While fishing in waters surrounding Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean on November 5, a Singaporean angler hooked a yellowmargin trigger fish that could land him in the International Game Fishing Association’s (IGFA) record books.

According to the IGFA website, Pang Kim Lock was fly fishing along flats when he caught the 5.61kg fish which took him about 20 minutes to subdue.

By successfully landing the fish, Kim Lock set the potential new All-Tackle record for yellowmargin triggerfish (Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus).

The current IGFA record for that species is 2.75kg.

Christmas Island is best known for its abundance of bonefish which are readily hooked up due to its year-round stable weather.

Anglers who enjoy using light tackle have flocked to the destination apart from fly fishermen, who have made the island their second home.


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