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Atractosteus spatula

Alligator Gar

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: other methods
weight: 165,56 kg ( 365 lb 0 oz )
length: 289 cm ( 114 inches )
locality: Livingston Reservoir , USA
year: 1991
2591_Kirk Kirkland_Alligator Gar_Atractosteus spatula.jpg
record caught by: Kirk Kirkland , courtesy of: Kirk Kirkland

"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 * 126,55 kg 279 lb 0 oz Rio Grande USA 1951
other methods 165,56 kg 365 lb 0 oz Livingston Reservoir USA 1991
questionable 300,00 kg 661 lb 6 oz tributaries of the Gulf of Mexico Mexico , USA unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 249 cm 98 inches
other methods 305 cm 120 inches
questionable 610 cm 240 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 75 years
not verified 125 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