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Acipenser transmontanus

White Sturgeon

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

category: rod & reel record
weight: ~ 499,00 kg ( ~ 1100 lb )
length: 376 cm ( 148 inches )
locality: Fraser River, Canada
year: 2012
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record caught by: Michael Snell , courtesy of: Great River Fishing Adventures
category: questionable record
weight: ~ 680,50 kg ( ~ 1500 lb )
length: ~ 610 cm ( ~ 240 inches )
locality: Snake River, USA
year: 1898
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record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: -
comment: not verified, maybe the largest catch with published photo

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Canada / capital: Ottawa / 9,984,670 sq km

Canada

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel ~ 680,50 kg ~ 1500 lb Fraser River Canada 2002
other methods 831,00 kg 1832 lb 1 oz Fraser River estuary Canada 1897
questionable 910,00 kg 2006 lb 3 oz San Pablo Bay USA unknown
questionable + 907,00 kg + 2000 lb Columbia River USA 1892

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 455 cm 179 inches
other methods 610 cm 240 inches
questionable 670 cm 264 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified + 150 years
not verified 175 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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