Payara (Hydrolycus spp.)

(Cuvier 1819); CYNODONTIDAE FAMILY; also called peixe cachorro, dog fish, saber toothed dogfish, tiger fish, guapeta
Payara inhabit freshwater rivers and lakes in South America from the Orinoco to Paraguay River basins. The distribution of large payara is limited to a few places in Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana, Peru and probably Ecuador. They prefer fast moving water, but are found in still waters of lakes and rivers as well.
The outstanding characteristic of this fish is the pair of enormous saber like teeth protruding from the lower jaw of the broad upturned mouth. The upper jaw c... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
98.0 cm
Xingu River, Brazil
16-Oct-2016
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.86 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Jatapu River, Brazil
15-Nov-2017
M-02 kg (4 lb)
8.16 kg (18 lb 0 oz)
Uraima Falls, Venezuela
09-Feb-1998
M-03 kg (6 lb)
8.39 kg (18 lb 8 oz)
Uraima Falls, Venezuela
07-Feb-2003
M-04 kg (8 lb)
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Uraima Falls, Venezuela
14-Apr-1996
M-06 kg (12 lb)
14.51 kg (32 lb 0 oz)
Uraima Falls, Venezuela
14-Apr-1996
M-08 kg (16 lb)
14.76 kg (32 lb 8 oz)
Uraima Falls, Venezuela
13-Apr-1996
M-10 kg (20 lb)
15.19 kg (33 lb 8 oz)
Uraima Falls, Venezuela
05-Mar-1999
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)
3.04 kg (6 lb 11 oz)
Ecolodge da Barra, Amazonas, Brazil
22-Jul-2014
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-06 kg (12 lb)
4.65 kg (10 lb 5 oz)
Rio Manacacias, Colombia
29-Jan-2017
W-08 kg (16 lb)
5.65 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
Manacacias River, Colombia
04-Jan-2019
W-10 kg (20 lb)
6.25 kg (13 lb 13 oz)
Rio Manacacias, Colombia
28-Jan-2017
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
1.64 kg (3 lb 10 oz)
Rewa River, Guyana
15-Feb-2015
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.01 kg (6 lb 10 oz)
Rewa River, Guyana
20-Feb-2015
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
Caurama Lodge, Caura River, Venezuela
15-Dec-2000
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
6.12 kg (13 lb 8 oz)
Rio Guaviare Tributary, Colombia
11-Jan-2017
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
8.61 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Caura River, Venezuela
13-Dec-2000
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
7.25 kg (16 lb 0 oz)
Uraima Falls, Venezuela
06-Feb-2001
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Rio Guaviare Tributary, Colombia
13-Jan-2017
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
4.95 kg (10 lb 14 oz)
Rio Manacacias, Meta, Colombia
02-Jan-2014
F-Smallfry
4.05 kg (8 lb 15 oz)
Rio Manacacias, Colombia
04-Jan-2019
M-Junior
5.03 kg (11 lb 1 oz)
Rio Tocantins, Brazil
11-Sep-2011
M-Smallfry
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Pousada Juruena, Brazil
03-Jul-2016