Arawana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)

(Cuvier 1829); OSTEOGLOSSIDAE FAMILY; also known as aruanã, arowana, baiano, sulamba, macaco d’áqua
The arawana belongs to a small family of ancient fishes confined to fresh waters in Africa (1 sp), South America (3 sp), and southeastern Asia to Australia (3 sp). While the arawana reaches a respectable 4 ft (118 cm) and 20 lbs (9 kg) another of the “bonytongues” is one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world, the Arapaima, which reaches a weight of 200 kg (440 lb). It inhabits freshwater in northern South America throughout the Amazon river system, where it lives in marginal lagoons a... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
6.58 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Miriti, Rio Preta da Eva, Amazonas, Brazil
22-Oct-2009
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.55 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Aruman Lake, Amazonas, Brazil
08-Aug-2009
M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.03 kg (11 lb 1 oz)
Aruman Lake, Amazonas, Brazil
31-Jul-2009
M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.00 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Rio Preto da Eva, Amazonas, Brazil
03-Aug-2013
M-04 kg (8 lb)
6.03 kg (13 lb 4 oz)
Aruman Lake, Amazonas, Brazil
31-Jul-2009
M-06 kg (12 lb)
5.84 kg (12 lb 13 oz)
Aruman Lake, Amazonas, Brazil
14-Aug-2009
M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.93 kg (10 lb 13 oz)
Puraquequara Lake Channel, Amazonas, Brazil
20-Oct-2009
M-10 kg (20 lb)
5.04 kg (11 lb 2 oz)
Araca River, Brazil
03-Nov-2007
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.10 kg (4 lb 10 oz)
Ecolodge da Barra, Amazonas, Brazil
25-Jul-2014
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
2.47 kg (5 lb 7 oz)
Aqua Boa River, Brazil
24-Jan-2014
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
2.27 kg (5 lb 0 oz)
Agua Boa, Brazil
19-Jan-2015
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.97 kg (8 lb 12 oz)
Rio Urubu, Amazonas, Brazil
26-Sep-2009
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
4.01 kg (8 lb 13 oz)
Igarape Acu, Amazonas, Brazil
06-Nov-2007
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
4.33 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Igarape Acu, Amazonas, Brazil
08-Nov-2007
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
6.58 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Miriti, Rio Preta da Eva, Amazonas, Brazil
22-Oct-2009
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
5.36 kg (11 lb 13 oz)
Rio Urubu, Amazonas, Brazil
25-Sep-2009
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.41 kg (5 lb 5 oz)
Lake Mamirua, Brazil
04-Oct-2016
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.30 kg (5 lb 1 oz)
Lake Mamirua, Brazil
04-Oct-2016
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
2.83 kg (6 lb 4 oz)
Ecolodge da Barra, Amazonas, Brazil
25-Jul-2014
F-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-Junior
2.14 kg (4 lb 11 oz)
Tocantins, Brazil
17-Sep-2011
M-Smallfry
2.34 kg (5 lb 2 oz)
Ecolodge da Barra, Brazil
21-Jul-2014

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