World's Largest Stingray

A stingray weighing nearly 800-pounds, measuring in at 8-feet wide and 14-feet long, was caught by American TV show host Jeff Corwin on the Mae Klong river in Thailand earlier this week. It was so large that several men on board a small fishing boat had to take it in turns to help on the rod during the 2-hour ordeal. After getting it alongside the boat the ray was pulled into a specially-prepared pen where 7 people lifted it out of the water so it could be properly measured. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

800 Pound Stingray
800 Pound Stingray
800 Pound Stingray
800 Pound Stingray
800 Pound Stingray

Corwin said: “The battle to bring this giant fish to the boat was epic and it took many hours and multiple guys rotating off and on the reel. The experience was a true highlight of the series, not only connecting with a record-sized ray but being a part of cutting edge science.”

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