14 Feb '12, 6am

Pakistani fishermen reel in monster whale shark weighing 20,000kg

Pakistani fishermen reel in monster whale shark weighing 20,000kg

What is the biggest catch you have landed? Well, fishermen in Pakistan struck gold when they reeled in a huge whale shark which measured over 12 metres long and weighed about 20,000 kilogrammes. The whale shark was located in the Arabian Sea, where it was found dead, floating in the water off the coast of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi. It was then brought to shore and sold for about $2,780 (USD$2,200) to Qasim Khan. Visitors were then charged 20 rupees (50 cents) to see the huge creature, but this was later stopped by police, who felt the public had a right to look at the immense catch for free. Said STOMPer Puffy , who read about the news online: "Wow. Just wow. "If I catch even a 1-metre-long fish, I am a happy fisherman. These guys managed to reel in a 12-metre-long monster! "I don't even know how they reeled it in. With great (yet triumphant) difficulty I woul...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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