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American adventurer Jeff Corwin catches a monster Giant freshwater stingray
Jeff Corwin American television presenter and conservationist has just finished filming his latest nature documentary Ocean Mysteries for ABC in Thailand at the Maeklong River.
Jeff Corwin was guided by the Fishsiam Ltd team whilst working closely alongside the VRMC from Chulalongkorn Univeristy under the direction of Dr.Nantarika Chanuse in a study of Giant freshwater stingrays at the Maeklong River.
On a relatively short three day research and conservation trip Jeff Corwin was involved in the recapture and release of a gigantic Giant freshwater stingray which could potentially break the record for the worlds largest freshwater fish.
The Giant freshwater stingray with a length of over 14ft and width of 8ft the Giant freshwater stingray was estimated to weigh between 300-350kg's.
The Giant freshwater stingray was recognised as a recapture from a previous tagging project with Zeb Hogan from National Geographic which had grown significantly in the last six years and has provided a much needed insight into the growth and possible age of the awesome Giant freshwater stingray in Thailand.
Check out the awesome video at Jeff Corwin's facebook page and tune into Ocean Mysteries on ABC TV.
Giant freshwater stingrays in Thailand with National Geographic
In the course of the last seven years Fishsiam has been engaged in some highly adventurous and pioneering fishing on several of Thailand's wildest and unexplored tidal river systems.
In a short seven year period Fishsiam has accounted for over 400 individual captures of Giant freshwater stingrays or (Himantura Chaophraya) with massive weights to an estimated 350kg's / 770lb.
The monster stingray caught by Anglers Mail journalist Ian Welch during the filming of Monster Fish had a massive 2.45m wingspan and was tamed after a battle lasting 50 minutes.
On inspection by scientists from Chulalongkorn University and Dr Zeb Hogan the massive Giant Freshwater Stingray was identified as being a large female and was found to be in the advanced stages of pregnancy.
Jeremy Wade River Monsters Thailand
Fishsiam also guided for adventure angler Jeremy Wade to film the highly acclaimed River Monsters Death Ray show in Thailand at the Maeklong River.
After an epic battle which saw Jeremy Wade pushed to his physical limits the adventure angler and fish biologist finally landed his own Thailand River Monster in the shape of a massive 200kg Giant Freshwater stingray.
On examination by scientists from Chulalongkorn University the Giant freshwater stingray gave birth to live newborns as the River Monsters film crew captured this amazing moment on film.
If you would like to follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Wade, Zeb Hogan and Jakub Vagner fishing in Thailand for Giant freshwater stingrays contact us for more information.
Jakub Vagner Big Fish Man Thailand Stingray show
World renowned angler Jakub Vagner airs on June 6 on Discovery and Quest TV with Jakub facing his toughest fishing challenge yet! Jakub Vagner searches the Chaophraya and Mae klong Rivers in search of the Giant freshwater stingray in Thailand fishing for what is widely described as the largest freshwater fish on Earth.
During his amazing Thailand fishing trip Jakub searches for bait in the mud flats, works with scientists from Chulalongkorn University on the ongoing stingray research program before breaking a rod whilst doing battle with a Giant freshwater stingray.
Jakub Vagner continues his Thailand fishing trip guided by Fishsiam and loses a gigantic stingray after a two hour battle before landing more small freshwater stingrays but is evaded by the monster he is searching for
On the final day of fishing Jakub lands a a very large male Giant freshwater stingray with a width of 1.73m estimated to weigh 170kg's.
Tune in to Big Fish Man on Discovery and Quest TV to see the full episode and Jakub's amazing capture.
Fishsiam has been Giant freshwater stingray fishing in Thailand for the last seven years at both the Maeklong River at Samut Songkran and the Ban Pakong River in Chachoengsao.
Arapaima fishing in Thailand holidays are one of our most popular fishing packages catering for anglers wishing to fish for the largest scaled freshwater fish in the world.
Predator fishing in Thailand offers a wide range of both native and imported species of monster fish with the opportunity for anglers to fish for various native Thailand fish species such as Giant Snakehead, Goonch Catfish and the Dog Eating Catfish Chaophraya Catfish or alternatively an increasingly growing number of other exotic Amazon monster fish species such as Arapaima, Sorubim, and Redtail Catfish.
Thailands Giant Mekong Catfish is another contender for the worlds largest freshwater fish and should be included in any Thailand fishing holiday itinerary.
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