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Lepisosteus platostomus

Shortnose Gar

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: other methods
weight: 5,07 kg ( 11 lb 3 oz )
length: 102 cm ( 40 inches )
locality: Rend Lake , USA
year: 2009
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record caught by: Sharon Trame , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
USA / capital: Washington / 9,826,675 sq km

USA

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 11,34 kg 25 lb 0 oz Ohio River USA 1966

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 120 cm 47 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