Fishing World Records

Fishing world records incorporate fish big and small, anglers young and old, and unfortunate encounters with shark hooks. If fishing is your favorite hobby, here's where to show off your spearing, netting, angling and trapping feats.

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Most Shark Hooks Hooked In Body

United States

Melissa Lowe endured great pain while setting a new universal record for most shark hooks hooked in a body (1). This unfortunate record was set on November 25, 2008 off the coast of Hawaii#39;s Big Island. Natasja Lowe was on hand to witness the mishap.

Smallest Fish Caught Using A Hook

United States

Charles Steffes-Clayton caught a fish that was 1 1/16". tag:RecordSetterBook01

Lightest Striped Shiner

United States

Andy Pelphrey caught a Striped Shiner weighing 36.29 grams.

Lightest Bluntnose Minnow

United States

Andy Pelphrey caught a Bluntnose Minnow weighing 4.54 grams.

Lightest Blacknose Dace

United States

Andy Pelphrey caught a Blacknose Dace weighing 3.63 grams.

Youngest Fishing Assistant

00:40

Johnathon Pelphrey assisted his father catching a fish when he was just 326 days old.

Youngest Angler To Catch A Rock Bass With Assistance

00:36

Johnathon Pelphrey caught a Rock Bass with his father’s assistance when he was just 1,002 days old (2.74 years).

Youngest Angler To Catch A Rainbow Trout With Assistance

01:26

Johnathon Pelphrey caught a Rainbow Trout with his father’s assistance when he was just 1,002 days old (2.74 years).

Most Casts Of A Fishing Lure Into A Bucket From 16 Feet Away In One Minute

01:53 United States

Andy Pelphrey cast a fishing lure into a bucket using a rod and reel five times in one minute.

Smallest Functional Fishing Rod And Reel

United States

Michael Di Pippo of Penfishingrods.com owns a fishing rod and reel measuring eight inches in length.

Heaviest Fish Caught With A Pen Fishing Rod

16:22 United States

John Chlarson caught a 21-pound carp using a Pen Fishing Rod. The fishing rod has telescoping reel that begins at 8 inches in length, but extends to 30 inches when in use.The fish itself measures 30 inches in length and has a 24 inch girth.

Most Hooks In One Hand

United States

J3SUSFR34K held 125 hooks in one hand. NOTE: This record is dangerous and should only be attempted by trained professionals.

Longest Time Balancing A Fishing Buoy on Thumb

04:10 Canada

Doug McManaman balanced a fishing buoy on his thumb for three minutes, 29.81 seconds.

Longest Time Balancing A Fishing Buoy On Chin

03:16 Canada

Doug McManaman balanced a fishing buoy on top of a pole on his chin for two minutes, 10.48 seconds.

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