Rapala claims most IGFA records in 2016
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More International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world-record fish were caught in 2016 on Rapala lures than on any other brand of baits.
Among the 14 new IGFA world-record fish caught on Rapala baits last year was a 47lb 8oz Papuan Black Snapper.
More IGFA world-record fish have been caught on Rapala baits than on any other lure brand in history – over 500. These world-record catches are a source of pride for Rapala employees across the globe.
“We are pleased and proud that, once again, more world records were caught on Rapala lures in 2016 than any other brand of lures,” says Rapala USA President Tom Mackin. “All over the world, big fish eat little fish that swim like a Rapala. It proves that with Rapala, any angler has a shot at catching a world-record fish.”
Rapala is also the first and only lure manufacturer to receive an IGFA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rapala lures are sold in 140 countries. Anglers have caught world-record catches with them on every continent but Antarctica.
Rapala scales determined the weight of 124 IGFA world-record catches in 2016, including a 52lb 9oz tope shark landed on 6lb test line.
Nine new world-record fish were caught in 2016 on Rapala’s Sufix fishing line, including a 188lb 3oz tarpon in the junior-angler category. Its Storm baits also yielded a new IGFA world-record catch.