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Arius gigas

Giant Sea Catfish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

category: other methods record
weight: -
length: -
locality: -
year: 20??
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record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: Frank Teigler

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Gambia / capital: Banjul / 11,295 sq km

Gambia

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 5,00 kg 11 lb 0 oz unknown Gambia 1992
other methods + 50,00 kg + 110 lb Niger River system, Volta River system Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel ~ 80 cm ~ 32 inches
other methods + 165 cm + 65 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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