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Catch Report
300lb Mekong Catfish Brace

PROFILE
Date:

22nd October 2011

Venue:
Target Species:
Anglers Names:
Martin & Ed Spence
Guide Names:
 
PICTURES
Mekong catfish fishing in Bangkok
170lb Mekong Catfish for Martin & son Ed at Bungsamran Lake in Bangkok
Catfish fishing Thailand
With Ed's Mekong weighing more than him - he struggled to lift it
Fishing in Bangkok Day Trips
This is Ed's 130b Mekong catfish held up for the cameras
STATISTICS
No. Fish Total:
15
Biggest Fish:
170lb & 130lb
 
REPORT

Martin Spence accompanied by his son Ed have been traveling around South East Asia together, including cycling from Laos to Thailand on a father - son adventure.

Coming towards the end of their travels a day of extreme fishing in Bangkok was on the cards - although they caught more than they bargained for!

Up until the afternoon most fish were around the 40lb bracket which already was testing the father-son duo's stamina; the final fish each was called for.

Martin's final fish literally steamed across the lake and very nearly spooled the reel of 250 meters of line before managing to turn the fish. A gallant fight and big struggle later a Mekong catfish of around 170lb was landed, Ed was to now catch his final fish before calling it a day.

Within seconds of the float hitting the water after Martin's beast was returned another enormous Mekong catfish had hit the bait and tore off across the lake again. Rather embarrassingly this Mekong catfish decided to go exactly the same direction as the previous giant fish forcing half a dozen other anglers around the lake to stop fishing while yet another huge fish was played in!

At around 130lb, Ed must be Fish Thailand's youngest angler to land such a big fish at just 14 years old. The picture says it all as the catfish heavier than Ed himself lays across his body! The brace at around 300lb is certainly the heaviest brace of Mekong catfish caught on successive casts for Fish Thailand.

   
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