Thailand Fishing Giant freshwater stingrays – 08 02 2013
UK angler Ben decided to try some Giant freshwater stingray fishing during his Thailand fishing holiday.
After arriving at the Maeklong River the angler was soon positioned in a wide section of the tidal river with baits in position.
After just over an hour one of the floats burst into life signalling a take from a Giant freshwater stingray.
Winding down into the unseen Giant freshwater stingray saw the stingray fishing rod arched over towards the water and line beginning to be pulled from the spool of the reel.
Constant pressure piled onto the stingray soon began to take its toll on the fish and saw the stingray quickly brought up from the depths.
The Giant freshwater stingray was promptly netted and transported to the riverside where it was estimated to weigh 20kg’s.
Ben continued to fish for the stingrays and was soon rewarded with another slighlty larger specimen of an estimated 35kg’s.
With there obviously being Stingrays in the area it was not long before Ben was connected to yet another Giant freshwater stingray which on this occasion was clearly larger than the previous fish.
The Giant freshwater stingray on this occasion fought much harder and clamped onto the bottom on several occasions in an attempt to evade capture.
Each time the angler positioned himself above the stingray and applied maximum leverage to prise the stingray from the bottom.
After a fifteen minute battle the Giant freshwater stingray was finally brought up from the depths and pulled into the waiting net.
The Giant freshwater stingray on this occasion was estimated to weigh 50kg’s and was quickly released after a few trophy shots.
With the angler having reached his three stingray limit for the day, the days Thailand stingray fishing came to an end early and the angler returned back to Bangkok.