19 March 2010 | 12:20 PM
IGFA Approves 51lb 5oz World Record Striped Bass
IGFA Representative Announcement
Dr. Julie Ball, IGFA Representative, Virginia Beach
IGFA World Record APPROVED!!
Male 20 pound Tippet Fly Rod Class Striped Bass 51lbs, 5oz
I am pleased to announce another approved IGFA World Record from Virginia waters!
Richie Keatley of Norfolk was approved today as the newest World Record holder from Virginia. The 51lb, 5oz striped bass he boated on the fly at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on December 17th, 2010 topped the existing 43lbs, 12oz record previously held by another Virginia resident, Harry Huelsbeck.
Richie was fly fishing in his 22-foot boat at the Bay Bridge Tunnel using a hand-tied 3/0 Clouser blue-tinted fly. After a nerve racking battle and three netting attempts, once again Virginia fishing history was made! Congratulations Richie!!