Conducted in collaboration with IGFA, state all-tackle records for the harvest of the heaviest fishes caught in Florida waters are maintained for 76 marine species in both conventional tackle and fly fishing categories. Catches must be made according to FWC rules and IGFA angling rules.

The angler’s signature on a completed application form must be witnessed by a notary. The application must be accompanied by line or tippet samples and photographs as specified in the IGFA world record requirements. Species that pose a problem of identity require determination by an ichthyologist or qualified fishery biologist.

Michael Badarach With Tarpon
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Please note that according to IGFA angling rules, to qualify for a record, the catch must not be at variance with any laws or regulations governing the species or the waters in which it was caught.

Visit the International Game Fish Association Website to learn more.