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New Tautog 16lb. Line Class Record

Saltwater Fish Species, Saltwater Fishing, Tautog

Proactive IGFA Virginia, USA Representative Dr. Julie Ball took time on March 22, to wet a line off her hometown of Virginia Beach landing a tautog (Tautoga onitis). Dr. Ball, guided by Skip Feller, used a crab on 8 kg (16 lb) line to attract the fish that weighed in at 6.72 kg (14 lb 13 oz). She may replace the IGFA women’s line class record for the species which is currently 13 lb 11 oz (6.2 kg) caught off Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY, USA in 1993.

IGFA women’s line class record

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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