|Ogling: A 200kg catfish caused a traffic jam in Long Xuyên City’s Mỹ Khánh Commune where hundreds of locals stopped to stare at it. VNS Photo Cửu Long|Viet Nam News
Hundreds of people who couldn’t resist the sight of a catfish as big as a small boat caused quite a stir in Long Xuyên Province.
A female trader living in a hamlet in Long Xuyên City’s Mỹ Khánh Commune had deposited the catfish in front of her house, causing a traffic jam.
The fish, 2.3 metres long weighing 200kg, was purchased from a fisherman who had caught it in the Mekong River in Cambodia.
A local fisherman named Tùng said he had never seen such a huge catfish.
“If I saw such a catfish in my fishnet, I would do nothing but run away.”
The trader sold the catfish to a restaurant in HCM City’s District 7 for around VNĐ450,000 – VNĐ600,000 (US$19.5-26) per kilo.
Lý Nhị Nghĩa, the restaurant owner, hired eight young men to transport the fish in a truck to HCM City.
“Our guests are very fond of this kind of catfish,” he said.VNS