World record Chao Phraya catfish for UK angler

This world record 146lb 8oz Chaophraya catfish has been caught from Thailand by UK angler Gavin Clarke.

The specimen took over an hour to land during a guided trip with Fishing Adventures Thailand’s Jean-Francois Helias after the Reading-based rod fooled it with a live tilapia hookbait.

The fish was released unharmed rather than ‘risking its life’ by putting it through the IGFA requested procedure needed to claim an official record. The current IGFA All Tackle record for this species is 136lb. Gavin rounded off the day with the capture of a pb redtail tiger catfish of 37lb.   

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