84-Pound Girl Catches 193-Pound Wels Catfish

When 11-year-old Jessica Wanstall says she caught a fish thiiiiiiiis big, extending her arms away from her body as far … Continued

When 11-year-old Jessica Wanstall says she caught a fish thiiiiiiiis big, extending her arms away from her body as far as they can go, it still won’t be enough. That’s be cause the 4-foot 10-inch angler, who weighs 84 pounds, caught a 9-foot catfish that weighed 193 pounds.

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It is a world record for a freshwater fish caught by a person 16 or younger.

From the Daily Mail:
Jessica, from Sittingbourne, Kent, hooked the fish during a trip with her father to the Ebro River in North-East Spain. She said: “I didn’t [realize] just how big it was until I saw the photos afterwards. I look tiny next to it.

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