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Alabama Woman Holds 12 IGFA World-Line-Class Records, Shooting for 100

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December 17, 2012

Alabama Woman Holds 12 IGFA World-Line-Class Records, Shooting for 100

By Chad Love

An Alabama woman who holds twelve, yes, twelve, IGFA world line-class records thinks that isn't quite enough, so she's shooting for an even 100.

From this story on Alabama's
If you ask people who live on the Gulf Coast to name their passions, you'll most likely hear fishing. But for Sjon Harless, fishing is a bit more than a hobby. After all, she's one of the world's best at reeling in the big catch. "They're 12 International Game Fish Association world records, which means that each one is a different line class," she said. Harless' dozen world records are proudly displayed on a wall in her home. "All of these have to be approved. I have to have witnesses, and like five pages of paperwork," Harless added. "They are mullet, snappers, barracudas, jacks, rooster fish."

Apparently it runs in the family, as Sjon's husband and daughter also hold world records of their own. Sjon, whose fishing skills will be highlighted by inclusion in an upcoming National Geographic "Critter Cam" special, says her goal is to set 100 IGFA records.

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