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Polyodon spathula

Paddlefish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 65,32 kg ( 144 lb 0 oz )
length: 191 cm ( 75 inches )
locality: Atchison Watershed Dam no. 7 , USA
year: 2004
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record caught by: Clinton Boldrigde , courtesy of: -

"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 65,32 kg 144 lb 0 oz Atchison Watershed Dam no. 7 USA 2004
other methods 93,44 kg 206 lb 0 oz Cumberland Reservoir USA 196?
questionable 181,44 kg 400 lb 0 oz Mississippi-Missouri-River system USA 18??

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 210 cm 83 inches
other methods 224 cm 88 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 55 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