It’s Official: New World Record Striper

Congratulations to angler Greg Myerson on his official IGFA recognized world record striped bass of 81 pounds, 14 ounces!


From the IGFA:

Greg Myerson’s 37.1 kg (81 lb 14 oz) striped bass record was approved yesterday morning after the IGFA’s Record Committee came to a consensus on the catch and its supporting documentation. Myerson’s catch created a whirlwind of excitement in early August for striper anglers everywhere, but especially in the northeastern USA.

“After a 15 minute fight on my St. Croix rod and Quantum reel, I got the striped bass close enough to the boat for netting,” Myerson shared in the testimony accompanying his world record application. “The fish was bigger than I thought. I slipped on eel slime and banged my ribs against the gunwhale of the boat. But it didn’t matter. The monster fish was mine. At this point it was about 8 pm, I put the fish into the hold and fished the rest of the tide. As I fished, I repeatedly peered into the hold and asked myself ‘is this striper really that big?’ The following morning, I brought the striped bass to Jack’s Shoreline Bait and Tackle to be weighed. The fish measured 54 inches in length and tipped Jack’s digital scale at 81.88 pounds. It really was that big.”

The IGFA’s approval of Meyerson’s catch marks the end of Albert McReynolds’ 29-year reign as All-Tackle record holder for this prestigious saltwater species. In addition to now holding the All-Tackle record, Meyerson’s catch also landed him the new men’s 37 kg (80 lb) line class record, which previously stood at 70 lb. Congratulations to Greg Myerson on this historical record catch – and good luck to you striper fishermen aiming to best it in the future!


Check out these photos of Greg’s incredible catch, which was weighed-in for the 2011 Striper Cup, and then read an account of the hectic morning after Greg caught the new world record striped bass.



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Greg Myerson struggles to hold up the world-record striped bass.

Greg Myerson hoists the mount of his 81.88 Pound striped bass that earned him Striper of the Year and Boat Division Angler of the Year titles.

David Ittner of Yamaha (left) and John Kushnerick of Quantum (right) present the mount of the 81.88-pound Striped Bass, made by Northeast Taxidermy, to Greg Myerson. The world record striper was caught on a Quantum Reel that Myerson won at the previous year's StriperFest!

  1. Larry Ryan

    Great fish, Great mount by Northeast, Greg a first class person and the ON the Water Team does it up right. We had a great time! Thanks OTW

  2. Leighton Harrington

    Had the pleasure to meet Greg at the Striper Fest a true sportsman in the most sincere way. Couln’t have happened to a nicer guy. Congratulations Greg, on your NEW Wold record fish.

  3. Eddie Collins

    Congrat’s from Long Island ! That is something to be very proud of ! Congrat’s again !

  4. Rudy Walz

    Your article in the December New England Issue stated this fish was caught off Westport, CT. …that should have said WESTBROOK.CT.

  5. dean steppe

    Where’s your honey hole, Greg? Congratulations. I’m exited about about striper fishing again after seeing your great fish. You can fish on my boat any time.


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