Sunday, February 26, 2017
IGFA changes on line class records
Effective April 1, 2017, the IGFA (International Game Fish Association) has announced changes in their recognition of line class records. The potential record catches will now be required to meet a minimum ratio between the weight of the fish and the line class category. For line class records up to 10 kg, the weight of the catch must be at least 1/2 that of the line class. For example a fish entered in the 10 kg line class must weigh at least 5 kg. For line class records greater than 10 kg, the fish must be equal to, or greater than the line class For example a fish entered in the 20 kg line class must weigh at least 20 kg. Records previously announced prior to the rule change will remain intact with an asterisk next to the record catch. For those of you who are record seekers, make sure to know the rules beforehand!