- A fisherman in Cambodia just set a new fishing world record for the largest freshwater fish ever caught.
- He was fishing the Mekong River in Cambodia when he hooked up to a 661-pound river monster that he reeled in using a rod and reel.
- The world record fish was reeled in, tagged, measured, weighed, and released with the assistance of scientists in the area.
A fisherman in Cambodia has set a new fishing world record after landing the largest freshwater fish ever caught using a rod and reel. The previous fishing record for ‘largest freshwater fish’ was a 646-pound Mekong giant catfish that was caught in Thailand back in 2005. This river monster crushed that record.
In order for a new fishing world record to be legitimate, it has to be caught by a single fisherman and it must be caught using a rod and reel. This means the angler can’t use a hand line or spear or pass the rod off to someone else if s/he gets tired. The fish must also be weighed on a…