Caroline May Evans was fishing on a Wyoming alpine lake when a hefty California Golden Trout took her lure and potentially netted her a chance at an IGFA “Smallfry” World Record.
Caroline May Evans, Age 4, recently submitted an application for this 0.92-kg (2-pound) golden trout to potentially set the IGFA Female Smallfry Record for the species. Caroline was fishing in Wyoming. After a quick fight and weighing, she was able to safely release the fish 👍🏼. pic.twitter.com/sIL4xfzcHU
— IGFA (@TheIGFA) August 21, 2021
IGFA’s Small Fry category is set up for boys and girls age 10 or younger. They must abide by all IGFA international angling rules “with the exception that fish do not have to be weighed on land.”
For the sake of comparison, the IGFA’s overall world record for golden trout stands at 11 pounds. That fish was caught by Chas Reed at Cooks Lake, Wyoming, in 1948.