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Silurus glanis

Wels Catfish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

category: rod & reel record
weight: 144,00 kg ( 317 lb 7 oz )
length: 278 cm ( 109 inches )
locality: Po River, Italy
year: 2000
1591_Taxidermy Hofinger (mounted trophy)_Wels Catfish_Silurus glanis.jpg
record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: Taxidermy Hofinger
comment: mounted trophy
category: questionable record
weight: 256,00 kg ( 564 lb 6 oz )
length: 335 cm ( 132 inches )
locality: Desna River, Ukraine
year: 1918
2891_Wels Catfish_Silurus glanis.jpg
record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: -
comment: Beluga Sturgeon based on the shape of the mouth
category: questionable record
weight: 175,00 kg ( 385 lb 13 oz )
length: 305 cm ( 120 inches )
locality: Danube Delta, Ukraine
year: 19??
2918_Wels Catfish_Silurus glanis.jpg
record caught by: unknown, courtesy of: -
comment: not verified, maybe the largest catch with published photo

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Bulgaria / capital: Sofia / 110,879 sq km

Bulgaria

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel 148,00 kg 326 lb 5 oz Kardzhali Reservoir Bulgaria 19??
other methods 327,00 kg 720 lb 15 oz Dnieper River Ukraine 18??
rod & reel? 180,00 kg 396 lb 13 oz Danube Delta Romania 19??
questionable 400,00 kg 881 lb 14 oz Oder River Germany 1830
questionable + 400,00 kg + 882 lb Amu Darya River, Danube Delta, Syr Darya River, Volga Delta Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Uzbekistan unknown
questionable + 375,00 kg + 827 lb Oder River Germany 1761

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 278 cm 109 inches
other methods 457 cm 180 inches
questionable 550 cm 217 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 100 years
not verified + 100 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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