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World-record largemouth decision: Out tomorrow

The decision by the International Game Fish Association on the possible world-record tying largemouth bass, caught in Japan on July 2, will come at 12;30 p.m. Friday and be televised live.

Here’s the press release:

Editor: the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will be holding a news conference on Friday, January 8th at 1:30 p.m. ET to announce its decision on a potential All-Tackle world record of a 22 lb 4 oz largemouth bass caught this past summer in Japan.

The announcement comes six months after it was caught July 2, 2009, by Manabu Kurita of Aichi, Japan, and nearly four months since the documentation was received at the IGFA’s world headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla. USA. What followed was extensive research and information gathering by the IGFA and its sister organization the Japan Game Fish Association (JGFA).

The announcement will be televised live on

For more on this significant announcement please go to the IGFA web site at: