We always fish according to IGFA rules , Lines, leader..etc..( and also in respect of local Regulation concerning Sportfishing ) in case of a potential world record ( obviously possible in our area for Tarpon, Snook, Machaca, Tropical Gar, Tilapia...) We will assist you for the registration. We do know the process, we have the necessary documents. Mr Carlos Barantes, representative of IGFA in Costa Rica will help to handle the process .
Due to size an abundance of fish in the entire area some World Record are possible for Tarpon , Snook, Machaca, Rainbow bass, Tropical Gar and some other fish ....
I.G.F.A. Actual World Records
Folowing is a selection of the actual I.G.F.A World record we are interested in, as fish of these size are present in our Fishing area.
TARPON I.G.F.A WORLD RECORD
M- 2lb 106 lb Florida 1992 George E Hogan
M- 4lb 128lb 8 0z Florida 1992 G.E. Hogan
M -6lb 139lb 14 oz Florida 1997 G.E Hogan
M-8lb 147lb 6 0z Florida 1982 Anton G Zukas
M-12lb 188lb 7oz Sierra Leone Michel Delaunay
M-16lb 202lb 13oz Sierra Leone Daniel Lopuszanski
M-20lb 243LB 0 ox Florida Gus Bell
M-30lb 283lb 0 oz Venezuela 1956 Mario Salasar
M 30lb 283lb 4 oz Sierra Leone 1991 Y. Victor Sebag
Tippet 2lb 32lb 0oz Florida 1990 D, Chernansky
Tippet 4lb 49lb 4 oz Florida 1997 C.D. Owen Jr
Tippet 6lb 82lb8oz Florida 1977 Stu Apte
Tippet 8lb 127 lb 0oz Florida 1985 Del Brown
Tippet 12lb 177lb 0oz Florida 1994 W,W Pate J
Tippet 16lb 188lb 0oz Florida W.W,.Pate Jr
Tippet 20lb 187.6oz Sierra Leone 1992 BO’keele
SNOOK I.G.F.A WORLD RECORD
M-2lb 24lb 4 oz Florida 1995 G.E.Hogan Jr
M-4lb 1 oz Florida 1988 Jesse webb
M-6lb 41lb 8 oz Florida 1996 G.E. Hoggan
M-8lb 41lb 0oz Mexico 1998 N.A. Brown
M-12lb 55lb 9oz Costa Rica 1992 J M Brenes
M-16lb 49lb 13 oz Costa Rica 1990 G. Cespedes
M 20lb 53lb 10oz Costa Rica 1978 G. Ponzi
M-30lb 57lb 12 oz Costa Rica 1991 G. Beck
Tippet 4lb 15lb 8oz Florida 1998 Andy Novak
Tippet 6lb 22lb30z Florida 1971 Dave Chernansky
Tippet 8lb 24lb 8oz Florida 1995 Robert Orth
Tippet 12lb 28lb 8oz Florida Martin Gottschalk
Tippet 16lb 28lb 8oz Costa Rica 1980 Bill Barnes
Tippet 20lb 30lb 4 oz Florida 1993 Rex Garrett
SOME OTHERS I.G.F.A ALL TACKLE WORLD RECORDS
15lb Nicaragua 2000 ???
TILAPIA 6lb 5oz Lake arenal Costa Rica 1995 M. Smith
GAR TROPICAL 6lb 6oz Rio Frio Los Chiles 1997 J Corry
MACHACA 9lb 8oz Costa Rica 1991 Barbara Field
Some " Fishing events in 2001 "...
*We had one tarpon of more than 200lb 7 hours on line 12lb line...( Guest: Mr Doug Hearn from Atlanta )
*We did lost one we figure around 300lb on 40lb line during 10 mn , line did breack, Guest Mr
* We did lose two snook we figure around 60lb...in Rio Frio ...we though they where tarpon!!?? in same Rio Frio we caught one of 41lb ( Augusto, Philippe, Alexandre )
* We caught many snook of more than 30lb in the rapids of San Juan River ,
* We caught several machacas in the 10lb range, many around 8lb ( Alex, Alain my two sons, 6 and 7 years old with Augusto )
* Tropical Gar around 10 lb, Mojara between 1.5 and 2 lb....and a Tilapia of 11lb.. ( World record is 6lb something...)
* Rainbow bass we had several around 10 lb, ( the world record was around 10lb, and aparently has been beaten last year and now is around 15lb ) We did broke line on very very big of these fish...I cannot do give an estimate of weight as this fish do not jump..but no doubt these where very big and they were Rainbows.