Dorado (Salminus brasiliensis)

(Cuvier, 1816) (syn. S. maxillosus); CHARACIDAE FAMILY
This South American fish is found in the rivers of the São Francisco River system of Brazil, the Paraguay and Uruguay River systems, the Magdalena River system of Colombia and the Paran River of Argentina. It also occurs in the Rio de la Plata and has been introduced into the Paralba and Doce rivers of Brazil. It apparently does not occur in the Amazon and Orinoco basins as once believed. This misconception, widespread in literature, appears to be due to confusion with another species that occurs in the Amazon and Orinoco and which is cal... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
25.28 kg (55 lb 11 oz)
Uruguay River, Concordia, Argentina
11-Jan-2006
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
103.0 cm
Uruguay River, Concordia, Argentina
22-Apr-2012
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Min. Req'd Weight
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.30 kg (9 lb 7 oz)
Vallemi, Paraguay River, Paraguay
04-Dec-1984
M-02 kg (4 lb)
6.58 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Rio Tarija, Bolivia
25-Sep-2008
M-03 kg (6 lb)
7.26 kg (16 lb 0 oz)
Uruguay River, Concordia, Argentina
06-Mar-2015
M-04 kg (8 lb)
15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz)
La Zona, Uruguay River, Argentina
16-Jan-2008
M-06 kg (12 lb)
16.15 kg (35 lb 9 oz)
Rio Uruguay, Concordia, Argentina
05-Oct-2006
M-08 kg (16 lb)
13.15 kg (29 lb 0 oz)
Rio Torija, Bolivia
06-Jun-2016
M-10 kg (20 lb)
17.41 kg (38 lb 6 oz)
Uruguay River, Concordia, Argentina
04-May-2013
M-15 kg (30 lb)
23.30 kg (51 lb 5 oz)
Toledo (Corrientes), Argentina
27-Sep-1984
M-24 kg (50 lb)
24 kg (52 lb 15 oz)
20.35 kg (44 lb 13 oz)*
Rio Uruguay, Concordia, Argentina
09-May-2008
W-03 kg (6 lb)
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
La Zona, Uruguay River, Argentina
15-Jan-2008
W-04 kg (8 lb)
3.70 kg (8 lb 2 oz)
Esquina, Corrientes, Argentina
13-Jun-2016
W-08 kg (16 lb)
14.97 kg (33 lb 0 oz)
La Zona, Uruguay River, Argentina
16-Jan-2008
W-10 kg (20 lb)
5.20 kg (11 lb 7 oz)
Esquina, Corrientes, Argentina
13-Jun-2016
W-15 kg (30 lb)
15 kg (33 lb 2 oz)
6.20 kg (13 lb 10 oz)*
Esquina, Corrientes, Argentina
13-Jun-2016
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Min. Req'd Weight
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.18 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
Rio Lodge, Argentina
23-Jun-2018
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.87 kg (10 lb 12 oz)
Apa River, Paraguay
05-Nov-1991
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
7.48 kg (16 lb 8 oz)
Pluma River, Bolivia
01-Jul-2010
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.71 kg (17 lb 0 oz)
Uruguay River, Concordia, Argentina
06-Jan-2012
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
11.34 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
20.12 kg (44 lb 6 oz)
Uruguay River, Concordia, Argentina
17-Jan-2006
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
21.77 kg (48 lb 0 oz)
Uruguay River, Concordia, Argentina
18-Jan-2006
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Puma Lodge, Bolivia
05-Oct-2018
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.13 kg (4 lb 11 oz)
Ibera Marsh, Argentina
16-Jan-2018
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
5.22 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Ibera Marsh, Argentina
13-Jan-2018
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
8.62 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Secure River, Bolivia
11-Oct-2016
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
6.78 kg (14 lb 15 oz)
Secure River, Bolivia
10-Oct-2016
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Min. Req'd Weight
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
12.16 kg (26 lb 13 oz)
Uruguay River, Concordia, Argentina
05-May-2013
F-Smallfry
2.96 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Miranda River, Brazil
11-Sep-2011
M-Junior
17.38 kg (38 lb 5 oz)
Uruguay River, Concordia, Argentina
05-May-2013
M-Smallfry
8.16 kg (18 lb 0 oz)
Cuiaba River, Brazil
13-Aug-2015
 

* Indicates world records that were granted before the IGFA established minimum ratio requirements.