Posted on January 5, 2013 by

World Record Barramundi

The Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) has been pretty high on my fishing bucket list for several years now. I believe I first saw one on an episode of Real Fishing with Bob Izumi back in the 90’s and I’ve dreamt about them ever since. They are considered one of the strongest pound for pound fighting fish in freshwater, tipping the scales at 100 pounds. That’s a lot of fight!

This world record Barramundi was caught December 2012 by Denis Harrold was 44.6kg (98.3lbs), breaking the old world record of 37.85kg. It measured in at 135cm (53.1 inches) with a whopping girth of 107cm (42.1 inches).

What makes this even more impressive is that it was caught from a Kayak!

via Outdoor Life