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This Orinoco Peacock Bass is a New World Record

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Check out this awesome Orinoco Peacock bass, a beauty that’s the biggest ever caught.

Angler Rafael F. Llamozas caught and released this gigantic Orinoco Peacock while fishing in Columbia, according to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).

The monster measured 67 cm, and was reeled in after a six-minute fight. Llamozas was using a payavon jig on February 26, 2014.

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The previous All-Tackle length record for Orinoco Peacock bass is a mere 35 cm, probably thanks to the fact that they are a relatively new target for trophy anglers.

The species is native to the Rio Orinoco basin in Venezuela and Colombia, and the Rio Negro in Brazil.

They’re markedly territorial and aggressive, and represent the amazing coloration that peacock bass are known for.

Have you ever caught a peacock bass? Let us know about it in the comments.

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This Orinoco Peacock Bass is a New World Record