World record-setting fish caught in the Winds

(Wind River Range, WY) – It’s official, 4-year-old Caroline May Evans set a new world record in the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Female Smallfry category for her 2 lb golden trout caught in the Winds on July 8th, 2021.

A second golden trout catch in the Winds by Huan Zhou on the same day also set a new IGFA world record in the Women’s Conventional Tackle category. Her trout weighed in at 1 lb 13 oz.

IGFA shared a little blurb about Caroline and her catch:


“Caroline May Evans, age four, was fishing in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, US, with her family when she landed this 0.92-kilogram (2-pound) golden trout to set the IGFA Female Smallfry Record. Caroline caught this beautiful trout on a worm while fishing the mouth of a creek entering a lake. With the guidance of her father, she was able to successfully land this amazing fish. After a few photos and the weighing, she safely released the fish back into the pristine mountain lake. Congratulations to Caroline and her family for a spectacular catch-and-release and an unforgettable day.”

The exact location in the Winds was not disclosed. Check out the full list of recent world record-setting catches here. Learn more about IGFA here.


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