GROPUER WRECKFISH (Polyprion americanus)

Two huge wreckfish caught in Whakatane, New Zealand and IGFA world record.

Angler Brady Rowe with his prize capture - a 62.7kg landed in the Bay of Islands New Zealand.

A 57 kg - 122 pound wreckfish


The wreckfish, Polyprion americanus, is a marine, bathydemersal, and oceanodromous fish in the family Polyprionidae. It is found in the Eastern and Western Atlantic Ocean, Western Indian Ocean, and in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. It is also known as Stone Bass, because it inhabits rocky ledges and wrecks.Wreckfish are deep-water fish and can be found on the ocean bottom at depths between 40 and 600 m.

MAX SIZE: 220 lb / 100 kg
MAX LENGHT: 82 inch / 210 cm
MAX AGE: Probably over 50 years

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