BRITISH angler Ian Welch has landed a world record with this monster â€“ a giant stingray which is the biggest freshwater fish ever caught using a rod and line.
Ian hooked the FIFTY FIVE STONE beast â€“ which nearly pulled him over the side of the boat several times during a 90 MINUTE battle â€“ before he landed it.
It took THIRTEEN grown men to heave the fish â€“ which is the size of a garden shed â€“ out of the water.
Weighing 771lbs it smashed the previous record of 646lbs for a huge catfish caught in 2005.
Ian, a freshwater biologist, had been visiting Thailand to help with a stingray tagging programme when he hooked the denizen of the deep on the Maeklong River. …
Its body was 7ft long and 7ft wide its tail measured 10ft and its lethal venomous barb had to be wrapped in cloth while it was out of the water.
The giant freshwater stingray is listed as a vulnerable species on the International Union for Conservation of Natureâ€™s red list….
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Wow, that’s a big ray.