Weight Required to Defeat or Tie an Existing Record.
- To replace a record for a fish weighing less than 11 kg, the replacement weight must weigh at least 50g more than the existing record.
- To replace a record for a fish weighing 11kg or more, the replacement must weigh at least one half of one percent more than the existing record. Examples: At 10kg the additional weight required would be 50g. At 50kg the additional weight required would be 250g.
- Any catch which matches the weight of an existing record or exceeds the weight by less than the amount required to defeat the record will be considered a tie. In the case of a tie claim involving more than two catches, weight must be compared with the original record (first fish to be caught). Nothing weighing less than the original record will be considered.
- Estimated weights will not be accepted (refer to Weighing Of Fish). Fractions of grams will not be considered.
For gamefish to be eligible for a vacant GFAA Record they must be at least equal in weight to the line or tippet class in which the record is claimed. For sharks and rays to be eligible for a vacant GFAA Record they must be at least twice the weight of the line or tippet class in which the record is claimed.