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Coregonus clupeaformis

Lake Whitefish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 6,52 kg ( 14 lb 6 oz )
length: ~ 85 cm ( ~ 33 inches )
locality: Lake Huron, Georgian Bay , Canada
year: 1984
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record caught by: Dennis Laycock , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Canada / capital: Ottawa / 9,984,670 sq km

Canada

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 6,97 kg 15 lb 6 oz Clear Lake Canada 1983
other methods 11,79 kg 26 lb 0 oz Manitoba Canada 1923
questionable 19,05 kg 42 lb 0 oz Lake Superior Canada 1918

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel ~ 90 cm ~ 35 inches
other methods 100 cm 39 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 28 years
not verified 50 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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