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From the IGFA: While fishing off Soroya, Norway on March 13th with guide Johann Mikkelsen, angler Marica Eriksson potentially broke the women’s 37 kg (80 lb) line class world record for Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) with this massive 38 kg (83 lb 11 oz) specimen. Eriksson battled the huge cod for several minutes after it crushed the jig she was fishing. If approved, the catch will not only replace the current record of 37.08 kg (81 lb 12 oz), but it will also be the third heaviest on record with the IGFA.

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From IGFA.org weekly section : This edition of IGFA Hot Catches features potential records exotic species from all corners of the globe. Catches include a massive Atlantic cod from Norway, a giant snakehead from Malaysia, and a speckled peacock bass from Colombia.

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