Many of you felt the fish could have weighed the 400 pounds that was estimated by Dahlberg by using tape measurements and applying a formula.
Some of you didn’t think so.
Larry released that fish so we’ll never know precisely, but now there’s a pending record application for the same kind of catfish—a lau-lau.
This one weighed nearly 300 pounds (295pounds, 8 ounces to be precise). It was taken in Jatapo, Amazonas, Brazil by Russell Jensen from the Bronx, New York, after a 90-minute fight. If it’s accepted by IGFA it’ll break the current 26-year-old record of 256 pounds, 9 ounces.
The thing is, pictures can be deceptive depending on how a fish is held and the type lens on the camera. Compare this nearly 300-pounder to Larry’s estimated 400-pounder and tell me what you think.
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