Man Catches TWO World Record Swordfish In Just TWO Days, Is An Official Badass
A Kiwi angler will soon be the proud owner of not one but TWO IGFA swordfish world records after he caught world record setting fish on back-to-back days at the end of last month. Catching a single world record fish at any point in your lifetime is an achievement to be proud of, but catching back-to-back world record fish in consecutive days is almost unheard of.
I first heard about this feat earlier today when the IGFA sent out their newsletter. The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is the ruling body responsible for certifying fishing records worldwide. They acknowledge that they haven’t yet received applications for the pending world records, but they’ve been briefed on the fish caught, tackle used, and these swordfish were caught at a reputable fishing lodge in New Zealand so the IGFA is already congratulating the angler on catching two world record fish.
The first fish was caught on March 29th by angler Guy Jacobsen. He landed a 557 pound 5 oz broadbill swordfish on 30-pound tackle. This destroyed the existing 30lb (15 kg) line class world record which previously stood at 392 pounds.
Guy Jacobsen’s second world record came less than 24 hours later when he landed a 593-pound broadbill swordfish on 20-pound line (10 kg). The previous broadbill world record for the 20 lb line class was 296 pounds 11oz, another record which he completely demolished.
When you combine those two records, Guy Jacobsen broke the previous world records by a cumulative margin of 462-pounds. That’s almost unheard of in the world of fishing.
The Houhora Big Game & Sports Fishing Club Facebook page shared pictures of Guy Jacobsen’s world record breaking broadbill swordfish: