterfly10-8Raraima, BrazilMar. 21, 1994Larry Larsen
Peacock, speckled27-0Rio Negro, BrazilDec. 4, 1994Gerald (Doc) Lawson
Perch, Nile213-8Lake Nasser, EgyptDec. 18, 1997Adrian Brayshaw
Perch, white4-12Messalonskee Lake, MEJune 4, 1949Mrs. Earl Small
Perch, yellow4-3Bordentown, NJMay 1865Dr. C.C. Abbot
Pickerel, chain9-6Homerville, GAFeb. 17, 1961Baxley McQuaig Jr.
Pickerel, grass1-0Dewart Lake, INJune 9, 1990Mike Berg
Pickerel, redfin2-4St. Pauls, NCJune 27, 1997Edward C. Davis
Pike, northern55-1Lake of Grefeern, GermanyOct. 16, 1986Lothar Louis
Redhorse, greater9-3Salmon River, Pulaski, NYMay 11, 1985Jason Wilson
Redhorse, silver11-7Plum Creek, WIMay 29, 1985Neal D.G. Long

Salmon

Salmon, Atlantic79-2Tana River, Norway1928Henrik Henriksen
Salmon, chinook97-4Kenai River, AKMay 17, 1985Les Anderson
Salmon, chum35-0Edye Pass, Brit. ColumbiaJuly 11, 1995Todd Johansson
Salmon, coho33-4Salmon River, Pulaski, NYSept. 27, 1989Jerry Lifton
Salmon, lake18-4Lake Tanganyika, ZambiaDec. 1, 1987Steve Robinson
Salmon, pink13-1St. Mary’s River, OntarioSept. 23, 1992Ray Higaki
Salmon, sockeye15-3Kenai River, AKAug. 9, 1987Stan Roach

Sauger8-12Lake Sakakawea, NDOct. 6, 1971Mike Fischer
Shad, American11-4Conn. River, S. Hadley, MAMay 19, 1986Bob Thibodo
Shad, gizzard4-6Lake Michigan, INMar. 2, 1996Mike Berg
Sturgeon, lake168-0Georgian Bay, CanadaMay 29, 1982Edward Paszkowski
Sturgeon, white468-0Benicia, CAJuly 9, 1983Joey Pallotta 3rd
Tigerfish, giant97-0Zaire River, Kinshasa, ZaireJuly 9, 1988Raymond Houtmans
Tilapia6-5Lake Arsenal, Costa RicaFeb. 10, 1995Marvin C. Smith

Trout

Trout, Apache5-3White Mountain, AZMay 29, 1991John Baldwin
Trout, brook14-8Nipigon River, OntarioJuly 1916Dr. W.J. Cook
Trout, brown40-4Little Red River, ARMay 9, 1992Rip Collins
Trout, bull32-0Lake Pond Orielle, IDOct. 27, 1949N.L. Higgins
Trout, cutthroat41-0Pyramid Lake, NVDec. 1925John Skimmerhorn
Trout, golden11-0Cooks Lake, WYAug. 5, 1948Charles S. Reed
Trout, lake72-0Great Bear Lake, N.W.T.Aug. 19, 1995Lloyd E. Bull
Trout, rainbow42-2Bell Island, AKJune 22, 1970David Robert White
Trout, tiger20-13Lake Michigan, WIAug. 12, 1978Peter M. Friedland

Walleye25-0Old Hickory Lake, TNAug. 2, 1960Mabry Harper
Warmouth2-7Guess Lake, Holt, FLOct. 19, 1985Tony D. Dempsey
Whitefish, lake14-6Meaford, OntarioMay 21, 1984Dennis M. Laycock
Whitefish, mountain5-8Elbow River, AlbertaAug. 1, 1995Randy G. Woo
Whitefish, round6-0Putahow River, ManitobaJune 14, 1984Allan J. Ristori
Zander25-2Trosa, SwedenJune 12, 1986Harry Lee Tennison

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