If James Schmid wanted to gloat about his newfound status as a world-record salmon angler — he‘s too late.
After all, he holds the record he just broke.
The beastly Chinook salmon he caught in an Argentine river this weekend will likely set a new All-Tackle Length record, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) announced on Twitter on Wednesday.
After measuring the fish at 113 cm, Schmid released it back into the Caterina River, which runs through the Patagonian mountains of Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park. The record is still pending a complete review.
Either way, Schmid’s reputation for hauling in lunkers is proven. He has set 25 angling world records since 2011, including the one he (likely) just broke. Schmid established it in January, when he reeled in a 105cm salmon from the same river, according to IGFA records.