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Oncorhynchus nerka

Sockeye Salmon , Red Salmon

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 5,56 kg ( 12 lb 4 oz )
length: ~ 70 cm ( ~ 28 inches )
locality: Kenai River , USA
year: 2009
496_Sockeye Salmon_Oncorhynchus nerka.jpg
record caught by: Bob Gaines , 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 7,26 kg 16 lb 0 oz Kenai River USA 1974
other methods 8,00 kg 17 lb 10 oz Kwockwock River , Naknek River , Nushagak River USA 19??
rod & reel? 7,71 kg 17 lb 0 oz unknown USA 19??

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 80 cm 32 inches
other methods 85 cm 33 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 8 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