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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14 Records Found

United States

Most Shark Hooks Hooked In Body

Melissa Lowe

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.

United States

Smallest Fish Caught Using A Hook

Charles Steffes-Clayton

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

United States

Lightest Striped Shiner

Andy Pelphrey

Andy Pelphrey caught a Striped Shiner weighing 36.29 grams.

United States

Lightest Bluntnose Minnow

Andy Pelphrey

Andy Pelphrey caught a Bluntnose Minnow weighing 4.54 grams.

United States

Lightest Blacknose Dace

Andy Pelphrey

Andy Pelphrey caught a Blacknose Dace weighing 3.63 grams.

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Youngest Fishing Assistant

Johnathon Pelphrey

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

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Youngest Angler To Catch A Rock Bass With Assistance

Johnathon Pelphrey

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

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Youngest Angler To Catch A Rainbow Trout With Assistance

Johnathon Pelphrey

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

01:53 United States

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

Andy Pelphrey

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

United States

Smallest Functional Fishing Rod And Reel

Michael Di Pippo

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

16:22 United States

Heaviest Fish Caught With A Pen Fishing Rod

John Chlarson

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.

United States

Most Hooks In One Hand

J3SUSFR34K

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

04:10 Canada

Longest Time Balancing A Fishing Buoy on Thumb

Doug McManaman

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

03:16 Canada

Longest Time Balancing A Fishing Buoy On Chin

Doug McManaman

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

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