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

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle104.32 kg (230 lb 0 oz)Lake Nasser, Egypt20-Dec-2000William TothRecord DetailsHistory Details