Catfish, sharptooth (Clarias gariepinus)

(Burchell 1822); CLARIIDAE FAMILY; also called North African catfish, kambali, skerptandbaber, baber, mlamba, harlei,
Probably the most widely distributed fish in Africa, the sharptooth catfish is found throughout woodland-savanna zones of the Afro-tropical region from the Nile to as far south as the Orange system and the Umtamvuna. It has been translocated to the eastern Cape widely introduced to other parts of Africa and to Europe and Asia, including the countries of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.
The body of the sharptoothed catfish is strongly compressed towards the caudal... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
42.18 kg (93 lb 0 oz)
Orange River, Kakamas, South Africa
23-Apr-2003
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.28 kg (9 lb 7 oz)
Phakalane, Gaborone, Botswana
29-Jul-2007
M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.31 kg (11 lb 11 oz)
Phakalane, Gaborone, Botswana
23-Jun-2007
M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.07 kg (13 lb 6 oz)
Phakalane, Gaborone, Botswana
24-Jun-2007
M-04 kg (8 lb)
20.70 kg (45 lb 10 oz)
Lower Orange River, South Africa
13-Jun-2001
M-06 kg (12 lb)
25.00 kg (55 lb 1 oz)
Lower Orange River, South Africa
22-Aug-1999
M-08 kg (16 lb)
42.18 kg (93 lb 0 oz)
Orange River, Kakamas, South Africa
23-Apr-2003
M-10 kg (20 lb)
36.00 kg (79 lb 5 oz)
Orange River, Upington, South Africa
05-Dec-1992
M-15 kg (30 lb)
31.70 kg (69 lb 14 oz)
Lower Orange River, South Africa
20-Jun-2001
M-24 kg (50 lb)
18.26 kg (40 lb 4 oz)
Orange River, Kakamas, South Africa
17-Apr-2012
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
1.36 kg (3 lb 0 oz)
Rio Hatiguanico, Matanzas, Cuba
12-Apr-2013
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
6.40 kg (14 lb 1 oz)
Hartebeespoort Dam, South Africa
06-Sep-2006
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
7.00 kg (15 lb 7 oz)
Koppies Dam, South Africa
29-Sep-2017
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
2.53 kg (5 lb 9 oz)
Gaborone, Botswana
18-Apr-2008
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
16.45 kg (36 lb 4 oz)
Bloemhof Dam, South Africa
27-Dec-2005
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
18.28 kg (40 lb 4 oz)
Moolmans Bay, Vaal Dam, South Africa
18-Jul-2005
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
5.48 kg (12 lb 1 oz)
Gabarone, Phakalane, Botswana
30-Jun-2007
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)
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Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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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
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
F-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
M-Junior
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
M-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant

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