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Heterotis niloticus

African Bonytongue

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 6,80 kg ( 15 lb 0 oz )
length: ~ 100 cm ( ~ 39 inches )
locality: fishing lake Pattaya , Thailand
year: 2019
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record caught by: Kevin Murphy , courtesy of: Hookers Fishing Lake Pattaya

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Thailand / capital: Bangkok / 513,120 sq km

Thailand

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 6,80 kg 15 lb 0 oz fishing lake Pattaya Thailand 2019
other methods 10,20 kg 22 lb 8 oz Kainji Reservoir Nigeria 19??

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel ~ 100 cm ~ 39 inches
other methods ~ 110 cm ~ 43 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 7 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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verified by the IGFA