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    • January 16, 2016 7:05 PM
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      Alligator Gar

      I was surprised to learn that the Alligator Gar was introduced to Thailand from the U.S.  I would love to catch one of the big boys in either place.  They can get as big as 100K and 2m in lenght and have lots of sharp teeth.  Anyone ever caught one?  If so, where?

       

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    • January 17, 2016 11:58 PM
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      Re: Alligator Gar

      Bit of info here:

      https://igfa.org/Learn/The-Gar.aspx

      Interestingly, Tony mentioned tonight that he had seen something on one of the Thai fishing sites saying that the IGFA no longer accepts cathes for World records from Thailand's pay ponds, I will follow up on this in the coming days.

    • January 18, 2016 1:42 AM
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      Re: Alligator Gar

      This was the text "We Currently Have 43 Species Over The Current IGFA World Records, unfortunately due to changes in the IGFA Rules as of 11th January 2014 NO Further Claims Can Be Made From Fishing Parks, Only From the Wild Dams and Rivers".

      It came from the Palm Tree Lagoon website records page http://www.palmtreelagoon.co.uk/our_igfa_world_records.html

    • January 20, 2016 9:31 AM
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      Re: Alligator Gar

      Yes the Aligator Gar is from the Southern States in America. Unfortunately, mainly due to them looking so gnarlry they have been almost eradicated over the last 150 years.

      Here's how big they used to get, just for Simon - the full fat version.

    • January 25, 2016 3:43 AM
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      Re: Alligator Gar

      The alligator gar always reminds me of some bizarre prehistoric beast. That black and white picture is crazy! As much as I love a good fight when I'm reeling something in, I'm not sure how happy I'd be to see one of those on my line.

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