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New Gray Snapper 20 lb Line Class Record

Gray Snapper, Saltwater Fish Species, Saltwater Fishing

While fishing the waters off Ft. Myers, Florida, USA, on March 6, Windsor, Ontario, Canada angler Cheryl Legault, guided by Capt. Joe Verdino, landed a gray snapper, (Lutjanus griseus) weighing 2.52 kg (5 lb 9 oz). She was using a sardine on 10 kg (20 lb) class line and quickly landed the fish in three minutes. The current women’s IGFA line class record is 4 lb. 11 oz (2.13 kg) caught off Hobe Sound, Fla. last year.

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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