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Anguilla anguilla

European Eel

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 5,38 kg ( 11 lb 14 oz )
length: 123 cm ( 48 inches )
locality: Lake Steinhude , Germany
year: 1960
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record caught by: Horst Weinreich , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Czech Republic / capital: Prague / 78,867 sq km

Czech Republic

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 7,00 kg 15 lb 7 oz Orlik Reservoir Czech Republic 1987
other methods 8,25 kg 18 lb 3 oz Cuckmere River United Kingdom 192?
questionable 14,00 kg 30 lb 14 oz unknown Europe unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 144 cm 57 inches
other methods 152 cm 60 inches
questionable 200 cm 79 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 88 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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verified by the IGFA