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Atractosteus tropicus

Tropical Gar

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 14,76 kg ( 32 lb 9 oz )
length: 130 cm ( 51 inches )
locality: Rio Frio , Costa Rica
year: 2014
2612_Tropical Gar_Atractosteus tropicus.jpg
record caught by: Jose Pereira Perez , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Costa Rica / capital: San José / 51,100 sq km

Costa Rica

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel * 14,76 kg 32 lb 9 oz Rio Frio Costa Rica 2014

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 130 cm 51 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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verified by the IGFA