Adrian catches 165lb whopper

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Adrian Hancock has been celebrating after landing two monster fish in one day.

The international angler, from Chesterfield, hooked the giant Mekong catfish in Thailand, where he has a home.

He pulled the leviathans out of the Bungsanran fishing lake which is sited near the country’s capital of Bangkok.

The first one - pictured above - took Adrian an exhausting 90 minutes to bring out of the water.

And it tipped the scales at around 165lbs while the second weighed in at 130lbs.

A delighted Adrian said: “It has taken me five years of fishing at Bungsanran to catch a fish which weighed more than 150 pounds and then I landed two monsters in the same day. I was over the moon.’’

Adrian used a mix of rice husk for bait to lure the fish - which Adrian returned to the water - on to the hook.

For those who interested in the technical details, Adrian tackled up with Shimano 6500 reels loaded with 26kg teclon gold mono and used Shimano Beastmaster rods.

Adrian (above right) is pictured with fishing pals Kik and Yammi and the giant Mekgon catfish.