AMERICAN Rich Hart is claiming an International Game Fishing Association 'all tackle length record' at 50 cm for this fantastic 3 lb grayling from Dorset’s River Frome.
The mighty grayling’s record category is by no means an unusual target for IGFA multiple record holder Rich. He also has Chew perch on his authenticated best list during his wide travels.
Rich’s grayling came when he was fly fishing with guide, Alex Jardine of www.aardvarkmcleod.com and son of famous game angler Charles.
Rich said: “IGFA keeps score of not only the largest fish of all species (all tackle world record), but records for line class (coarse fishing), and tippett class (fly fishing) of certain species.
“A few years ago they began promoting a quicker release of caught fish, by issuing records based on length only, for a select number of species that are released alive.
“The fish was caught on a private day ticket stretch run by John Alpin of Casterbridge Fisheries,” he added.
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