Mervin Boey Fishing Note Book

Arapaima Gigas
February 25, 2011, 12:06 am
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The arapaima, pirarucu, or paiche (Arapaima gigas) is a South American tropical freshwater fish. It is a living fossil and one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world.

Arapaima can reach lengths of more than 2 m (6.6 ft), in some exceptional cases even more than 2.5 m (8.2 ft) and over 100 kg (220 lbs). The often cited maximum length of 4.5 m (14.8 ft) comes from a single second-hand-report from the first half of the nineteenth century, and is not confirmed.[citation needed] The maximum-cited weight for the species is 200 kg (440 lbs). Source from Wikipedia.

1 hour on Albright 5 wt rod.

Courtesy from Mah’s camera

Courtesy from Mah’s camera

Arapaima feeding in Singapore Zoological Garden


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