A lucky angler in North Carolina just bagged a two-for-one when he landed a new state record and new IGFA fishing world record Pomfret fish.
There wasn’t previously a state record for the Bigscale Pomfret (Taractichthys longipinnis) so by filling out the paperwork, angler Jeremiah Elliott of Greenville automatically had a new North Carolina state fishing record.
But this pomfret, which looks like an alien species soaked in oil, broke the IGFA fishing world record for Pomfret by over 6 pounds. And it is now a pending fishing world record while the IGFA application goes through the process.
The Bigscale Pomfret, usually just called ‘Pomfret’, is also known as a Long-Finned Bream. These fish live in very deep water, inhabiting depths up to 1,600 feet deep.
Anglers often catch pomfret, at least in Florida, when they’re targeting swordfish at similar depths and a pomfret steals the…