Grand Slam and Fishing Records
This program is conducted in collaboration with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). State all-tackle records for the heaviest fishes caught in Florida waters are maintained for 75 marine species in both conventional tackle and fly fishing categories. Catches must be made according to IGFA angling rules, available from IGFA, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL. The angler's signature on a completed application form must be witnessed by a notary. The application must be accompanied by line or tippet samples and photographs as specified in the IGFA world record requirements. Species which pose a problem of identity require determination by an ichthyologist or qualified fishery biologist.
Please note that according to IGFA angling rules, to qualify for a record the catch must not be at variance with any laws or regulations governing the species or the waters in which it was caught.
Almaco jack and vermilion snapper are now eligible for saltwater conventional and fly records! These two new species, along with the yellow jack which is currently vacant, give Florida anglers a great opportunity to get their name in the record books.
Previous Florida Fishing Records
Visit the International Game Fish Association Website to learn more.