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Pangasianodon gigas

Mekong Giant Catfish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

category: other methods record
weight: 293,00 kg ( 645 lb 15 oz )
length: 270 cm ( 106 inches )
locality: Mekong River, Thailand
year: 2005
1605_WWF_Mekong Giant Catfish_Pangasianodon gigas.jpg
record caught by: Thirayuth Panthayom , courtesy of: WWF

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Thailand / capital: Bangkok / 513,120 sq km

Thailand

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel * 117,93 kg 260 lb 0 oz Gillhams Fishing Resort Thailand 2010
other methods 356,00 kg 784 lb 14 oz Mekong River system Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 221 cm 87 inches
other methods 300 cm 118 inches
questionable 320 cm 126 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
no documented record

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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