360lb holiday Arapaima

This cracking 360lb arapaima was the highlight of Jeremy Smith’s holiday at Gillhams Fishing Resort in Thailand.

The huge specimen was tempted by the Somerset-based rod with a single pellet and after a powerful fight was eventually beaten with the help of a 6lb test curve carp rod and 35lb mainline.

The session could have been even more memorable for Jeremy as on his last cast of the trip he hooked in to arapaima over seven feet in length and estimated to weigh 450-500lb. Unfortunately after playing it for over 40 minutes his line parted and the fish escaped.