Two me­tres long – but how heavy?

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

THIS huge cat­fish mea­sur­ing well over two me­tres long gave its cap­tor a fight he will never for­get.

Rad­i­cal and Black Cat test an­gler Jo­hann Trop­pacher was fish­ing the River Po in North­ern Italy when he woke to a scream­ing alarm at 5.45 am.

He was fish­ing to some snags at around 350m from the bank, so he jumped into his boat and bat­tle com­menced.

Jo­hann hung on for dear life as the giant moggy made for the veg­e­ta­tion. Its lunges were so pow­er­ful that he had to free the line twice from trees on the wa­ter­line.

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