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Arapaima fishing in Thailand

Big Predators bitting well moving in to the dry season

Lures and flies have been very productive lately, Some nice catches with a group of lads achieving their target of catching arapaima aswell as some nice alligator gar and redtail catfish catches. A monster catch estimated weighing close to the 100 kilos mark was caught  at the Ratchaburi “predator” lake by lady angler Allison Durand, from the USA.   Continue reading

How big can Arapaimas grow?

Written by Markus Buehler.
Photos courtesy of: Marcos Amend, Leandro Castello,Luis Claudio Marigo, Josae Marcio Ayres, Nathan Wardle.
The Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) is a big fish. Indeed a very big fish, especially for a freshwater species. But is the Arapaima, or Pirarucu as it is called in South America really the largest freshwater predator fish in the world, and how big can it actually grow? In popular and even scientific literature, as well as on the web, you can often read that this species can reach a length of 4.5m (14.7 feet) and a  weight of 200kg (440lb).
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