There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on the earth, but there may be over 15,000 fish species that have not yet been identified.  

Oldest Fishing Record

March 15, 2018 | Categories: Fun Stuff

Oldest Fishing Record

courtesy of Keith ‘Catfish’ Sutton, WorldFishingNetwork.com

The 22-pound, 4-ounce world-record largemouth bass caught by George Perry in Georgia’s Montgomery Lake was unmatched from June 2, 1932 until Manabu Kurita caught an equally big largemouth on July 2, 2009 in Japan’s Lake Biwa. That’s a long-standing record by anyone’s measure. But one fish record has stood almost twice as long and remains unbroken—a 4-pound, 3-ounce IGFA all-tackle record yellow perch caught in New Jersey by Dr. C.C. Abbot in May 1865, 150 years ago!Manabu Kurita