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You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 22, 2022 09:49AM
BBC News
World's largest freshwater fish found in Mekong, scientists say
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BBC News -
A 300kg (661lb) stingray caught in the Mekong river in Cambodia is the
biggest freshwater fish ever documented, scientists say.
It unseated the previous record-holder, a 646lb (293kg) Mekong giant
catfish caught in Thailand in 2005.
There is no official record-keeping or database of the world's biggest
freshwater fish.
The stingray was tagged & successfully released.


(661lbs. measuring 13ft long X 7.2ft wide)



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Re: You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: DP
Date: June 22, 2022 09:57AM
I thought this might be about a Huey being hauled up out of the river...

I'm glad it was tagged and released!





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Re: You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: June 22, 2022 10:14AM
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Woo honey, you look like someone just poured you into that...

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Re: You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: steve...
Date: June 22, 2022 11:02AM
I would have guessed that a Sturgeon was the biggest freshwater fish.

The largest sturgeon on record was a beluga female captured in the Volga Delta in 1827, measuring 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in) long and weighing 1,571 kg (3,463 lb).

Wikipedia





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Re: You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 22, 2022 11:34AM
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steve...
I would have guessed that a Sturgeon was the biggest freshwater fish.

The largest sturgeon on record was a beluga female captured in the Volga Delta in 1827, measuring 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in) long and weighing 1,571 kg (3,463 lb).

Wikipedia

But they're like salmon which migrate into fresh water to spawn.
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Re: You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 22, 2022 11:53AM
I saw that yesterday, but it didn't say what they did with the Ray. I am glad it was released. Those things are amazing to watch in the water





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Re: You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 22, 2022 12:00PM
It indicates that at least parts of the Mekong are fairly healthy if they can to support a ray that size.



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Re: You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 22, 2022 12:15PM
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ka jowct
It indicates that at least parts of the Mekong are fairly healthy if they can to support a ray that size.
That is a good take-away from this story. grinning smiley
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Re: You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: June 22, 2022 01:11PM
re: Mekong giant catfish

Looks like this as an adult...



And is endangered.

But the babies are sold in pet stores as a 2-inch "pangasius" for little kids to raise in small tanks. (200 gallons is a good starter-size for these fish.)



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Re: You'll need a bigger fishing boat on the Mekong River.
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 23, 2022 09:07AM
Didn’t Jeremy Wade do an episode or two on the Mekong? Seems to me there was a river ray in one of those.



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