International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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perch, nile
(Lates niloticus)

(Linneaus, 1758); CENTROPOMIDAE FAMILY; also called giant perch, Niger perch Endemic to the African continent, they can be found in rivers and lakes in tropical regions. It is known to be present in the Blue and White Niles, the Niger and Benue rivers, and in lakes Rudolph, Albert, Tanganyika, Fayoum, and Menzaleh. Good Nile perch fishing is well known below the Aswan Dam and at the junction of the Blue and White Niles. Until recently, there were no Nile perch in Lake Victoria, but recent introductions of this species into Lake Victoria have been extremely successful, and the species is said...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
104.32 kg (230 lb 0 oz)Lake Nasser, Egypt20-Dec-2000William TothRecord Details