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Ictalurus punctatus

Channel Catfish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 26,31 kg ( 58 lb 0 oz )
length: 120 cm ( 47 inches )
locality: Santee Cooper Reservoir, USA
year: 1964
1861_Channel Catfish_Ictalurus punctatus.jpg
record caught by: W. B. Whaley, courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
China / capital: Beijing / 9,596,961 sq km

China

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 27,00 kg 59 lb 8 oz Hubei Province China 2001
other methods + 40,00 kg + 88 lb unknown Canada, USA unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 132 cm 52 inches
other methods 150 cm 59 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 40 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