OVERSEAS CATFISH – 228 lb
76.6% of World record
“I had three wels catfish, the first was around 18 lb, the second was 170 lb, and the third was 2.51 m long and weighed 228 lb, but it was not completely off the ground when, so was probably in excess of 228 lb.
“All of the fish were caught on live barbel,” added Simon.
The Po holds the official World record for wels catfish, with a 297 lb 9 oz beast that was caught by Attila Zsedely back in 2010.