I received an email from Heinz Machacek, the editor World Records Freshwater Fishing.

Heinz has an English version listing the verified record sizes of fish caught by fishing rod. If you go to his website you will find many of the fish we keep in the hobby and in some cases be very surprised at the records either being bigger than expected or in many cases being smaller. It's a free website and you can click on his email to receive regular updates.

 

 

Dear Arapaimag,

 

it would be great if you can add the latest newsletter.

 

Thank you in advance

Best regards

Heinz

 

Heinz Machacek, editor

World Records Freshwater Fishing

editor@fishing-worldrecords.com

www.fishing-worldrecords.com

                                            

He has updated his website and has many new records !!!!!!

So please go to his site and see the new records please

I hope you enjoy it and remember these are not necessarily the world records for a species of fish but were the records that he has accurately verified as being caught sport fishing often by Rod & Reel.  

Also they are not all TROPICAL FISH but they sure are MONSTERS.

If you know of larger fish caught please contact Heinz Machacek (His information and message is at the top and bottom of this article.

Potamotrygon brachyura is the second largest real freshwater ray after the Asian Himantura chaophraya.

English name: Short-tailed River Stingray

Scientific name: Potamotrygon brachyura

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English name: Giant Siamese Carp

Scientific name: Catlocarpio siamensis

 

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English name: Common Carp

Scientific name: Cyprinus carpio

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Scientific name: Brachyplatystoma capapretum

I Brachyplatystoma capapretum was “discovered” in 2005! This means the scientists Lundberg and Akama described it as a new species. Before this, it was only considered as a colour variation of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum.

 

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English name: Giant Pangasius

Scientific name: Pangasius sanitwongsei

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English name: Rainbow Trout

Scientific name: Oncorhynchus mykiss

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English name: Black Pacu

Scientific name: Colossoma macropomum

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English name: Huchen

Scientific name: Hucho hucho

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English name: Barred Sorubim. Tiger Shovelnose

Scientific name: Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum

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English name: Alligator Gar

Scientific name: Atractosteus spatula

 

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English name: Dorado

Scientific name: Salminus brasiliensis

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English name: Brook Trout

Scientific name: Salvelinus fontinalis

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English name: Trout Cod

Scientific name: Maccullochella macquariensis

Method: Sportfishing with rod & reel

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We are sure, that some surprises are still waiting in natural history museums or other exhibitions around the world. For example this Beluga is the largest one with photo proof we found till now.

English name: Beluga Sturgeon

Scientific name: Huso huso

Method: net (You didn't think they could catch it with a rod did you?)

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English name: Piraiba

Scientific name: Brachyplatystoma filamentosum

Method: Sportfishing with rod & reel

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English name: Arctic Char

Scientific name: Salvelinus alpinus

These were only some highlights from the database and photogallery, so take a look at www.fishing-worldrecords.com !

 

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GO TO THE on www.fishing-worldrecords.com, for up dates 

australian.

bagrid

Bagrid Catfish
(Hemibagrus wyckioides) ???????????????????
 
 

Barramundi
(Lates calcarifer)

 

barramundi
 

 

 

Any Sturgeon OVER about five feet has to be released unharmed and cannot be removed from the water. 

 

For future updates please contact

www.fishing-worldrecords.com

 

 

 

 

Heinz Machacek, research editor & fish historian

World Records Freshwater Fishing

editor@fishing-worldrecords.com

www.fishing-worldrecords.com