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Brachyplatystoma filamentosum

Piraiba , Kumakuma

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 155,00 kg ( 341 lb 11 oz )
length: ~ 230 cm ( ~ 91 inches )
locality: Rio Solimoes , Brazil
year: 2009
1619_Piraiba_Brachyplatystoma filamentosum.jpg
record caught by: Jorge Masullo de Aguiar , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Brazil / capital: Brasília / 8,514,877 sq km

Brazil

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel * 155,00 kg 341 lb 11 oz Rio Solimoes Brazil 2009
other methods + 200,00 kg + 441 lb Amazon River system , Orinoco River system Brazil , Venezuela unknown
questionable 600,00 kg 1322 lb 12 oz Amazon River system Brazil unknown
questionable 317,00 kg 698 lb 14 oz Amazon River system , Orinoco River system Brazil , Venezuela unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 237 cm 93 inches
other methods ~ 270 cm ~ 106 inches
questionable 366 cm 144 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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