The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Fisherman lands whooping 161kg grouper
MIRI : A fisherman landed a huge catch weighing a whopping 161kg during a fishing trip to waters off
Kuala Baram last Thursday.
The giant grouper was caught in his trawling net and was hauled up to the boat with help from friends on board the fishing vessel.
According to the lucky fisherman, who only wished to be known as Rahman, this was the first time he had caught such a monstrous-size fish.
“This is unforgettable. Since I started fishing in1982, this is the first time I caught a fish weighing more that 150kg,” he said.
Not long after unloading his catch, Rahman was immediately approached by a restaurant owner who wanted to buy the huge catch, said to be about RM12,000.
After some haggling, the giant grouper was sold for a price that was not revealed, but was agreed by both men.