World Record Fish

New Berlin, Wis. (September 13, 2010) – It is the stuff that makes up every young anglers’ dreams – to battle and catch a world record fish. Imagine battling it out with a fish that weighs more than you; it would be difficult for an adult, much less a junior angler. But this dream became a reality for Charles Ryan, 13, who recently caught a 75-pound Dolphinfish (also known as Mahi-Mahi or Dorado) on August 28 in San Jose del Cabo. Watch this history-making event in crystal-clear HD on Adventures South of the Border exclusively on Sportsman Channel beginning Friday at 1:30 p.m. with re-airs on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and Monday at 3:30 a.m. To watch a sneak peak of the show, visit Sportsman Channel’s Facebook page at .
Ryan, son of the show’s host Mike “The Griz,” battled a fish that is qualified for the World Record in the Junior Angler category (Ages 10-16) for Dolphinfish with International Game Fish Association (IGFA). According to Jack Vitek, World Records Coordinator for IGFA, the old record was caught by John Henderson in May of 1999. Henderson’s fish was 61 pounds, 8 ounces.

Ryan’s fish would shatter that record by almost 25 percent. “This is by far the largest Dorado ever seen on Sportsman Channel and the largest ever captured in stunning HD quality,” said Gavin Harvey, Sportsman Channel’s CEO. “We applaud ‘the Griz’ for the superb underwater videography detailing the long struggle and for Charles for not giving up. If you want to see rod-bending, drag-taking action, you must tune in to this episode.”
Ryan was fishing with his father, and guides Eduardo and Jaime Pino, when he hooked into what he knew right away was his biggest Dorado. Little did he know it would be anyone’s biggest Dorado. “Wow,” said the tired Ryan during the show. “My biggest Dorado, its enormous…huge!”

The fish, when held up for display after the fight was over, was as tall as the 13-year-old angler who battled it.

To certify a fish with the IGFA, it must be weighed on a scale that has been certified by a reputable agency within the past year. IGFA must receive the application within 60 days (domestic catch) and 90 days (international catch).

The angler must submit the full length of leader, including 50 feet of the mainline. A photo of the angler and the fish must also be submitted, plus photos of the scale and rod/reel combo. “The Griz” says that documentation has been sent to the IGFA for verification of the record.


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