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Phractocephalus hemioliopterus

Redtail Catfish, Pirarara

largest catch captured in a picture and published

category: rod & reel
weight: 56,00 kg ( 123 lb 7 oz )
length: ~ 160 cm ( ~ 63 inches )
locality: Amazon River, Brazil
year: 2010
1737_Redtail Catfish_Phractocephalus hemioliopterus.jpg
caught by: Gilberto Fernandes, courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Brazil / capital: Brasília / 8,514,877 sq km

Brazil

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel* 56,00 kg 123 lb 7 oz Amazon River Brazil 2010
other methods 80,00 kg 176 lb 6 oz Rio Madeira Brazil unknown
questionable 100,00 kg 220 lb 7 oz Amazon River system Brazil unknown
questionable + 80,00 kg + 176 lb Rio Araguaia Brazil 2009

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 160 cm 63 inches
other methods 180 cm 71 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified + 40 years
explanation:
rod & reel:
sport fishing record with rod & reel
other methods:
records by other methods such as net, hand line, spear, bow fishing etc.
rod & reel?:
unclear if the fish was caught by rod & reel
questionable:
records based on anecdotal reports, verification not possible
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verified by the IGFA
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