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Oreochromis niloticus

Nile Tilapia

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 3,55 kg ( 7 lb 13 oz )
length: 56 cm ( 22 inches )
locality: Khao Laem Reservoir , Thailand
year: 2011
2488_Tim Webb_Nile Tilapia_Oreochromis niloticus.jpg
record caught by: Ms. Benchawan Thiansungnoen , courtesy of: Tim Webb

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Zimbabwe / capital: Harare / 390,757 sq km

Zimbabwe

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel * 6,01 kg 13 lb 4 oz Kariba Reservoir Zimbabwe 2002
other methods 9,00 kg 19 lb 13 oz Lake Turkana Kenya unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 64 cm 25 inches
other methods ~ 70 cm ~ 28 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 9 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