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Anguilla dieffenbachii

New Zealand Longfin Eel

largest catch captured in a picture and published

category: other methods
weight: 25,63 kg ( 56 lb 8 oz )
length: ~ 170 cm ( ~ 67 inches )
locality: Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
year: 1886
180_Mark Jones_New Zealand Longfin Eel_Anguilla dieffenbachii.jpg
caught by: Maori people (specimen right), courtesy of: Mark Jones

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
New Zealand / capital: Wellington / 267,710 sq km

New Zealand

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 15,00 kg 33 lb 1 oz Selwyn River New Zealand 1981
other methods 25,63 kg 56 lb 8 oz Lake Wakatipu New Zealand 1886
questionable 59,00 kg 130 lb 1 oz Lake Wakatipu New Zealand 18??
questionable 43,00 kg 94 lb 13 oz water near Stonyhurst New Zealand 18??
questionable 32,00 kg 70 lb 9 oz Lake Wakatipu New Zealand 18??

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel ~ 150 cm ~ 59 inches
other methods 180 cm 71 inches
questionable 213 cm 84 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 106 years
explanation:
rod & reel:
sport fishing record with rod & reel
other methods:
records by other methods such as net, hand line, spear, bow fishing etc.
rod & reel?:
unclear if the fish was caught by rod & reel
questionable:
records based on anecdotal reports, verification not possible
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