Bunny Clark

IGFA World & Maine State Records

Edited June 27, 2008



IGFA World Records & Maine State Records Since 1983


Erik Callahan shown left with his 4.51 pound whiting or silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis) caught on August 8, 1995 while using a Bunny Clark specially designed boat rod (pictured left), a Penn 113H reel and a hook and sinker with a piece of Maine shrimp for bait. The whiting is one of the groundfish that appears to be coming back in greater numbers thanks to recent commercial fisheries regulations. This whiting is the second most recent International Game Fish Association (IGFA) "All Tackle" world record caught on the Bunny Clark. The picture on the right is a shot of eleven year old Allyson Fuehrer (ME) holding her Female Junior Angler Maine State white hake (Urophysis tenuis). This fish weighed 30 pounds 10.2 ounces and was caught during a full day trip on August 31, 2004. Her's is the most recent Maine state record caught on the Bunny Clark to date.

Bunny Clark IGFA World Record List

Note: All Tackle category designations are shown in red.

DATE

SPECIES

CATEGORY

WEIGHT

ANGLER (STATE)

STATUS

06-18-84

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Women’s 50 Pound Test

75 lbs. 4 oz.

Marjory Kerr (VT)

Current

10-18-84

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Men’s 8 Pound Test

34 lbs. 4 oz.

Tim Tower (ME)

Defeated

10-18-84

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Men’s 4 Pound Test

36 lbs. 12 oz

Bradford Perkins (ME)

Current

09-07-85

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Women’s 50 Pound Test

33 lbs. 0 oz.

Clare Fisher (MA)

Defeated

09-08-85

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Women’s 50 Pound Test

35 lbs. 12 oz.

Joan Staccone (PA)

Defeated

11-10-85

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Women’s 12 Pound Test

29 lbs. 12 oz.

Meg Tower (ME)

Current

11-10-85

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Women’s 16 Pound Test

37 lbs. 6 oz.

Madelyn Maguire (ME)

Current

07-24-86

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Women’s 50 Pound Test

37 lbs. 8 oz

Gail McLaughlin (MA)

Defeated

08-14-86

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Women’s 50 Pound Test

38 lbs. 0 oz

Dawn Hersom (NH)

Defeated

10-26-86

White Hake (Urophysis tenuis)

All Tackle

46 lbs. 4 oz.

John Audet (ME)

Current

07-04-87

Cusk (Brosme brosme)

All Tackle**

26 lbs. 10 oz.

Ross French (NY)

Defeated

07-02-88

Cusk (Brosme brosme)

All Tackle

30 lbs. 1 oz.

Neil Morrill (VT)

Defeated

05-24-88

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

All Tackle

9 lbs. 15 oz.

Jim Donohue (MA)

Defeated

09-28-88

Goosefish or Monkfish (Lophius americanus)

All Tackle

37 lbs. 11 oz.

Walter Momaney, Sr. (VT)

Defeated

06-22-89

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Men’s 80 Pound Test

77 lbs. 0 oz.

Dave LaRue (NH)

Current

06-28-89

Winter Flounder* (Pleuronectes americanus)

All Tackle

4 lbs. 3 oz.

Lisa Boughner (PA)

Defeated

06-07-90

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Men’s 16 Pound Test

55 lbs. 3 oz.

Donald F.X. Angerman (MA)

Defeated

09-14-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Men’s 8 Pound Test

35 lbs. 10 oz.

Donald F. X. Angerman (MA)

Defeated

09-23-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Men’s 20 Pound Test

39 lbs. 0 oz.

Lester Paul (ME)

Defeated

09-23-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Women’s 30 Pound Test

37 lbs. 10 oz.

Linda Paul (ME)

Current

09-25-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Men’s 8 Pound Test

38 lbs. 0 oz.

Donald F. X. Angerman (MA)

Current

10-18-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Men’s 20 Pound Test

43 lbs. 6 oz.

Robert H. Withee (MA)

Current

10-24-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

All Tackle

46 lbs. 10.9 oz.

Linda Paul (ME)

Defeated

10-24-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Women’s 50 Pound Test

46 lbs. 10.9 oz.

Linda Paul (ME)

Current

06-18-91

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Men’s 8 Pound Test

41 lbs. 0 oz.

Donald F. X. Angerman (MA)

Defeated

06-19-91

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Men’s 8 Pound Test

60 lbs. 12 oz.

Donald F. X. Angerman (MA)

Current

07-09-91

Goosefish or Monkfish (Lophius americanus)

All Tackle

49 lbs. 12 oz.

Nancy Lee Regimbald (VT)

Current

09-12-91

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

All Tackle

11 lbs. 11 oz.

James Mailea (MA)

Defeated

06-23-92

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Men’s 16 Pound Test

63 lbs. 14 oz.

James Mailea (MA)

Current

08-08-95

Whiting or Silver Hake (Merluccius bilinearis)

All Tackle

4 lbs. 8 oz.

Erik Callahan (MA)

Current

08-24-95

Torpedo Ray (Torpedo nobiliana)

All Tackle

35 lbs. 5 oz.

Don Carignan (NH)

Current

05-11-04

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

All Tackle

15 lbs. 9.8 oz.

Jared Keniston (ME)

Pending

Status as of June 27, 2008
Key:
* The winter flounder is also called a blackback flounder.
** Largest fish caught overall regardless of line class.





Bunny Clark IGFA Junior Angler World Records

Note: On January 1, 1997, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) launched a new world record category for young anglers called the Junior Anglers Record Program. The Program itself is divided into two categories by age with a male and female division in each category. The "Small Fry" division is dedicated to anglers through the age of 10 years old while the "Junior Angler" division is dedicated to anglers from age 11 through 16 years of age. Records under this program will be maintained by the IGFA and will be listed in their annual "World Record Game Fishes" publication. Note: Dawn Hersom's name appears below with the status of "DSQ" (disqualified). I left her name in there as she held the women's 50 pound test record with this same pollock from August 1986 until October 1990. She was 15 years old when she caught her world record. When the IGFA Junior Angler world record program was instituted in 1997, we submitted her confirmed application again as she met the age requirement. The application was denied as the feat happened before the Junior Angler program was initiated. To those who work at Bunny Clark, Corp., myself included, Dawn still qualifies, although not officially so we like to keep her name in. - Tim Tower

DATE

SPECIES

CATEGORY

WEIGHT

ANGLER

ANGLER’S AGE

STATUS

08-11-97

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Boy’s Junior

34 lbs. 0 oz.

Andrew Tuttle (GA)

16 years old

Current

11-12-97

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Boy’s Junior

21 lbs. 0 oz.

Aaron LaBrecque (MA)

13 years old

Defeated

05-26-03

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Boy’s Junior

43 lbs. 0 oz.

Scott Mrazik (ME)

14 years old

Defeated

06-05-03

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Boy’s Junior

46 lbs. 1.9 oz.

Willy Goldsmith (MA)

15 years old

Current

7-9-00

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Girl’s Junior

26 lbs. 8 oz.

Rebecca Ranta (NH)

13 years old

Current

8-14-86

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Girl’s Junior

38 lbs. 0 oz.

Dawn Hersom (NH)

15 years old

DSQ

08-13-01

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Boy’s Small Fry

41 lbs.

Collin Francis Morgan (CT)

7 years old

Current

11-29-02

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Girl’s Small Fry

12 lbs. 12 oz.

Halley A. H. Tower (ME)

9 years old

Current

11-29-02

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Boy’s Small Fry

17 lbs. 3 oz.

William R. Tower, IV or Micah (ME)

8 years old

Current



Note: The IGFA only recognizes 50 species of saltwater game fish for the Junior Anglers Record Program. Of those, only 8 species (flounder, halibut, cod, pollock, tuna, shark, bluefish and striped bass) are found in New England/Bunny Clark waters. At this time, the haddock, hake, goosefish, etc. are not accepted by the IGFA for Junior Angler recognition.

Status as of June 27, 2008




Bunny Clark Maine State Angling All-Tackle Records List


DATE

SPECIES

CATEGORY

WEIGHT

ANGLER (STATE)

STATUS

11-09-85

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Rod & Reel

40 lbs. 0 oz.

William Henry Kelly Maguire, Jr. (ME)

Defeated

10-26-86

White Hake (Urophysis tenuis)

Rod & Reel

46 lbs. 4 oz.

John Audet (ME)

Current

07-02-88

Cusk (Brosme brosme)

Rod & Reel

30 lbs. 1 oz.

Neil Morrill (VT)

Defeated

05-24-88

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Rod & Reel

9 lbs. 15 oz.

Jim Donohue (MA)

Defeated

09-28-88

Goosefish or monkfish (Lophius americanus)

Rod & Reel

37 lbs. 11 oz.

Walter Momaney, Sr. (VT)

Defeated

06-22-89

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Rod & Reel

77 lbs. 0 oz.

Dave LaRue (NH)

Defeated

06-28-89

Winter Flounder (Pleuronectes americanus)

Rod & Reel

4 lbs. 3 oz.

Lisa Boughner (PA)

Current

08-21-90

Wolffish or Ocean Catfish (Anarhichus lupus)

Rod & Reel

30 lbs. 0 oz.

Gunther Schulz (Germany)

Current

09-23-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Rod & Reel

41 lbs. 7 oz.

Mike Hartigan (MA)

Defeated

10-18-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Rod & Reel

43 lbs. 6 oz.

Robert H.Withee (MA)

Defeated

10-24-90

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Rod & Reel

46 lbs. 10.9 oz.

Linda Paul (ME)

Current

07-09-91

Goosefish or Monkfish (Lophius americanus)

Rod & Reel

49 lbs. 12 oz.

Nancy Lee Regimbald (VT)

Current

09-12-91

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Rod & Reel

11 lbs. 11 oz.

James Mailea (MA)

Defeated

09-08-92

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Rod & Reel

80 lbs. 7 oz.

Neil Downey (MA)

Current

05-20-93

Porbeagle Shark* (Lamna nasus)

Rod & Reel

82 lbs. 5 oz.

Donald F. X. Angerman (MA)

Defeated

08-08-95

Whiting or Silver Hake (Merluccius bilinearis)

Rod & Reel

4 lbs. 8 oz.

Erik Callahan (MA)

Current

08-24-95

Torpedo Ray (Torpedo nobiliana)

Rod & Reel

35 lbs. 5 oz.

Don Carignan (NH)

Current

10-11-02

Cusk (Brosme brosme)

Rod & Reel

33 lbs. 6.7 oz.

Kenton R. Geer (ME)

Current

05-11-04

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Rod & Reel

15 lbs. 9.8 oz.

Jared Keniston (ME)

Current

Key:
* This is a species of shark in the same family as the mako, also called mackerel shark.
Note: Current State records are highlighted in red.

Status as of June 27, 2008

Bunny Clark Saltwater Maine State Junior Angler Records

Note: On January 1, 2000, the state of Maine launched the Junior Angler State Records Program. This program (separated into boy and girl categories) recognizes young anglers of sixteen years or younger who have landed the largest fish in the state of Maine. Virtually all saltwater species are accepted. Although adopted with a set of rules, it wasn't until January of 2003 that the regulations in this program were finalized. Of most interest were four items. First, in order to submit an application for acceptance, the fish has to be weighed on land on a certified and registered scale as all regular state records have to be. The fish can't be weighed on the boat as it can for an IGFA Junior Angler world record. Second, there is no time limit on a claim. For instance, if you can prove that your fifteen year old son landed a state record fish in 1952, it can become a state record. Third, a Junior Angler state record fish will be accepted if the fish is caught tangled in other lines as long as the tangled situation doesn't aid in the catching or landing of the fish. The IGFA will disqualify you for tangles with a world record claim. Fourth, you can lay the rod on the rail for support in landing a state record fish as long as you hook, fight and bring the fish to gaff without anyone (helping) touching the rod or equipment. The IGFA will disqualify you for laying the rod on the rail with a world record claim. Below is a table listing the status of our Bunny Clark Junior Angler Maine State record holders.

DATE

SPECIES

CATEGORY

WEIGHT

ANGLER

ANGLER’S AGE

STATUS

08-11-97

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Boy’s Junior

34 lbs. 0 oz.

Andrew Tuttle (GA)

16 years old

Current

7-9-00

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Girl’s Junior

26 lbs. 8 oz.

Rebecca Ranta (NH)

13 years old

Current

8-14-86

Pollock (Pollachius virens)

Girl’s Junior

38 lbs. 0 oz.

Dawn Hersom (NH)

15 years old

Current

08-13-01

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Boy’s Junior

41 lbs.

Collin Francis Morgan (CT)

7 years old

Defeated

05-26-03

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Boy’s Junior

43 lbs.

Scott Mrazik (ME)

14 years old

Defeated

06-05-03

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Boy’s Junior

46 lbs. 1.9 oz.

Willy Goldsmith (MA)

15 years old

Current

06-3-04

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Girl’s Junior

5 lbs. 11.6 oz.

Allyson Fuehrer (ME)

11 years old

Current

08-31-04

White Hake (Urophysis tenuis)

Girl’s Junior

30 lbs. 10.2 oz.

Allyson Fuehrer (ME)

11 years old

Current

08-19-04

White Hake (Urophysis tenuis)

Boy’s Junior

26 lbs. 13.7 oz.

Ryan Keniston (ME)

10 years old

Defeated

07-04-07

White Hake (Urophysis tenuis)

Boy’s Junior

35.2 lbs. .

Alec Levine (ME)

13 years old

Current

06-26-08

White Hake (Urophysis tenuis)

Boy’s Junior

40 lbs. 6.6 ounces

Reece Dinofsky (FL)

12 years old

Pending



Status as of June 27, 2008





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