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Hydrocynus brevis

North African Tigerfish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 12,93 kg ( 28 lb 8 oz )
length: 92 cm ( 36 inches )
locality: Lake Volta , Ghana
year: 2012
2964_Marc Towers_North African Tigerfish_Hydrocynus brevis.jpg
record caught by: Marc Towers , courtesy of: Marc Towers

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Ghana / capital: Accra / 238,533 sq km

Ghana

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel * 12,93 kg 28 lb 8 oz Lake Volta Ghana 2012

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 92 cm 36 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