Perch, Nile (Lates niloticus)

(Linneaus, 1758); CENTROPOMIDAE FAMILY; also called giant perch, Niger perch
Endemic to the African continent, they can be found in rivers and lakes in tropical regions. It is known to be present in the Blue and White Niles, the Niger and Benue rivers, and in lakes Rudolph, Albert, Tanganyika, Fayoum, and Menzaleh. Good Nile perch fishing is well known below the Aswan Dam and at the junction of the Blue and White Niles. Until recently, there were no Nile perch in Lake Victoria, but recent introductions of this species into Lake Victoria have been extremely successful, and the species is said... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
104.32 kg (230 lb 0 oz)
Lake Nasser, Egypt
20-Dec-2000
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
12.50 kg (27 lb 8 oz)
Rusinga Island, Victoria, Kenya
22-Mar-1989
M-02 kg (4 lb)
15.95 kg (35 lb 2 oz)
Senegal River, Senegal
25-Jul-1998
M-03 kg (6 lb)
25.40 kg (56 lb 0 oz)
Rubondo Island, Tanzania
17-Mar-2003
M-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-06 kg (12 lb)
75.84 kg (167 lb 3 oz)
Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya
15-Oct-1992
M-08 kg (16 lb)
69.00 kg (152 lb 1 oz)
Spider Island, Entebbe Bay, Entebbe, Uganda
17-Jul-1994
M-10 kg (20 lb)
67.92 kg (149 lb 12 oz)
Rubondo Island, Tanzania
14-Mar-2003
M-15 kg (30 lb)
104.32 kg (230 lb 0 oz)
Lake Nasser, Egypt
20-Dec-2000
M-24 kg (50 lb)
95.25 kg (210 lb 0 oz)
Lake Nasser, Egypt
24-Jun-1998
M-37 kg (80 lb)
77.50 kg (170 lb 13 oz)
Entebbe, Uganda
26-Dec-1993
M-60 kg (130 lb)
56.50 kg (124 lb 8 oz)
Lake Victoria, Kenya
31-Mar-1994
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
37.00 kg (81 lb 9 oz)
Rusinga Island, Victoria, Kenya
22-Mar-1989
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
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-60 kg (130 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)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.40 kg (7 lb 7 oz)
Rubondo Island, Lake Victoria, Tanzania
09-Nov-1993
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
8.84 kg (19 lb 8 oz)
Rubondo Island, Tanzania
19-Nov-2002
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
10.00 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Rubondo Island, Lake Victoria, Tanzania
09-Oct-1993
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
28.00 kg (61 lb 11 oz)
Rubondo Island, Lake Victoria, Tanzania
29-Oct-1994
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
50.00 kg (110 lb 3 oz)
Rubondo Island, Lake Victoria, Tanzania
25-Oct-1994
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
34.00 kg (74 lb 15 oz)
Rubondo Island, Lake Victoria, Tanzania
26-Oct-1994
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
9.53 kg (21 lb 0 oz)
Lake Turkana, Kenya
02-Aug-2008
F-Smallfry
19.00 kg (41 lb 14 oz)
Rubondo Island, Lake Victoria, Tanzania
23-Jun-1999
M-Junior
48.53 kg (107 lb 0 oz)
Lake Turkana, Kenya
04-Aug-2008
M-Smallfry
54.50 kg (120 lb 2 oz)
Murchison Falls, Victoria Nile, Uganda
18-Jul-2000

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