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Silurus biwaensis

Lake Biwa Catfish

largest catch captured in a picture and published

category: other methods
weight: ~ 150,00 kg ( ~ 331 lb )
length: 270 cm ( 106 inches )
locality: Lake Biwa, Japan
year: -
1644_Lake Biwa Catfish_Silurus biwaensis.jpg
caught by: unknown, courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Japan / capital: Tokyo / 377,915 sq km

Japan

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel* 17,20 kg 37 lb 15 oz Lake Biwa Japan 1997
other methods ~ 150,00 kg ~ 331 lb Lake Biwa Japan unknown

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 118 cm 46 inches
other methods 270 cm 106 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
no documented record
explanation:
rod & reel:
sport fishing record with rod & reel
other methods:
records by other methods such as net, hand line, spear, bow fishing etc.
rod & reel?:
unclear if the fish was caught by rod & reel
questionable:
records based on anecdotal reports, verification not possible
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