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Lates niloticus

Nile Perch

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

category: rod & reel record
weight: 112,94 kg ( 249 lb 0 oz )
length: 208 cm ( 82 inches )
locality: Murchison Falls, Victoria Nile, Uganda
year: 2009
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record caught by: Tim Smith , courtesy of: -
category: other methods record
weight: ~ 154,00 kg ( ~ 340 lb )
length: ~ 200 cm ( ~ 79 inches )
locality: Lake Chamo, Ethiopia
year: 199?
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record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: Jeremy Wade
comment: maybe the largest catch with published photo, only flesh weighed, total weight estimated

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Kenya / capital: Nairobi / 580,367 sq km

Kenya

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 129,27 kg 285 lb 0 oz Lake Victoria Kenya 19??
other methods 234,05 kg 516 lb 0 oz Lake Victoria Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda 19??
dead found 250,00 kg 551 lb 3 oz Lake Victoria Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda 19??

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 208 cm 82 inches
other methods 251 cm 99 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified + 20 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
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