An angler who calls himself the “Marathon Man” just put up an impressive number of fish caught in a 24-hour period with 2,645. I have had son pretty good days fishing, but I would have to string quite a few together to catch that many fish.
According to Fox News, Jeff Kolodzinski knows as the Marathon Man started fishing at 9 am in near Peoria, Ill. and by the next morning, he had caught 2,645 fish.
The entire fishing marathon was done for charity with money going to benefit the nonprofit Fishing For Life’s NextGen program, which provides outdoor programs and mentorship for children of military families. So far he has raised $15,000 out of his $20,000 goal. (If you would like to donate to this good cause click HERE)
“My true passion has always been to introduce people – especially families – to the sport of fishing,” Kolodzinski said in a statement of his epic quest. “Partnering with Fishing For Life and Sankoty Lakes Resort and Retreat is my way of giving back to the sport that’s given me so much while bringing awareness to a program that supports our military heroes and their families.”
“Along the way, I think we can show people how great the sport of fishing really is — how it promotes nature, healthy relationships, mental health, camaraderie, and fun,” he added.
Last year, Kolodzinski set the Guinness World Record for most fish caught in a day when he hooked 2,172 fish in 24 hours.
As of right now the 2,645 he caught this year is an unofficial record but he plans to submit proof to Guinness to make it official.
Awesome job Jeff, congradulationd on the record and for raising money for a great cause.
Has anyone else ever tried a 24-hour fishing competition? Might be something to try with a few buddies.