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Piaractus brachypomus

Pirapitinga , Pacu

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 17,60 kg ( 38 lb 13 oz )
length: ~ 85 cm ( ~ 33 inches )
locality: Ratchaburi Lake , Thailand
year: 2012
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record caught by: Christian Giordano , courtesy of: Fishing Adventures Thailand

"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 19,96 kg 44 lb 0 oz Ft. Lauderdale USA 2000
other methods 25,00 kg 55 lb 2 oz Amazon River system , Orinoco River system Brazil , Peru , Venezuela unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 88 cm 35 inches
other methods ~ 95 cm ~ 37 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 28 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