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Anguilla bengalensis

Indian Mottled Eel

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: other methods
weight: ~ 20,00 kg ( ~ 44 lb )
length: 175 cm ( 69 inches )
locality: Surma River , Bangladesh
year: 2013
3142_Mostafa A. R. Hossain_Indian Mottled Eel_Anguilla bengalensis.jpg
record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: Mostafa A. R. Hossain

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
India / capital: New Delhi / 3,287,263 sq km

India

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 7,00 kg 15 lb 7 oz river in the Himalayas India 2014
other methods + 25,00 kg + 55 lb river in the Himalayas Nepal unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 134 cm 53 inches
other methods 200 cm 79 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
no documented record
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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