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Anguilla labiata

African Mottled Eel

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: ~ 10,00 kg ( ~ 22 lb )
length: 160 cm ( 63 inches )
locality: Zambezi River , Zambia
year: 2009
187_African Mottled Eel_Anguilla bengalensis.jpg
record caught by: Hugo du Plessis , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
South Africa / capital: Pretoria / 1,219,090 sq km

South Africa

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 20,64 kg 45 lb 8 oz Crocodile River South Africa 19??
other methods 23,00 kg 50 lb 11 oz Zambezi River system Mozambique unknown
questionable 34,00 kg 74 lb 15 oz Gamtoos River South Africa 200?

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel ~ 170 cm ~ 67 inches
other methods 180 cm 71 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified + 15 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