Barramundi (Lates calcarifer)

(Bloch, 1792); LATIDAE FAMILY; also called silver barramundi, giant perch, palmer, cock up, barra, anama (indigenous name, Port Moresby)
The barramundi occurs from northern Australia (primarily north of the Tropic of Capricorn, but rarely as far south as the Maroochy River) to the Philippines and southern China and around the coasts of India to the Persian Gulf. It is a catadromous fish, growing to maturity in fresh water and moving downstream with the onset of the summer monsoon season in October to spawn on the mud flats and in the mouths of estuaries in water of about 2 to 3 percent salini... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
44.64 kg (98 lb 6 oz)
Lake Monduran, Queensland, Australia
21-Dec-2010
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
23.70 kg (52 lb 3 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Australia
21-Sep-2011
M-02 kg (4 lb)
25.20 kg (55 lb 8 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Australia
24-Aug-2011
M-03 kg (6 lb)
29.00 kg (63 lb 14 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Australia
02-Sep-2014
M-04 kg (8 lb)
40.70 kg (89 lb 11 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Australia
28-Jul-2012
M-06 kg (12 lb)
28.30 kg (62 lb 6 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Australia
07-Jan-2012
M-08 kg (16 lb)
29.85 kg (65 lb 12 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, N. Queensland, Australia
15-Oct-2000
M-10 kg (20 lb)
30.80 kg (67 lb 14 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Australia
04-Sep-2014
M-15 kg (30 lb)
41.50 kg (91 lb 7 oz)
Kinchant Dam, Queensland, Australia
14-Oct-2011
M-24 kg (50 lb)
44.64 kg (98 lb 6 oz)
Lake Monduran, Queensland, Australia
21-Dec-2010
M-37 kg (80 lb)
27.60 kg (60 lb 13 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Australia
02-Sep-2012
W-01 kg (2 lb)
4.42 kg (9 lb 12 oz)
Karratha, Western Australia, Australia
15-Dec-2018
W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.13 kg (9 lb 2 oz)
Jones River, Australia
03-May-2018
W-03 kg (6 lb)
13.15 kg (29 lb 0 oz)
Lake Proserpine, Australia
10-Feb-2017
W-04 kg (8 lb)
14.35 kg (31 lb 10 oz)
Lake Prosperine, Australia
26-Apr-2015
W-06 kg (12 lb)
15.40 kg (33 lb 15 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Queensland, Australia
22-Nov-2014
W-08 kg (16 lb)
13.25 kg (29 lb 3 oz)
Prosperine Dam, Australia
26-Apr-2015
W-10 kg (20 lb)
17.80 kg (39 lb 4 oz)
Tinaroo Dam, Australia
04-Nov-2017
W-15 kg (30 lb)
19.80 kg (43 lb 10 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Australia
06-Dec-2014
W-24 kg (50 lb)
24.15 kg (53 lb 4 oz)
Tinaroo Dam, Cairns, Australia
02-Jan-2021
W-37 kg (80 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)
4.53 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Bang Pakong, Thailand
22-Oct-2006
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
8.61 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Bang Pakong, Thailand
24-Oct-2006
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
8.39 kg (18 lb 7 oz)
Bang Pakong, Thailand
02-Oct-2006
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
15.65 kg (34 lb 8 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Queensland, Australia
01-Nov-1998
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
19.96 kg (44 lb 0 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Queensland, Australia
11-Feb-2007
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
20.45 kg (45 lb 1 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Queensland, Australia
15-Aug-2002
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
22.90 kg (50 lb 7 oz)
Tinaroo Dam, Australia
17-Feb-2003
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
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
27.67 kg (61 lb 0 oz)
Tinaroo Dam, Australia
05-Jan-2008
F-Smallfry
25.15 kg (55 lb 7 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Queensland, Australia
18-Feb-2012
M-Junior
26.10 kg (57 lb 8 oz)
Lake Tinaroo, Australia
14-Dec-2012
M-Smallfry
23.60 kg (52 lb 0 oz)
Tinaroo Dam, Queensland, Australia
02-Jan-2012

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