Old 07-31-2011, 03:57 PM
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What a Whopper!

This monster from the deep has netted a British angler a place in the record books.
The whopper, caught by plucky Chris Grimmer, is the biggest albino catfish ever caught by an angler.
The 8ft beast tipped the scales at 194lbs - 2lbs heavier than the previous best by blind woman angler Shelia Penfold last year.
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Chris, a 35-year-old ground worker, spent 30 minutes trying to reel in the white catfish after it took his bait.
Chris, from Sheffield, toasted the record catch with a bottle of champagne which he and his friends drank on the river bank.

He and three pals had been on a week's fishing trip to the River Ebro, near Barcelona, Spain, when he snared the record catfish.
The fish was so big that Chris' rod bent over double when it took his bait of halibut pellets.

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He said: 'It took my reel and stripped it and it was then that I knew it was a big one.
'At that moment our tour guide had popped off to get some food and one of us phoned to tell him and he couldn't get back quick enough.
'It took me ages to bring it in, it was like trying to reel in a bus.
'One of my mates went into the water to help lift it out.
'By that time the guide had come back and he got it in the weigh sling.
'I was jumping down the bank when I realised it was a record and ended up in the water.
'I was proper tired afterwards and could hardly walk but it was worth it.'
The albino fish was returned to the water safe and well after being caught.
Ashley Scott, the guide from Catmaster Tours who organised the trip, said: 'We know what the records are for catfish so we realised straight away that it was a record.
'There was mayhem on the bank with people cheering and clapping. We had bottle of champagne to celebrate it and Chris poured a drop into the river for the
Sheila Penfold, from Wandsworth, South London, caught her 192lb albino catfish last October.
The biggest catfish ever caught in the world is a staggering 646lb - or 46 stone - Giant Mekong Catfish caught in Thailand in 2005.

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Old 07-31-2011, 04:16 PM
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Awesome fish!

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Old 07-31-2011, 06:00 PM
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We have catfish that big down here...they aren't albino though

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There was a River Monsters episode about the catfish in Rio Ebro. It had a pretty neat explanation for why the fish there got so big.

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Nice catch.

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River well known for big ass fish

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fuckin hell! amazing

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