There’s been a lot of buzz about this monstrous potential world record largemouth bass the last couple of days. It may beat the last world record by, get this, just one ounce! That is like you-better-not-loose-even-one-single-fish-scale-dude one ounce! And the last world record has stood since 1932. That is a long time ago. To be fair there was two other supposedly bigger largemouth caught but was never authenticated by IGFA.
Well done Kurita san! I hope it is a new world record.
UPDATE: According to Tackletog.com – “The unofficial WRB was caught on a live Japanese Koi (also known as carp) in the southern area of Lake Biwa called Nanko. The fish was caught and landed on a Deps Sidewinder The Dom Driver F/E Rod and TORAY Super Hard Strong 25lb line. After trying to keep the fish alive in a live well the fish unfortunately passed away and is now frozen awaiting certification.”
So guys, practice Catch & Release often and we might have the chance to land a 10kg Haruan. Think about that.