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Anguilla rostrata

American Eel

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 4,20 kg ( 9 lb 4 oz )
length: 117 cm ( 46 inches )
locality: Atlantic coast, Cape May , USA
year: 1995
212_American Eel_Anguilla rostrata.jpg
record caught by: Jeff Pennick , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
USA / capital: Washington / 9,826,675 sq km

USA

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 4,62 kg 10 lb 3 oz Shetucket River USA 1993
other methods 7,50 kg 16 lb 9 oz Nova Scotia Canada unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel ~ 120 cm ~ 47 inches
other methods 152 cm 60 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 43 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