The massive fish weighed slightly over 50kg — just about 2kg short of the state record, according to wildlife officials. A man in North Carolina, USA, has caught a catfish the size of his upper body.
Riahn Brewington said he caught the giant catfish last week in the Cape Fear River after spending about 30 minutes battling with it at the end of his fishing line.
Brewington told WTVR-TV: “He took all of the string out two times, and I thought I was going to lose him. “I didn’t realise how big he was until I actually got my hands underneath him.”
Brewington shared photos of his impressive catch on Facebook.