On 4 February 2015 angler Richard Hart landed a 420 lb Arapaima also called Pirarucu. This is the new official rod & reel world record and the heaviest freshwater fish ever taken with fly tackle. Hart, accompanied by three native guides, was casting from a 20-foot canoe and needed only 20 minutes to land the fish. Once landed, Hart and the guides worked quickly to safely document the fish. The species is legally protected against hunting and harvesting by the government of Guyana. The giant was caught beyond Corona falls. It was 410 cm in length and 215 cm in girth.
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