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Old 01-08-2011, 04:17 PM
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This giant fish has netted a British angler a place in the record books. The whopper, caught by Chris Grimmer from Sheffield, is the biggest albino catfish ever caught by an angler. The 8ft beast tipped the scales at 194lbs - 2lbs heavier than the previous best caught by blind angler Shelia Penfold last year. Chris spent 30 minutes trying to reel in the white catfish after it took his bait. He and three pals had been on a week's fishing trip to the River Ebro, near Barcalona, Spain, when he snared the record catfish. The albino fish was returned to the water safe and well after being caught. The biggest catfish ever caught in the world is a staggering 646lb - or 46 stone - Giant Mekong Catfish caught in Thailand in 2005.



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Need a few chips to go with that...
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Blimey, I go river fishing, used to do sea fishing years ago, if I caught a fish that size it would scare the living daylights out of me!!! His arms must have been killing after that!!!!
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Those are rumoured locally to have eaten sheep.... and small children.... bit of a local legend about Wels in Spain.
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Albino cats are old hat,id want a piebald or nothin
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When I used to work in an aquatics centre we sometimes used to stock or order wels catfish for customers until the law changed.
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Albino cats are old hat,id want a piebald or nothin
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