While fly fishing off the coast of Langkawi last month, local angler, Kelvin Ng, hooked a massive 83-cm long ladyfish.
His catch was 20cm longer than the standing record in the International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) record books.
According to the IGFA website, Kelvin was utilising a white clouser (a type of fly), and it took him about 12 minutes to land the fish.
Once caught, the ladyfish was measured and released safely.
Kelvin’s catch qualifies him for the IGFA All-Tackle Length category.
Typically, ladyfish can grow to a maximum length of 100cm and weigh about 10kg.
The scientific name for this fish is Elopidae and in other parts of the world, they are also known as skipjacks, jack-rashes, or tenpounders.
Ladyfish habituate coastal waters and are usually found in tropical and subtropical regions.
They feed on smaller fish and crustaceans.
For more fishing records, visit the IGFA website.