IGFA June Hot Catches
The IGFA recently received a potential men’s 80-pound line class record for swordfish. The 891-pound, 8-ounce broadbill was landed by Kiwi angler Jim Gigger, while off Cape Karikari, New Zealand on April 9, 2012. Fishing aboard the Primetime with Capt. John Gregory, Gigger needed 80 minutes to land the monster after it took the skipjack tuna. The existing men’s line class record stands at 813-7, and was caught on May 28, 2003 by Gerald Garrett while fishing the same location.