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Salmo salar

Atlantic Salmon

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: 32,50 kg ( 71 lb 10 oz )
length: 142 cm ( 56 inches )
locality: Tana River , Norway
year: 1951
303_Chris Appleby_Atlantic Salmon_Salmo salar.jpg
record caught by: Nils Valle , courtesy of: Chris Appleby

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Canada / capital: Ottawa / 9,984,670 sq km

Canada

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel + 33,00 kg + 73 lb Restigouche River Canada 1990
other methods 49,44 kg 109 lb 0 oz River Hope estuary United Kingdom 1960

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 149 cm 59 inches
other methods 184 cm 72 inches
questionable 200 cm 79 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 14 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