Biggest carp caught in Thailand sets
17] The biggest carp was caught in Thailand by a local fisherman
known only as Kik who works as a guide for mainly European sportsmen.The
monster was caught on a homemade rod but was too heavy for the angler's
Kik belongs to the Jean-Francois Helias' Fishing Adventures team
and was trying to catch a Mekong catfish.
Instead he hooked the Siamese Giant Carp, or Catlocarpio
siamensis, which was one of five giant carp put into the lake 23
Since then, only one other has been caught but
anglers will now surely be drawn to the Bung Sam Lan Lake to try
and land one of the "biggies". Jean-Francois Helias said: "Kik was
guiding an American client at the lake and took with him his own
custom built rod. "He was planning to hook and play a Mekong giant
catfish to test the rod. "But he hooked the catch of a lifetime
that some anglers would sell their soul to the devil for. "The Siamese
Giant Carp we estimated at weighing just over 120kg or 265 pounds.
She may be a tiny bit bigger but to say 120kg is fine with us.
is the biggest carp ever caught on rod and line in the history of
"It was a difficult fish to picture because it
was so big and we had to call for help. And the fish kept slapping
people with its tail. "It was raining heavily, but we managed to
get it photographed."