IGFA Recognizes Japanese World Record Largemouth

GON Staff | February 9, 2010

After nearly six months of waiting, Japan’s Manabu Kurita is taking his place alongside Georgia angler George Perry in the record books. With a 22-lb., 4-oz. largemouth bass caught July 2, 2009, Manabu will now share the coveted all-tackle world record with Perry, whose famous fish was caught more than 77 years ago.

In January, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) approved Manabu’s application for the fish caught from Japan’s largest lake, Lake Biwa. Manabu, 32, of Aichi, Japan, caught the fish on a live bluegill.

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