Trout, rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

(Walbaum, 1792); SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called steelhead, Kamloops, redband trout, Eagle Lake trout, Kern River trout, Shasta trout, San Gorgonio trout, Nelson trout, Whitney trout, silver trout
It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Durango, Mexico and inland as far as central Alberta in Canada and Idaho and Nevada in the U.S. It has been extensively introduced across the lower Canadian provinces and throughout the area of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic coast, south in the Appalachians to northern Georgia and Alabama, east in the southern U.S. to western Te... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
21.77 kg (48 lb 0 oz)
Lake Diefenbaker, Canada
05-Sep-2009
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
94.0 cm
Ohau River, Twizel, New Zealand
09-Oct-2020
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
11.82 kg (26 lb 1 oz)
Santa Ana River Lakes, California, USA
23-Feb-2002
M-02 kg (4 lb)
12.70 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
Santa Ana River Lakes, California, USA
17-Nov-2005
M-03 kg (6 lb)
19.79 kg (43 lb 10 oz)
Lake Diefenbaker, Canada
05-Jun-2007
M-04 kg (8 lb)
15.65 kg (34 lb 8 oz)
Lake Diefenbaker, Canada
03-Mar-2007
M-06 kg (12 lb)
18.43 kg (40 lb 10 oz)
Lake Diefenbaker, Canada
20-Aug-2008
M-08 kg (16 lb)
16.90 kg (37 lb 4 oz)
Lake Diefenbaker, Canada
10-Jun-2008
M-10 kg (20 lb)
21.77 kg (48 lb 0 oz)
Lake Diefenbaker, Canada
05-Sep-2009
M-15 kg (30 lb)
17.29 kg (38 lb 2 oz)
Lake Deifenbaker, Canada
03-Aug-2008
M-24 kg (50 lb)
12.02 kg (26 lb 8 oz)
Lake Diefenbaker, Canada
27-May-2007
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
2.91 kg (6 lb 7 oz)
Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand
11-Nov-2020
W-02 kg (4 lb)
5.67 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
Santa Ana River Lakes, CA, USA
08-Jan-2021
W-03 kg (6 lb)
8.61 kg (18 lb 16 oz)
Ohau River, Twizel, New Zealand
08-Sep-2020
W-04 kg (8 lb)
13.30 kg (29 lb 5 oz)
Tekapo Canal, New Zealand
28-Jul-2019
W-06 kg (12 lb)
5.98 kg (13 lb 3 oz)
Tekapo Canal, New Zealand
29-Jul-2019
W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Tekapo Canal, New Zealand
29-Jul-2019
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
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
7.48 kg (16 lb 8 oz)
Salmon River, Pulaski, New York, USA
22-Feb-1982
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
13.30 kg (29 lb 5 oz)
Lake Ruataniwha, New Zealand
06-Nov-2019
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
10.46 kg (23 lb 1 oz)
Heathfield, Sussex, United Kingdom
24-Jun-1996
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
11.11 kg (24 lb 8 oz)
Sustut River, British Columbia, Canada
22-Sep-1982
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
14.05 kg (30 lb 15 oz)
Ruhr River, Kreuzau, Germany
27-Jul-1999
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
13.38 kg (29 lb 8 oz)
Lower Hoh River, Washington, USA
20-Feb-2009
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
11.20 kg (24 lb 11 oz)
Kispiox River, British Columbia, Canada
20-Sep-2002
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
2.64 kg (5 lb 13 oz)
Strobel Lake, Argentina
24-Jan-2018
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.19 kg (9 lb 4 oz)
Katsura River, Japan
29-Jun-2018
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
3.18 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
Strobel Lake, Argentina
22-Jan-2018
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
4.93 kg (10 lb 14 oz)
Strobel Lake, Argentina
25-Jan-2018
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
5.30 kg (11 lb 11 oz)
Jurassic Lake Lodge, Strobel Lake, Argentina
20-Dec-2019
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.11 kg (9 lb 1 oz)
Staney Creek, Prince of Whales Island, Alaska, USA
22-Apr-2019
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
6.25 kg (13 lb 13 oz)
Jurassic Lake Lodge, Strobel Lake, Argentina
19-Dec-2019
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
8.61 kg (18 lb 16 oz)
Ohau River, Twizel, New Zealand
08-Sep-2020
F-Smallfry
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Tekapo Canal, New Zealand
04-Sep-2018
M-Junior
12.72 kg (28 lb 1 oz)
Santa Ana River Lakes, California, USA
17-Nov-2005
M-Smallfry
9.02 kg (19 lb 14 oz)
Pen-Y-Ffrith, North Wales, United Kingdom
01-May-1999

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