Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Robert then brought the fish back to the Green Pier Tuna Club scale in Avalon where he got an official weight and secured a club and IGFA World Record. The Pacific bluefin tuna is primarily found in the North Pacific, ranging from the East Asian coast to the western coast of North America. Donna Pascoe's giant catch beats the previous world record by 130 pounds. The world record bluefin tuna weighed 1,496 pounds and was caught off the shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1979, according to the International Game … They migrate over long distances and may even cross the Atlantic. Kiyoshi Kimura , known as Japan's "Tuna King," paid a record $3.1 million for a 612-pound bluefin tuna at an auction. After three hours, the fish surfaced and the skipper yelled, 'Tuna, world record!'". He boated the fish in Spain's Canary Islands in March 1977. PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA. The Cook Islands, Panama, and Key West and Louisiana in the United States have also produced several potential new World Records, including black and red drum, a black grouper, mullet snapper, and giant trevally. A New Zealand woman is likely a proud new world record holder after reeling in the largest Pacific bluefin tuna ever caught with a traditional rod and reel. Bluefin tuna are the most valuable species of fish in the world - once selling at record £2.5m. Fishing World Records. After coming tight on the 7.26 kg (16 lb 0 oz) tuna, Waters needed only 10 minutes to subdue his catch. (550 kg). We also have a Bluefin photo gallery from all over California. Bluefin are considered a pelagic species (highly migratory) and trave in schools. Tuna sells for a record $3.1M 01:30. The blue tuna is facing the threat of commercial extinction if fishermen do not respect catch quotas. | (Photo: Twitter/RevistaTDJ) According to reports, Adams was fishing as part of a … It was caught off Nova Scotia, Canada, 30 years ago, on October 26th, 1979. Self-proclaimed Japanese "Tuna King" and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant blue fin tuna … On October 26, 1979, Ken Fraser caught the record 1,496-pound bluefin tuna. Careers The state record is 245 pounds caught in 2016, or about when big bluefin tuna started showing up in Southern California waters. 954-927-2628 Search for the biggest fish in the International Game Fish Association's database of biggest fish for each species. Home; Fish Reports. Subscribe to our What You Missed newsletter for the top headlines from the outdoor world, in your inbox six days a week. record books in Ken's book POSSESSED. My name is Ken Fraser, world record holder for the giant bluefin tuna, The world record bluefin tuna is 1496 lbs. Privacy Policy Ken Fraser and the all-tackle world record bluefin tuna. The fight lasted about 50 minutes on 130-pound tackle. In recent years, anglers are still catching record bluefin tuna off Nova Scotia. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. World Record Tuna. Philip and the crew motored back to the port where the grouper weighed in at 24.40-kilograms (53-pounds, 12-ounces), defeating the previous All-Tackle Record record by nearly seven pounds. We have detailed information about the Bluefin Tuna. No. The Torok family had been trying to beat the IGFA Smallfry muskellunge records for the past few years, but couldn’t quite find a fish big enough to hit the mark. The catch was so large that the four men on board the boat couldn't pull it from the water. The arrival of rare giant Pacific bluefin tuna off Half Moon Bay has turned the world of fishing upside down. When the scales were pulled down to 335.4kg, everyone … Current world-record Pacific Bluefin tuna for men—398.0 lbs. Pacific Bluefin tuna reach a maximum length of nearly 10 feet (3 meters) and a maximum weight of 1,200 lbs. On July 26, 2020, he set out off Southern California on his 40’ sportfishing yacht, Magellan, in search of bluefin. Bluefin Reports; Top Bluefin; Daily Bluefin; YTD Bluefin; Photos; Records. Distribution. Possible Record Pacific Bluefin Tuna Caught in New Zealand OutdoorHub Reporters 09.20.13 A New Zealand fishing crew may have smashed a world record after they landed a behemoth 777-pound bluefin tuna. Dania Beach, FL 33004 We collaborate with the National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries in Japan and with other Japanese partners in tagging juvenile and adult bluefin in the western Pacific. Ken Fraser 1496 lb: This is the "Big Kahuna" in tuna fishing - a giant bluefin that dwarfs everything imaginable in this area of big game fishing. On July 15, 2020, she caught this amazing 55.79-kilogram (123-pound) bluefin to set the new IGFA Women’s 8-kg (16-lb) Line Class World Record. "I hooked up at 9:10 a.m. with the reel screaming," Pascoe told Saltwater Sportsman. PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA Kiwi angler Kevin Baker potentially set the new All-Tackle record for Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis), with a 352.5 kg (777-pound, 1-ounce) fish he caught on September 14, 2013 while fishing off the coast of Greymouth, New Zealand. Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. "The fish never surfaced, so we had no idea what was on the other end. In May, he caught what he suspected was his first IGFA World Record on 8-pound tippet, but the line ended up over-testing and the catch was not heavy enough for the 12-pound record category. Tokyo -- A 612-pound bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) at the first auction of 2019, … To see all newly approved IGFA World Records since September 2020,  please view this PDF. Population declines have been largely driven by the demand for this fish in high end sushi markets. New Zealand angler Donna Pascoe landed a Pacific bluefin tuna Thursday morning that could shatter the current world record. In the Azores on August 19, 1997, Paulo Gaspar claimed the Atlantic bluefin record-297.2 kilograms (655 pounds). The record for southern bluefin is 369lb 4oz caught in Austrailia in 2009 by Phil Body. Tuna. It weighed 1,496 lbs. and was caught off Nova Scotia in 1979. We hope you’ll support us. It was not until nearly two-and-a-half hours later that the crew was able to gaff the fish and bring the massive tuna aboard. Self-proclaimed Japanese "Tuna King" and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant blue fin tuna … In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Who: Raleigh Werking Species: Pacific … Interested in setting a record check out the current records for the Bluefin Tuna. The saltwater world is abuzz with news of a potential new All-Tackle record Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the coast of New Zealand. Nathan Adams has a big fish tale to tell friends! Three teenage fishermen can tell their friends about the big one that didn't get away after fighting for 7 hours to land a huge bluefin tuna earlier this month off the coast of Maine. Donna Pascoe poses with 907-pound Pacific bluefin tuna, which is a potential world record; courtesy photo. Check out our entire suite of free newsletters here. The current IGFA record is vacant. On August 5, 2020, she caught and released this impressive 9.87-kilogram (21-pound, 12-ounce) lingcod to set the new IGFA Women’s 10-kg (20 lb) Tippet Class World Record. A 612-pound bluefin tuna once sold for $3 million. It is mainly a pelagic species found in temperate oceans, but it also ranges into the tropics and more coastal regions. It weighed 1,496 lbs. World Wildlife Fund Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax ID number 52-1693387) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This IGFA 130-pound line-class record was taken by Ken Fraser in late October, 1979 out of Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia, and weighs 3/4s of a ton! The world record bluefin tuna weighed 1,496 pounds and was caught off the shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1979, according to the International Game Fish Association. Your charter is fully guided and outfitted, combining professional level expertise with our passion for tuna fishing. “It was totally unexpected that we caught that tuna,” says Adams, 42, who spoke with Soundings from New Zealand. (180.53 kilograms) by Terry Maas Bait fish began to gather over the rocks, stepping from 60 to 90 to 120 feet below. Subscribe to our newsletters to stay up-to-date on the latest outdoor news. New Zealander Nathan Adams was fishing for black marlin when he caught what might be a world-record 738-pound Pacific bluefin tuna — from his 21-foot aluminum boat. 1 The world record for the biggest bluefin caught has stood since 1979 when a 679 kg bluefin was … They finally got the head out of the water for the short run back to the Houhora weighstation. Prince Edward Island, 1985. Elizabeth was fishing with her family and Captain Michael Kable on Lake St. Clair, Michigan, and caught and released the record muskie in 20 minutes after it struck a Mason Muskie Killer lure that was being trolled. Philip was fishing out of Angra Dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was jigging a large soft plastic shad when he hooked into the record catch. A 2009 study by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego also charted a startling 88 percent decline in the average weight of large trophy fish, making Pascoe's 907-pound catch (130 pounds more than the previous record holder) a rare find on the same level as Bigfoot. The world record Pacific Bluefin is 907 lbs caught in 2014 in New Zealand by Donna Pascoe. Nathan Adams and his 738-pound bluefin tuna, which may be a world record. Find out what it takes to capture a world record tuna and get it into the I.G.F.A. POSSESSED The story of the world record Bluefin Tuna has been sold in over 30 Countries and counting. You can research charters boats and find out which captains catch the most Bluefin. The world record bluefin tuna weighed 1,496 pounds and was caught off the shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1979, according to the International Game Fish Association. Home; Fish Reports. Bluefin tuna start out no bigger than an eyelash, gaining 1 kg in the first 6 months; at 10 years, a bluefin tuna is around 2m / 170 kg and can reach 2.7 m / 400 kg at age 20. IGFA Representative Meredith McCord of Houston, Texas, recently returned from Alaska with an impressive batch of records that helped her reach another milestone in her fishing career.