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Boulengerochromis microlepis

Giant Cichlid

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 4,00 kg ( 8 lb 13 oz )
length: ~ 65 cm ( ~ 26 inches )
locality: Lake Tanganyika , Burundi
year: 2009
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record caught by: Fabio Costa , courtesy of: Tanganyika Sport Fishing

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Burundi / capital: Bujumbura / 27,830 sq km

Burundi

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel = 5,00 kg = 11 lb 0 oz Lake Tanganyika Burundi 2002
rod & reel 5,00 kg 11 lb 0 oz Lake Tanganyika Burundi 2002
questionable 10,00 kg 22 lb 1 oz Lake Tanganyika Burundi , DR Congo , Tanzania , Zambia unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel ~ 80 cm ~ 32 inches
other methods 80 cm 32 inches
questionable 90 cm 35 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 14 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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