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Silurus glanis

Wels Catfish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
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 (mounted trophy)

"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 Dnyepr River Ukraine 18??
rod & reel? 180,00 kg 396 lb 13 oz Danube Delta Romania 19??
questionable 500,00 kg 1102 lb 5 oz Danube Delta Romania unknown
questionable + 500,00 kg + 1102 lb Volga Delta Russia 18??
questionable 432,00 kg 952 lb 6 oz Amu Darya River Uzbekistan unknown
questionable + 408,00 kg + 900 lb Maritsa River Greece 19??
questionable + 400,00 kg + 882 lb Danube River Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia unknown
questionable 400,00 kg 881 lb 14 oz Oder River Germany 1830
questionable 400,00 kg 881 lb 14 oz tributaries of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, 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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verified by the IGFA