It was a lucky day for one fisherman from Ubon on Sunday after he caught 16 giant catfish worth half a million baht in one morning.
Boon Siton, 57, said he cast his net into the Mekong River and had to ask for help from his friends when he couldn’t pull it ashore by himself. When they finally pulled the net out the water he’d caught 11 giant catfish.
Feeling lucky he cast the net again and managed to catch another five fish.
The total weight of his haul was 2,520 kilos that netted him the tidy sum of 500,000 baht.
He told reporters he shared some of his newfound wealth with his friends who’d helped him.