A man from Tenby has made a record breaking catch, hooking an 18-and-a half-stone catfish with a piece of sweetcorn while on holiday in Thailand.
Retired Royal Navy officer David Kent was on holiday with his wife Isabel when he caught the 7ft-long Meekong Catfish.
The fish was weighed in a giant sling and tipped the scales at 260lbs. The couple later checked and found the existing World record for a Giant Meekong Catfish was 190lbs.
54-year-old Mr. Kent said the fish must have been hungry after it went for his bait, a small piece of sweetcorn.
“It was a good fight and at one point I had to get into the lake to keep up with it.
“But after 55 minutes, I managed to bring it towards the bank and into my net,” he added.
It took Mr. Kent and two men to support the creature for a photograph to prove it was not just another fishy tale.