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Clarias gariepinus

Sharptooth Catfish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 42,18 kg ( 93 lb 0 oz )
length: 190 cm ( 75 inches )
locality: Orange River , South Africa
year: 2003
1785_SAFBAF_Sharptooth Catfish_Clarias gariepinus.jpg
record caught by: W. Hennie Moller , courtesy of: SAFBAF

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
South Africa / capital: Pretoria / 1,219,090 sq km

South Africa

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 42,50 kg 93 lb 11 oz Orange River South Africa 2000
rod & reel = 42,18 kg = 93 lb 0 oz Orange River South Africa 2003
other methods 59,00 kg 130 lb 1 oz unknown Africa unknown
questionable 90,00 kg 198 lb 7 oz Congo River DR Congo unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 190 cm 75 inches
other methods ~ 200 cm ~ 79 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 32 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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