It’s not every day that you catch a 46 inch lake trout. It’s even rarer to catch one through the ice, but that’s exactly what Bruce Sederberg did back in mid January! This massive lake trout is the largest ever caught through the ice on a rod and reel!
Caught in White Otter Lake, just northwest of Atikokan, Ontario.
Neither angler had a measuring tape. Wanting to get the fish back into the lake as soon as possible, Sederberg laid the behemoth in a fresh patch of snow and made impressions at the tips of its nose and tail. “There are fish to eat and fish to release. I knew right away while fighting this fish that as soon as I landed it, she would go right back in.”
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Around this time every year we see huge bluefin tuna auctioned off to the highest bidder in Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market, and every year they set a new record (no doubt due to overfishing). This year the bar has been set at $1.7 million dollars, that’s more than 4 times the record from last year by the way. And the tuna sold is nearly 50 kilograms lighter than last years!
Even the buyer, sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura, who also paid out the record price last year, said the cost was “a bit high”.
This year’s record-breaking fish was caught off north-eastern Japan and weighed in at 222kg (489lbs), some 47kg lighter than last year’s prize-winner, which fetched 56m yen.
The prices do not necessarily reflect quality or size and are more linked to publicity and setting the tone for the business year.
He said he wanted to “encourage Japan” with his bid.
The price works out at about $7,600 per kg ($3,500/lb).
Japan consumes more than half of the world’s bluefin catch.
The Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) has been pretty high on my fishing bucket list for several years now. I believe I first saw one on an episode of Real Fishing with Bob Izumi back in the 90′s and I’ve dreamt about them ever since. They are considered one of the strongest pound for pound fighting fish in freshwater, tipping the scales at 100 pounds. That’s a lot of fight!
This world record Barramundi was caught December 2012 by Denis Harrold was 44.6kg (98.3lbs), breaking the old world record of 37.85kg. It measured in at 135cm (53.1 inches) with a whopping girth of 107cm (42.1 inches).
What makes this even more impressive is that it was caught from a Kayak!
via Outdoor Life
You thought the men who lay with carp were weird. Well check out this guy.
Impressive pictures from the city of Borongan on the Island Samar in the Philippines. The story with these pictures is that this is the largest Vermillion seabass aka Lapu Lapu ever Caught. We don’t know if that is true, but we do know that this is a gigantic fish.