Florida Lionfish State Records

FWC has organized a state records program for invasive lionfish. Record holders will be recognized here on the website. See our list below for current records.

Please read through the rules and requirements thoroughly prior to submitting an application. Complete, sign and submit your application by emailing Lionfish@MyFWC.com.

Divisions:

Spearing | Hook and Line | Junior

Lionfish State Record Application Adobe PDF

Spearing Division

 

Atlantic - Heaviest

Timothy Blasko

Tennessee Reef, Monroe County

August 6, 2018

1,408.4 g (3.10 lbs)

Blasko Atlantic Weight

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Atlantic - Longest

Captain Jimmy Nelson

Islamorada

May 21, 2015

477 mm (18.78 in)

Nelson record

 

Nelson Record

 

Gulf - Heaviest 

David Forrester

Pensacola

April 6, 2018

1,533.142 g (3.38 lbs)

 DavidForresterHeaviestGulf

 

 

Gulf - Longest

Josh Falkner

Pensacola

December 15, 2016

459 mm (18.07 in)

 

Josh Falkner Gulf Long Record

 

Hook and Line Division

 
 Gulf - Longest and Heaviest

Darren Parker 

Lynn Haven

May 15, 2016

414 mm (16.29 in)

1040 g (2.30 lbs)

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 Darren Parker Hook Line State Record Lionfish

 

Junior Division (under 16 years of age)

 

Gulf - Longest and Heaviest

Christopher Encarde

Fort Walton Beach

September 25, 2016

398mm (15.67 in)

886 g (1.95 lbs)

 lionfish length measurement

 Encarde lionfish display

 

 

 

 



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