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Pylodictis olivaris

Flathead Catfish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: other methods
weight: 63,45 kg ( 139 lb 14 oz )
length: 175 cm ( 69 inches )
locality: Arkansas River , USA
year: 1982
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record caught by: Mackey and Bruce Sayre , 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 * 55,79 kg 123 lb 0 oz Elk City Reservoir USA 1998
other methods 63,45 kg 139 lb 14 oz Arkansas River USA 1982
questionable + 72,50 kg + 160 lb White River USA 192?
questionable 71,21 kg 157 lb 0 oz Trinity River USA 19??
questionable + 63,50 kg + 140 lb Kansas River USA 19??

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 155 cm 61 inches
other methods 175 cm 69 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 50 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