Snapper, Papuan black (Lutjanus goldiei)

(Macleay, 1882); LUTJANIDAE FAMILY; also called Niugini bass, Papuan black bass, pargo de Papua, vivaneau de Papua, ikan merah
The Papuan black snapper is known only from southern Papua New Guinea from the Port Moresby district to the Fly River. Popularly know as Niugini bass and Papuan black bass, this species is actually a member of the snapper family. It is rated as one of the worlds toughest yet least-known freshwater fishes. The fish inhabits large, snag infested jungle streams and tributaries and may occur in estuaries.
The stocky Papuan black snapper resembles a cross between a... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
21.55 kg (47 lb 8 oz)
Tauri River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
22-Dec-2015
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-02 kg (4 lb)
9.98 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Middle Fly, Papua New Guinea
17-Aug-2013
M-03 kg (6 lb)
14.51 kg (32 lb 0 oz)
Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea
06-Jul-2011
M-04 kg (8 lb)
10.21 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
Agu River, Manda Village, Papua New Guinea
23-Apr-2008
M-06 kg (12 lb)
14.50 kg (31 lb 15 oz)
Laloki River, Papua New Guinea
15-Nov-2015
M-08 kg (16 lb)
14.30 kg (31 lb 9 oz)
Wa Woi River, Papua New Guinea
02-Aug-2018
M-10 kg (20 lb)
13.61 kg (30 lb 0 oz)
Aramia River, Papua New Guinea
25-Sep-2015
M-15 kg (30 lb)
16.25 kg (35 lb 13 oz)
Aroa River, Papua New Guinea
26-Sep-2011
M-24 kg (50 lb)
19.96 kg (44 lb 0 oz)
Aramia River, Papua New Guinea
25-Sep-2015
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
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)
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)
17.40 kg (38 lb 5 oz)
Gulley Ridge, Papua New Guinea
11-Jul-2004
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-24 kg (50 lb)
13.15 kg (29 lb 0 oz)
Fly River, Papua New Guinea
20-Nov-2020
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)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
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
8.62 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Fly River, Papua New Guinea
20-Nov-2020
F-Smallfry
7.00 kg (15 lb 6 oz)
Laloki River, Papua New Guinea
23-Jul-2018
M-Junior
8.39 kg (18 lb 8 oz)
Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea
24-Sep-2016
M-Smallfry
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea
10-Jul-2010

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