A catfish weighing in excess of 110lb has been landed from Bluebell Lakes in Northamptonshire.
The giant fish was captured by Coalville rod, Adi White - and landed after a hectic 75 minute battle.
39, explained: "I hooked the fish around midday, and didn't slip the
net under it until 1.15, so its fair to say it gave a very good account
Because of its sheer size, it was a very difficult
fish to weigh, and when I did finally get most of it in the sling, half
of its tail was still on the floor - so I will never truly know its
exact weight. With it being such a special fish, I was just happy to
have caught it though - and keen to see it swim away safely, so I didn't
want it to be out of the water for to long.
I caught the giant on a CC Moore Meteor boilie and popper, which I glugged in Meteor liquid for extra attraction.
popped the bait up around two feet off the bottom, and cast around 60
yards, where I found a hard bottom, with a little weed growth. I
actually lost something earlier on in the session, which in hindsight
could even have been the same fish.
I was a little shell
shocked after I returned the fish to the water, and didn't fish in the
afternoon. It was the fish of a lifetime."