Craig Harling, Shift Manager at Pillar Wedge, was shocked when he reeled in a gigantic Catfish whilst carp fishing at Home Farm Fishery in Cheshire. Craig’s 15lb line and 52 inch net wasn’t enough to get the 6ft long, 48lb fish out of the water, and he required the assistance of others nearby, which was finally pulled from the water an hour later.
Craig said: “This is the biggest fish I’ve ever caught, and I was delighted when I received praise from renowned Angler Kevin Nash, offering his congratulations. I am hoping to visit the lake again soon, and see if I can smash this record.”
Craig with his monster catch!
The fish was returned safely to the water.