Known to be one of the largest freshwater fish in the world, the pirarucu can reach up to 15 feet in length and weigh upwards of 400 pounds. This fish dwells in the Amazon and Essequibo Basins of South America.
Robson Green of Extreme Fishing was able to haul this 100-plus-pound beast into the boat for the world to see with a good bit of help from his guide.
This species of fish has been pushed to the edge of extinction due to commercial fishing. Harvesting this fish is now illegal in Brazil in all but a few remote regions or by native peoples.
How about this harpoon toss?
To catch an uncommon giant that is still considered a dinosaur is quite amazing.
Conservation efforts have led to a belief in a rise of pirarucu population numbers, however they’re still listed as a data deficient species on the IUCN red list.