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Lates microlepis

Forktail Lates

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 12,00 kg ( 26 lb 7 oz )
length: ~ 110 cm ( ~ 43 inches )
locality: Lake Tanganyika , Burundi
year: 2007
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record caught by: Fabio Costa , courtesy of: Tanganyika Sport Fishing

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Burundi / capital: Bujumbura / 27,830 sq km

Burundi

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 12,00 kg 26 lb 7 oz Lake Tanganyika Burundi 2007
other methods 25,00 kg 55 lb 2 oz Lake Tanganyika Burundi , DR Congo , Tanzania , Zambia unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel ~ 110 cm ~ 43 inches
other methods 135 cm 53 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 13 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