Thursday, February 26, 2015

Giant 8ft 9in catfish weighing 266 pounds caught in Italy is thought to be the biggest ever reeled in with a rod and line

 Dino Ferrari hooked the huge wels catfish, which was 2.67m in length, last week in the Po Delta in Italy

A fisherman has caught a giant 8ft 9in long catfish weighing 19 stone - and it could be the biggest ever caught with the humble rod and line.  

Dino Ferrari hooked the huge wels catfish, which was 2.67m in length, last week in the Po Delta in Italy.

The cannibalistic wels catfish, also known as the sheatfish, is native to Europe and can grow as long as 13ft and up to 62st - but it is exceedingly rare to catch one that is over two metres long.

More @ Daily Mail

6 comments:

  1. Now that's a lot for a R&R. They have 'em that big (or bigger) down in Louisiana.

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    1. They have 'em that big (or bigger) down in Louisiana.

      I didn't know that.

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  2. Yep. One place I know of, the divers won't go down.

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  3. Wow, that would need a ton of grits to be made to go with that catfish! Is a chainsaw required to filet that beast?
    Ray in Toombs

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