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Hoplias macrophthalmus

Giant Trahira

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 14,95 kg ( 32 lb 15 oz )
length: 99 cm ( 39 inches )
locality: Sinnamary River , French Guiana
year: 2007
1465_IGFA_Giant Trahira_Hoplias macrophthalmus.jpg
record caught by: Gerard Cittadini , courtesy of: IGFA

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
French Guiana / capital: Cayenne / 83,534 sq km

French Guiana

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel * 14,95 kg 32 lb 15 oz Sinnamary River French Guiana 2007
other methods + 22,50 kg + 50 lb Amazon River system Brazil unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 101 cm 40 inches
other methods ~ 120 cm ~ 47 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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verified by the IGFA