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Silurus triostegus

Mesopotamian Catfish

largest record catch captured in a picture and published

record category: rod & reel
weight: ~ 2,50 kg ( ~ 6 lb )
length: 71 cm ( 28 inches )
locality: Tigris River system , Iraq
year: 2008
1803_Mesopotamian Catfish_Silurus triostegus.jpg
record caught by: Cole Harvey , courtesy of: -

"rod & reel" world record caught in:
Iraq / capital: Baghdad / 438,317 sq km

Iraq

RECORD WEIGHT

category metric english waters country year
rod & reel ~ 2,50 kg ~ 6 lb Tigris River system Iraq 2008
other methods + 50,00 kg + 110 lb Atatürk Reservoir Turkey 199?

RECORD LENGTH

category metric english
rod & reel 71 cm 28 inches
other methods 203 cm 80 inches

RECORD AGE

category age
verified 11 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