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Acipenser ruthenus

Sterlet

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 7,85 kg ( 17 lb 5 oz )
length: 103 cm ( 41 inches )
locality: Danube River , Hungary
year: 2002
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record caught by: Gábor Burián-Kozma , courtesy of: Gábor Burián-Kozma

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Austria / capital: Vienna / 83,871 sq km

Austria

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 8,00 kg 17 lb 10 oz Feistritzer Reservoir Austria 2002
other methods 16,00 kg 35 lb 4 oz tributaries of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea Russia unknown
rod & reel? ~ 11,00 kg ~ 24 lb Derdap Reservoir Serbia 19??
questionable 17,20 kg 37 lb 15 oz Kama River Russia 1922
questionable = 17,20 kg = 37 lb 15 oz Volga Delta Russia 18??

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 107 cm 42 inches
other methods 125 cm 49 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 70 years
explanation:
rod & reel:
sport fishing record with rod & reel
other methods:
records by other methods (net, hand line, spear, bow fishing etc.)
rod & reel?:
unclear if the fish was caught with rod & reel
questionable:
records based on anecdotal reports, verification not possible
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