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Payara may be IGFA Record

IGFA maintains and publishes world records for saltwater, freshwater, fly fishing catches, U.S. state freshwater records, and junior angler records, awarding certificates of recognition to each record holder. Recognized as the official keeper of world saltwater fishing records since 1939, IGFA entered the field of freshwater record keeping when Field & Stream transferred its 68 years of records to the association in 1978. World records coordinator Rebecca Wright provides monthly highlights of selected documented fish catches made from across the globe and submitted for world records. Below is a potential May world record now before the world...
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Payara Fish Species Information

Scientific Fish Name: Hydrolycus scomberoides
Other Fish Species Names: Dog Tooth Characin, vampire fish
Regions Fished: Orinoco River in Venezuela
World Record: 39 lbs
Common Tackle:
Additional Information:

The payara's most noticeable features are the two long fangs protruding from its lower jaw. These fangs can be 4 to 6 inches long, and have earned it the nickname "vampire fish".


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