cod, atlantic
(Gadus morhua)


Linnaeus, 1758; GADIDAE FAMILY; also called codfish, codling Occurs in subarctic and cool temperate waters of the North Atlantic from Greenland to North Carolina, including the Hudson Strait, and from Novaya Zemlya, in the former U.S.S.R., to the northern reaches of the Bay of Biscay, including the Baltic and North seas and Iceland. The cod can be found in depths of up to 200 fathoms and prefers rough bottoms composed of sand and rock or of shells. It is migratory though the extent of its migration varies among stocks. The cod can be distinguished from other members of its family by the...Read More

All-Tackle World Records

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle47.02 kg (103 lb 10 oz)Sørøya, Norway28-Apr-2013Michael EiseleRecord DetailsHistory Details

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line ClassMin. Req'd WeightWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-01 kg (2 lb)11.7 kg (25 lb 12 oz)Helsingborg, Sweden21-Aug-1986H. NyholmRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-02 kg (4 lb)15.35 kg (33 lb 13 oz)Helsingborg, Sweden20-Aug-1986Peter MadholmRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-03 kg (6 lb)14.75 kg (32 lb 8 oz), Denmark12-Feb-1982Gorm SiigerRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-04 kg (8 lb)27.57 kg (60 lb 12 oz)Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA19-Jun-1991Donald AngermanRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-06 kg (12 lb)25.62 kg (56 lb 8 oz)Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, USA22-May-1988Robert WitheeRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-08 kg (16 lb)28.97 kg (63 lb 14 oz)Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA23-Jun-1992Jim MaileaRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-10 kg (20 lb)44.79 kg (98 lb 12 oz)Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire, USA08-Jun-1969Alphonse BielevichRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-15 kg (30 lb)36.74 kg (81 lb 0 oz)Brielle, New Jersey, USA15-Mar-1967Joseph CheslaRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-24 kg (50 lb)47.03 kg (103 lb 10 oz)Sørøya, Norway28-Apr-2013Michael EiseleRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-37 kg (80 lb)37 kg (81 lb 10 oz)34.92 kg (77 lb 0 oz)*Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA22-Jun-1989Dave LaRueRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-01 kg (2 lb)7.82 kg (17 lb 4 oz)Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA20-Nov-1983Lillian LaBrieRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-02 kg (4 lb)9.41 kg (20 lb 12 oz)Middlebank, Massachusetts, USA12-Apr-1986Lillian LaBrieRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-03 kg (6 lb)9.5 kg (20 lb 15 oz)Sudavik, Iceland16-Jul-2016Elsi HoffmannRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-04 kg (8 lb)8.39 kg (18 lb 8 oz)Middlebank, Massachusetts, USA29-May-1988Lillian LaBrieRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-06 kg (12 lb)17.5 kg (38 lb 9 oz)Sudavik, Iceland20-Jun-2016Elsi HoffmannRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-08 kg (16 lb)23.95 kg (52 lb 13 oz)Nauset, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA10-Sep-1988Ms. Lori MurphyRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-10 kg (20 lb)32.43 kg (71 lb 8 oz)Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA02-Aug-1964Muriel BettsRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-15 kg (30 lb)28.63 kg (63 lb 2 oz)Georges Bank, New York, USA12-Jun-1985Ms. Ann HouseknechtRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-24 kg (50 lb)34.13 kg (75 lb 4 oz)Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA18-Jun-1984Ms. Marjory KerrRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-37 kg (80 lb)37.08 kg (81 lb 12 oz)Middlebank, Massachusetts, USA24-Sep-1970Sophie KarwaRecord DetailsHistory Details

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line ClassMin. Req'd WeightWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)1.25 kg (2 lb 12 oz)Great Belt, Denmark22-Apr-1984Gorm SiigerRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)1.23 kg (2 lb 11 oz)Terrak, Norway04-Aug-1984Hans WenzelRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)2.66 kg (5 lb 14 oz)Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada22-Jun-1973Louis TruppiRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)8.35 kg (18 lb 6 oz)Vikaer Beach, Jylland, Denmark15-Feb-1983John AnkerRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)4.02 kg (8 lb 14 oz)Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada22-Jun-1973Louis TruppiRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)4 kg (8 lb 14 oz)1.73 kg (3 lb 13 oz)*Scituate, Massachusetts, USA11-May-2013Jan Forszpaniak, M.D.Record DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)5 kg (11 lb 1 oz)1.7 kg (3 lb 12 oz)*Scituate, Massachusetts, USA11-May-2013Jan Forszpaniak, M.D.Record DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)0.5 kg (1 lb 2 oz)VacantVacant VacantRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)1 kg (2 lb 4 oz)VacantVacant VacantRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz)VacantVacant VacantRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)2 kg (4 lb 7 oz)VacantVacant VacantRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)3 kg (6 lb 10 oz)VacantVacant VacantRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)4 kg (8 lb 14 oz)VacantVacant VacantRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)5 kg (11 lb 1 oz)VacantVacant VacantRecord DetailsHistory Details

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line ClassMin. Req'd WeightWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
F-Junior 12.02 kg (26 lb 8 oz)Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA09-Jul-2000Ms. Rebecca RantaRecord DetailsHistory Details
F-Smallfry 10.06 kg (22 lb 2 oz)Kraakvaag Fjord, Norway22-Jul-1998Ms. Sandra MarquardRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-Junior 20.91 kg (46 lb 1 oz)Ogunquit, Maine, USA05-Jun-2003Willy GoldsmithRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-Smallfry 18.59 kg (41 lb 0 oz)Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, USA13-Aug-2001Collin MorganRecord DetailsHistory Details

* Indicates world records that were granted before the IGFA established minimum ratio requirements.