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Tenby man catches record breaking giant catfish in Thailand

David Kent's holiday fishing trip landed him a record-breaking seven foot long Meekong catfish (Photo: Wales News)

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.


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