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90th anniversary lure recognised in Guinness Book of Records

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A lure measuring more than 40ft long and built to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Canadian-based Thompson Lures has been accepted as the largest lure in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.

The owners of one of Canada’s premier lure fishing brands have been officially being ratified as world record holders by the Guinness Book of Records.

As reported in Angling International at the time, Jessica Dew, a fourth generation owner of the Thompson-Pallister Bait Company, and her brother, Brad Pallister, commissioned the building of the world’s largest lure to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its Len Thompson Lures brand.

Now the 40ft 5.25 inches-long structure, which takes pride of place outside of its headquarters in Lacombe, Alberta, has officially being recognised, superceding the previous record holder, which is situated in West Texas, USA, by nearly 25ft.

“The project was so special to our family, community and project partners,” said Dew.

“Although we knew the lure dimensions easily beat the old record, it took months for the application to be processed. We are very excited by the official approval.”

The record is held by Pallister and Dew and the achievement is posted on the Guinness Book of Records website.

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