This monster fish was reluctantly added as an IGFA record at 230lbs. Legend has it that the fish weighed much more, but the scale it was weighed on only went up to 230lbs!
When you think of Egypt, you probably don’t think of fishing. The truth is, Egypt offers some truly incredible fishing experiences – especially in Lake Nasser. The lake is about 550 km long, 35 km across at its widest point and was created as a result of the construction of the Aswan Dam across the Nile. The biggest and meanest inhabitant of the lake is the Nile perch. This so called perch is a far cry from the common perch we North Americans and Europeans are used to, these beasts can weigh over 400 pounds (181kg)!