Snakehead (Channa spp.)

CHANNIDAE FAMILY; also called Channa micropeltes (Cuvier 1821); giant snakehead, cá bong, pa do, pla ai pok, toman and Channa marulius (Hamilton, 1822), great snakehead, ara, pa gooan, saul, saura, trey raws
Snakeheads can be found in Asia: Pakistan to China, south to Thailand and Cambodia; Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Laos, the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. They have also been introduced and estaablished in many areas (including south Florida). They prefer sluggish or standing water or deep pools in rivers or canals, water that low in oxygen. Large snakeheads... Read More

 
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.18 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
Ratchaburi, Thailand
27-Nov-2007
M-02 kg (4 lb)
6.56 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Sungai Terap, Malaysia
08-Nov-2017
M-03 kg (6 lb)
10.00 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Dengkil, Malaysia
23-Aug-2005
M-04 kg (8 lb)
8.52 kg (18 lb 13 oz)
Srinakarin Reservoir, Thailand
19-Apr-2007
M-06 kg (12 lb)
5.40 kg (11 lb 14 oz)
Nong Pla Lai Lake, Thailand
11-Jul-2009
M-08 kg (16 lb)
8.05 kg (17 lb 12 oz)
Quantico Creek, Triangle, Virginia, USA
20-May-2014
M-10 kg (20 lb)
7.88 kg (17 lb 6 oz)
Potomac River, Virginia, USA
01-Jun-2013
M-15 kg (30 lb)
10.89 kg (24 lb 0 oz)
Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
15-Jan-2016
M-24 kg (50 lb)
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
Nakohon Ratchasima, Thailand
19-Apr-2013
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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Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.40 kg (11 lb 15 oz)
Saga Creek, Saga, Japan
20-Apr-2021
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
6.08 kg (13 lb 6 oz)
Ibo River, Hyogo, Japan
17-May-2006
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.08 kg (13 lb 6 oz)
Ibo River, Hyogo, Japan
07-May-2004
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
5.55 kg (12 lb 4 oz)
Ichikawa, Hyogo, Japan
16-Mar-2007
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.40 kg (14 lb 1 oz)
Ratchaburi, Thailand
20-Jul-2010
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb) (tie)
6.41 kg (14 lb 2 oz)
Nueng River Catchement, Thailand
02-Nov-2019
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
5.40 kg (11 lb 14 oz)
Ibo River, Hyogo, Japan
21-Jun-2007
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
5.67 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
Taketoyo, Aichi, Japan
14-Aug-2011
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)
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Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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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)
5.50 kg (12 lb 3 oz)
Saga Creek, Japan
02-May-2017
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
3.22 kg (7 lb 1 oz)
Chachoengsao, Thailand
28-May-2011
F-Smallfry
3.31 kg (7 lb 4 oz)
Ratchaburi, Thailand
23-Apr-2009
M-Junior
6.86 kg (15 lb 2 oz)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
24-Jun-2018
M-Smallfry
4.33 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Srinakarin Reservoir, Thailand
23-Aug-2005

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