Large Goldfish Caught

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Large Goldfish Caught

Post by Matthew Brown » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:58 pm

Found this story on the intranet at work.

More of the Giant Siamese Carp taken from the w w
Thai guide in record carp catch

Picture courtesy of Jean Francois Helias
One angling guide from Thailand has managed to catch what is believed to be the largest carp ever caught in the history of sport fishing.

Fishing Adventures Thailand professional guide Kik's carp was found to weigh some 265 pounds (120 kg) after he caught it on the Bung Sam Lan Lake on July 2nd.

The guide had only gone out to the waterway to test a new custom-built fishing rod he had been developing and ended up catching the largest Siamese giant carp ever recorded.

Kik, who has been a guide at Jean-Francois Helias' team since its inception, is not just an expert angler, being renowned for his status as one of Thailand's pre-eminent rod builders and water lure hand-makers.

Paul Sharman, of Fish & Fly, says: "I think this story will be of huge interest to the freshwater fishing world and is a credit to Jean-Francois Helias and his amazing team of guides in Thailand."

The Fishing Adventures Team is renowned for holding a host of achievements, including 129 IGFA world records.

They also hold the record for the biggest fish ever caught on rod or line, a 185kg Arapaima gigas in the summer
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Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:06 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Another one to look out for is the mahseer - a "carp with teeth" that lives in fast streams in the Indian region.

My old man caught one on a lure when he drove across the continent in a Kombi years ago - he hasn't stopped talking about it since!

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Post by meter_seeker » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:55 pm

that's one ugly critter :shock:
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Post by scottmac » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:49 pm

This fish was caught at the same park as I caught the mekong Powertail.(See post in this section)

THE home of the biggest, meanest Powertail going! But don't let the word get out, we wouldn't want to destoy the Powertail tourism we are atracting in the N.T.!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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