Using a sardine for bait while fishing the Rio Amazonas, Brazilian.angler Gilberto Fernandes, of Mao, AM, landed an Amazon pellona (Pellona castelneana) on April 12. He used 1 kg (2 lb) class line and took 12 minutes to land the fish which weighed 4.01 kg (8 lb 13 oz). The current line class record is 2 lb 12 oz pulled from Brazil’s Guapore River, in Feb. 2003.
IGFA maintains world records for both freshwater and saltwater game fishes in line class, tippet class and all-tackle categories. In order to qualify for a record, a catch must be a minimum of 1 pound (.453 kg) in weight, and must exceed the existing record by the required amount or meet the minimum weight requirements, if any, for vacant
No applications will be accepted for fish caught in hatchery waters or sanctuaries. The catch must not be at variance with any laws or regulations governing the species or the waters in which it was caught. When an additional species of game fish is made eligible for IGFA world records, the effective date will be announced. Fish caught on or after the effective date will be eligible for records. Announcement of an additional species in the World Record Game Fishes book or in other IGFA publications will be considered proper notification in lieu of any