World Record Wahoo

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Bluewater editor Tim Simpson has filed a record claim for a new IGA World Record wahoo on 4kg tackle after 4 years of pursuit. And it’s a beauty – a whopping 31.6kg (69.66lb). Congratulations Tim! Once ratified by the IGFA it will smash the old 4kg world record of 25.71kg, which was caught off Bermuda a decade ago.Tim was fishing once again aboard Bite Me from Matava Resort in Fiji with Capt Adrian Watt and well-known US angler, photographer and Bluewater contributor Bill Boyce. The area is renowned for monster gamefish and so to fish it with 4kg tackle is just the type of challenge these two gents seek out. Having also dealt with some seriously bad weather on previous trips, it was a relief to enjoy some calm weather for a change.Tim’s record fish was landed after more than an hours battle and came as part of the second triple strike of the day – the first all all sliced off by fish crossing lines, or through lines being bitten off by other wahoo in the pack. Look out for the full details and plus all the secrets of how Tim achieved it in the next issue of BlueWater 75 on sale in early September.