International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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(Trachinotus falcatus)

(Linnaeus, 1758); CARANGIDAE FAMILY; also called round pompano, great pompano, Indian River permit Occurs in the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts, USA to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies. The greatest concentrations are off south Florida and it is there that the biggest specimens are taken. Permit are essentially shallow water, schooling fish occurring over sandy flats and reefs in depths of from 1 to 17 fathoms. They travel in schools of ten or more fish, though occasionally they may be seen in great numbers. They tend to become more solitary with age. It...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
27.21 kg (60 lb 0 oz)Ilha do Mel, Paranagua, Brazil14-Dec-2002Renato FiedlerRecord Details