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Hydrolycus scomberoides

Payara

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 17,80 kg ( 39 lb 4 oz )
length: 108 cm ( 43 inches )
locality: Uraima Falls, Rio Paragua , Venezuela
year: 1996
1445_Payara_Hydrolycus scomberoides.jpg
record caught by: Bill Keeley , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Venezuela / capital: Caracas / 912,050 sq km

Venezuela

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 19,05 kg 42 lb 0 oz Uraima Falls, Rio Paragua Venezuela 1997
other methods 30,00 kg 66 lb 2 oz Amazon River system , Orinoco River system Brazil , Peru , Venezuela unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 128 cm 50 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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