World record stingray

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  1. chikaboo

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    [​IMG]World record as British angler lands 55-stone stingray that's FIVE TIMES his weight

    It took 90 minutes to land, 13 men to heave it out of the water... and weighed 55 stone when they finally got it to the scales.
    So it's little wonder that when Ian Welch first hooked the record stingray, it almost pulled him into the river.
    Mr Welch, who weighs 111/2 stone, said: 'It dragged me across the boat and would have pulled me in, had my colleague not grabbed my trousers.'
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    It was THIS big: Ian Welch, centre, poses with his world record-breaking catch
    The angler, from Aldershot, Hampshire, was fishing in Thailand when he landed the ray, which is the biggest freshwater fish to be caught with a rod.
    The biologist was helping with a stingray tagging programme on the Maeklong River, when he hooked the fish.
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    The monster turned out to be female - and pregnant
     
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    woah that is big. must show mek this:)
     
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    Whould LOVE 1 of those in my system!!!!!!!! Hahaha
    Its huge
     
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    wow:) was she released? i do hope so
     
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    Damn..... thats 349.26Kg, what a monstor!
     
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    Ray was released safely after been tagged, seems like the rivers of the world are getting dangerous, The Breede, world record Zambezi, and now this one. Shees better start checking out my dive spots a bit more carefully.
     
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    I'd like a system big enough to host one. I recon 1Ml should be fine:)
     
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    Wow, and it's a freshwater stingray too :eek:
     
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    Wow that is awsome!
     
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    Absolutely Unbelievable!!
     

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