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Piaractus mesopotamicus

Pacu

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 10,21 kg ( 22 lb 8 oz )
length: 72 cm ( 28 inches )
locality: Rio Tarija , Bolivia
year: 2008
1477_Pacu_Piaractus mesopotamicus.jpg
record caught by: Alejandro Linares , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Bolivia / capital: La Paz / 1,098,581 sq km

Bolivia

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel * 10,21 kg 22 lb 8 oz Rio Tarija Bolivia 2008
other methods 20,00 kg 44 lb 1 oz Parana River system Argentina , Bolivia , Brazil , Paraguay , Uruguay unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 72 cm 28 inches
other methods ~ 85 cm ~ 33 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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verified by the IGFA