OILFISH (Ruvettus pretiosus)

This oilfish at just over 220 lb -100 kg which is over 22 kg more than the current IGFA all tackle record, was caught on "Ultimate Lady" while drifting for swordfish.

A 110 lb - 50 kg oilfish caught in the night in Borneo. www.borneoangling.com

An oilfish caught in New Zealand. http://www.fishing.net.nz

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The oilfish, (Ruvettus pretiosus), is a species of snake mackerel with a wide distribution in tropical and temperate oceans. This predator fish can be found at depths of from 800 to 900 metres (300 to 3.000 feet).

Very few is known about the fishing of this deep ocean fish.

MAX SIZE: 240 lb / 110 kg
MAX LENGTH: 70 inch / 180 cm
MAX AGE: Unknown

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