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IGFA Introducing Fish-Length Records

September 28, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

We haven’t been able to get confirmation from the IGFA, but it looks like the organization responsible for recording world fishing records is introducing a class of records that requires only a length measurement (with a photo). The theory, I’m sure, is that this will allow larger fish to be released alive. Currently it is very difficult if not impossible to weigh a large fish and have it survive. Here’s an article by Scott Doggett in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times describing some of the angling community’s reaction.