Hart was fishing Texas’ famed Trinity River with local guide Bubba Bedre on May 6th when he bested the 37.73 kg (83 lb 3 oz) alligator gar on fly tackle, after a tough 30 minute fight.

 

The fish ate a dark, baitfish pattern fly and was released alive after being properly documented from the shore.

 

If approved, the catch will become the new men’s International Game Fish Association’s 8 kg (16 lb) tippet class world record, which currently stands at 28.35 kg (62 lb 8 oz).
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