Catfish Newbie Boats New European Record

British school caretaker Carl Smith recently decided to try catfishing in Spain and almost wound up dragged into the River Ebro. Instead, he claimed a new record for European wels catfish—thanks in part to two buddies who held on to the angler, preventing the 226-pound behemoth from catching him, instead of the other way around. Smith weighed, measured, and photographed the fish before releasing it. Here's the whole story.