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New (4 lb) class line Striped Marlin Record

Saltwater Fish Species, Saltwater Fishing, Striped Marlin

With very thin 2 kg (4 lb) class line New Zealand lady angler Eryn Jacobsen, of Pukence, Kaitana, guided by John Batterton, landed a 95 kg (209 lb 6 oz) striped marlin (Kajikia audax) on March 28. For some 40 minutes she delicately finessed the billfish from the waters of the Three Kings Islands, the northernmost point of the North Island of New Zealand, where the South Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea meet. The current women’s IGFA line class record is 142 lb 8 oz (64.63 kg) caught Panama’s Pinas Bay in 1991.

209 lb 6 oz striped marlin

IGFA maintains world records for both freshwater and saltwater game fishes in line class, tippet class and all-tackle categories.
In order to qualify for a record, a catch must be a minimum of 1 pound (.453 kg) in weight, and must exceed the existing record by the required amount or meet the minimum weight requirements, if any, for vacant

No applications will be accepted for fish caught in hatchery waters or sanctuaries. The catch must not be at variance with any laws or regulations governing the species or the waters in which it was caught.
When an additional species of game fish is made eligible for IGFA world records, the effective date will be announced. Fish caught on or after the effective date will be eligible for records. Announcement of an additional species in the World Record Game Fishes book or in other
IGFA publications will be considered proper notification in lieu of any other notice.

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