Complete transparency here: I am the world’s worst fisherman. Literally, I have dropped a line in a stock pond and not gotten a bite. Consequently, usually anything associated with the angling world doesn’t move the needle for me. That’s not to say I don’t feel totally emasculated when Catherine Lane posts things like this on her Instagram, I do.
That being said, I am always intrigued by “The Biggest _____” or “The Most Unusual _____” in any walk. So, when I came across the headline, “World’s Largest Freshwater Fish Caught,” I had to check it out.
First off, who knew that there were freshwater stingrays? Certainly not me. Anway, this gigantic, dinosaur-like stingray was caught in Cambodia. It measured almost 13 feet (snout to tail) and weighed in at just under 660 pounds. In case you were wondering, the previous titleholder for largest freshwater fish was a 646-pound catfish caught in Thailand in 2005. Begging the question, what’s in the waters in Asia that’s producing these ginormous fish?!