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197-pound catfish caught in Spain



Daily Record (UK)

Sep 28 2002

ANGLER Glen Patterson needed two of his pals to hold him while he struggled for 35 minutes to land this monster.

The 8ft, 14-stone catfish hurled him to the ground on a river bank in northern Spain.

At 197lbs, it's reckoned to be the biggest catfish caught in Europe. The previous record was held by an Austrian who hooked a 185lb beast. It also shook the current world record 202lb catfish, caught in Kazakhstan.

Glen, 30, of Tamworth, Staffordshire, said: "I thought I'd caught a whale. It looked like a man-eating shark."

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