Tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum)

(Cuvier, 1818); CHARACIDAE FAMILY; also known as black pacu, cachama, blackfin pacu, morocoto, pacú
Native to the Amazon and Orinoco river basins of South America, the tambaqui has also been reported in Florida, Hawaii, California and Texas, where all introductions were probably from aquarium releases.
Tambaqui are oval-shaped fishes with distinctive counter-shading, being black ventrally and golden to olive or moss green dorsally. The pattern varies with the water type, with darker colors in dark rivers and lighter, duller hues in turbid water. Tambaqui look like their sharp-tooth cousin... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
32.40 kg (71 lb 7 oz)
Lago Grande, Amazonas, Brazil
25-Aug-2007
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.91 kg (2 lb 0 oz)
Solimoes River, Brazil
28-Oct-2008
M-02 kg (4 lb)
1.25 kg (2 lb 12 oz)
Solimoes River, Brazil
27-Oct-2008
M-03 kg (6 lb)
9.97 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Teles Pires River, Brazil
19-Oct-2006
M-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-06 kg (12 lb)
16.78 kg (37 lb 0 oz)
Caicedonia, Colombia
07-Mar-2012
M-08 kg (16 lb)
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
La Vueltusa, Borde Seco Melinda, Venezuela
15-Dec-2009
M-10 kg (20 lb)
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Teles Pires River, Mato Grosso, Brazil
27-Jan-2004
M-15 kg (30 lb)
32.40 kg (71 lb 7 oz)
Lago Grande, Amazonas, Brazil
25-Aug-2007
M-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-60 kg (130 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)
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)
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)
4.76 kg (10 lb 8 oz)
Manaus, Brazil
16-Jan-2015
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
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
F-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-Junior
2.72 kg (6 lb 0 oz)
Rio Araguaia, Brazil
15-May-2020
M-Smallfry
11.39 kg (25 lb 1 oz)
Ratchaburi Lake, Thailand
31-Jul-2013

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