Giant Mekong Catfish – 160 Pound Monster Landed

4 09 2009

Caught on rod and line using rice bran flower, this 160 pound monster took over 45 minutes to land.  The video clip was filmed while fishing with freinds at Bung Samran in Bangkok, Thailand.

The species is endangered in the wild but is very common in sport fishing venues across Thailand.   The Thai goverment sponsers a breeding program which releases Giant Mekong Delta Catfish (Pangasianodon gigas) into the wild and the project is funded partly by the sales of juvenile fish to sport fishing venues.

More details, with locations and venue details are available at the fishing pages of




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