The unbelievable animals (2)

  • Villagers watch Chen De Lai (right) and Chen De Jun kill the catfish and cutt it into pieces. Photo courtesy: Guang Ming Daily

  • Liang De’s wife, Liang Mei Zhen carries the giant loach by both hands and she said that it is the biggest loach she has ever seen so far. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily

  • Iit is difficult for Liang De to carry the giant loach as it is too heavy. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily

  • Abnormal pomfrets. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily

  • Giant frogs. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily

Giant catfish

SEKINCHAN, Friday 7 January 2011 – A fishing enthusiast of Kampung Sekinchan A caught a 6-feet-long catfish weighed 64kg from a river. He had cooked it and shared it with the villagers.

Xie Lian You, 27 years old, who has been engaged in the metal recycling industry, went fishing last Thursday with his friends, Liu De Kun, Chen De Jun and Chen De Lai by a small motorboat. They accidentally caught a giant catfish after casting the fishing net into the river.

He said that everyone was excited, nervous, stimulated when catching the catfish. Four of them had spent some time to pull the catfish ashore and drove it back to Liu De Kun’s house to let the villagers to have a look of the rarely seen giant catfish.

Almost all of the villagers there rushed to see the giant catfish. They also watched the killing process of the catfish. The meat of the catfish was given out to some of the villagers so that they could taste it too.

Cooking and sharing the catfish

Xie Lian You likes to spend his spare time by fishing with his friends at the river.

He said that he and his friends always caught Pennant fish, catfish and Gareth fish at the river in the past few years and Gareth fish was most frequently caught by them.

"This is my first time catching such a big catfish and it was even longer than a man. We gave the meat of the catfish to some friends after we had cut it into pieces," said Xie.

According to them, the villagers there had caught a big catfish that was similar to this giant catfish but its weight was lighter. The giant catfish being caught this time has broken the record.

Giant loach
KUALA LUMPUR – Fishing enthusiast from Bakau, Negeri Sembilan, Liang De, 56, recently caught a rarely seen 10-kg giant loach at a river of the countryside of Kuala Lumpur.

He said that he had spent an hour to get the fish. It was caught after he had put his fishing rod with bait into the river for half an hour. He just managed to pull the fish up after another half an hour struggling with it.

He pointed out that as the river was not very deep hence it was hard to see such a big fish in it. Due to this reason, he was uneasy while struggling with the loach as he had no idea what was it. When the loach was exhausted, its head surfaced and he only then, he knew that it was a giant catfish.

The loach was 44 inches long and it was as tall as a 6-year-old child. It weighed 9kg 500 grams.

Abnormal pomfrets

TAIPING – Two abnormal pomprets swimming upside down were recently found in Taiping.

The two pomprets are kept by Fishing City Marine Pet Shop. They have sunken middle parts and they always swim upside down. It is indeed an astonishing view that is rarely seen.

Giant frog

PASIR MAS – Is it a thousand-year-old toad or a hundred-year-old giant frog?

Mohammad Mukeli, 5, from Kelantan Pasir Mas was happly playing with a large frog that weighed 1.3kg.

His father Ramli, 53, found the frog at the backyard of their house. This kind of frog is called “Limnonectus” and is rarely seen. A frog like this can grow until 10 to 15 cm long. Translated by Lim Liy Ee/ Sin Chew Daily

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