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Fer all you catfish lovers out there.


BANGKOK, Thailand This big one did not get away.


Thai fishermen netted a 646-pound catfish believed to have been the world's largest freshwater fish ever caught in Thailand, a researcher said Thursday.


The nearly 9-foot-long Mekong giant catfish was landed May 1 by villagers in Chiang Khong, a remote district in northern Thailand, and weighed by Thai fisheries department officials, said Zeb Hogan, who leads an international project to locate and study the world's largest freshwater fish species.


He confirmed it was the heaviest fish on record since Thailand started keeping such statistics in 1981.


The fishermen had hoped to sell the fish to environmental groups, which planned to release it to spawn upriver, but it died before it could be handed over and then was chopped up and sold in pieces to villagers as food.


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While not nearly as big as that monster, this was caught (by yours truly) on rod and reel. 7' lightweight, 10lb test, from the surf in Nantucket(off the coast of MA) a few years back. 45 inches long, and over 40lbs...


For those who don't fish, it's a north atlantic striped bass, mighty fighters, and major good on the grill!!!



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