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Heterobranchus longifilis

Vundu , Sampa

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: + 45,50 kg ( + 100 lb )
length: ~ 180 cm ( ~ 71 inches )
locality: Ruhudji River , Tanzania
year: 2014
1797_Tourette Fishing_Vundu_Heterobranchus longifilis.jpg
record caught by: Thomas Andrews , courtesy of: Tourette Fishing

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Zimbabwe / capital: Harare / 390,757 sq km

Zimbabwe

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 50,00 kg 110 lb 4 oz Zambezi River Zimbabwe 1981
other methods 55,00 kg 121 lb 4 oz unknown Africa unknown
questionable 150,00 kg 330 lb 11 oz Lake Nasser Egypt 19??
questionable ~ 113,50 kg ~ 250 lb Zambezi River Zambia 196?
questionable 70,00 kg 154 lb 5 oz lake Zimbabwe unknown

RECORD LENGTH

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

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 26 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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