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Psephurus gladius

Chinese Paddlefish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: other methods
weight: ~ 250,00 kg ( ~ 551 lb )
length: 352 cm ( 139 inches )
locality: Yangtze River , China
year: 2003
51_Qiwei Wei_Chinese Paddlefish_Psephurus gladius.jpg
record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: Qiwei Wei

"other methods" world record caught in:
China / capital: Beijing / 9,596,961 sq km

China

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
other methods 500,00 kg 1102 lb 5 oz Yangtze River system China unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
other methods + 700 cm + 276 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 59 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