Name: Giant mekong catfish (Pangasianodon gigas).
Status: Native and critically endangered in his natural habitat, the Mekong River. It is one of the largest freshwater fish worldwide growing to max size of 300 kg +. Because of his enormous growing rates and fighting power the Mekong Cat is stocked to many waters. In the wild it is a rare fish on the verge of extinction due to over fishing and dam building projects which block the migration routes to its spawning grounds. Definitely one of the strongest freshwater fish world-wide. We catch them sometimes at Dreamlake Fishing Resort and regularly at Borsang Lake in Chiang mai sized up to 55kg. Average 10-30 kg.
Best bait: Bread-Mix on a method feeder