Kelvin Ng released the ladyfish safely after taking measurements (Photo: IGFA)

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.

A white clouser fly (Photo: Saltwaterflies.com)
A white clouser fly (Photo: Saltwaterflies.com)

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.

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