Fisherman Catches 100kg Catfish In Spain River & Releases It
On a tiny island city like Singapore, anglers may not get many chances to catch large fish.
Meanwhile, in Spain, a fisherman made the catch of his career when a monster catfish took his bait.
After some commemorative photos with the 100kg giant, he released it back into the wild.
Fisherman catches 100kg catfish in River Ebro in Spain
On 15 Feb, a fisherman, Ditch Ballard, shared about his monster catch on Facebook.
While fishing for carps along River Ebro in Spain, he caught a giant Wels catfish instead.
Larger than most men, the catfish weighed 100kg and measured over 2.5 metres in length.
To make things more impressive, Mr Ballard shared that conditions were less than ideal when he pursued his catch.
Took him an hour to wrestle the fish
According to the seasoned angler, it was a chilly January night when the catfish decided to take his bait.
When he realised that he might have caught a catfish, Mr Ballard hopped on his boat and gave chase.
The giant fish reportedly pulled the boat for about 1km before Mr Ballard decided to reel it in.
“Each time the fish ran, I nearly lost a digit,” he shared.
“It was the biggest battle of my fishing career, yet I wouldn’t wish it on anyone”.
Angler eventually releases monster catfish
The Daily Mail reported that Mr Ballard released the catfish after catching it.
The catfish that he caught was supposedly 12kg lighter than the largest catfish caught in the Spain river.
According to the International Game Fish Association, the largest Wels catfish caught in history weighed 135kg.
However, it is said that the giant species can grow up to 5 metres long and weigh 306kg.
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Featured image adapted from Ebro Mad Cats on Facebook and Google Maps for illustration purposes only.
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