Arapaima record shaker

A family holiday to Thailand ended with occasional angler Dawn Hull banking a potential world record - this huge 480lb arapaima from Gillhams Fishing Resort.

The Leicestershire-based rod made the long haul trip with her husband and son, Dan and Adrian, with the duo landing red tail catfish and Siamese carp over 100lb in the early stages of the holiday.

But it was Dawn who stole the show, banking the monster after it fell for a bunch of large pellets.

Fishery owner Stuart Gillham was on-hand to witness the memorable moment and he said: “It is definitely the largest fish a lady has ever caught here and records seem to suggest it could also set a new world record as the biggest freshwater fish caught by a female.”