A 55lb Permit caught by 15yr old Michael Brooks of Pontra Vedra Beach, FL on board Capt. Bob Brown boat.
Angler Renato Fiedler caught the All-Tackle IGFA World Record permit (Trachinotus falcatus) , while fishing off Paranagua in Brazil. He needed 25 minutes to land the 27,21 kg - 60 lb permit Big Permit Video:
Flyfishing huge permit
Occurs in the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts, USA to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies. The greatest concentrations are off south Florida and it is there that the biggest specimens are taken. Permit are essentially shallow water, schooling fish occurring over sandy flats and reefs in depths of from 1 to 17 fathoms. They travel in schools of ten or more fish, though occasionally they may be seen in great numbers. They tend to become more solitary with age. They feed in much the same way as bonefish, rooting in the sand on shallow flats. Their diet consists primarily of mollusks, crustaceans, sea urchins, and less commonly, of smaller fish.