Ecuadorian angler Fernando X. Mata caught this 26.31 kg (58 lb) broomtail grouper (Mycteroperca xenarcha) on April 29th while fishing off Salinas, Ecuador. Mata - age 10 - needed only 10 minutes to subdue the potential record fish, after it hit the MirrOlure deep diver he was trolling. If approved, the catch will become the new men's 15 kg (30 lb) line class record, which currently stands at 24.49 kg (54 lb).
Potential New World Record 47 lb 11 oz (21.63 kg) Striped Bass on 4 kg (8 lb) line class!
Angler Jesse Wynn of Brooklyn, New York, USA potentially set the new men’s 4 kg (8 lb) line class world record for striped bass with this impressive 21.63 kg (47 lb 11 oz) fish he caught on June 14 while fishing Ambrose Channel, New York. Wynn skillfully played the striper for 30 minutes after it ate the live menhaden (bunker) he was using for bait. The current world record in this category is 20.56 kg (45 lb 5 oz).