280 lb. catfish!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    Wig related because of "cat" in title

    SEE IT: Italian fisherman catches 280-pound catfish
    BY Joel Landau
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 4:54 PM
    [​IMG] Sportex Italia via Facebook Italian fisherman Dino Ferrari caught a massive catfish in Italy‚Äôs Po Delta last week.
    A fisherman made quite the catch when he reeled in a 280-pound catfish.

    Dino Ferrari captured the mammoth, nearly 9-foot fish in an undisclosed spot in Italy, reports CNN.

    Ferrari's sponsor Sportex posted several pictures of the feat on its Facebook page.

    The photos show the fish, which was caught using a spinning reel rod, dwarfing the fisherman.

    He then struggled for 40 minutes to take it to shore where it was measured and weighed.

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    The fisherman wrangled with the catfish for 40 minutes before he could bring it to shore.
    The animal could feed quite a lot of people, but Ferrari didn't want to find out.

    Sportex said the fisherman decided to release his catch back into the water where another fisherman may get the chance for the once in a lifetime haul.

    The largest recorded catfish ever caught was a nearly 342-pound lau-lau type of catfish that was taken in the Brazilian Amazon in 2009, CNN reports.
     
  2. SternsEgo

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    I thought this was gonna be about that MTV show catfish...

    Nice catch, tho.
     
  3. MrWarmth

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    Dino Ferrari :jj:
     
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    Catfish Hunter, Hall of Fame pitcher.
     
  5. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    Imagine noodling that fucker
     
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    Mr Fantastic Found Nemo VIP

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    If they released it, how do they know how much it weighed?
     
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless VIP

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    I thought you were talking about the last one on the right..:giggle:[​IMG]
     
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    Wow, and I get all excited at a 40#'r here. That's a monster, and 40 minutes to land it? wow, just wow. Nice catch congrats to Dino.
     
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    Richard - "My dad and I use to go fishin' like that and one day we caught something reaaaaally big...it was a fat lady at Walmart"
     
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    It helps that the dude is about 4' tall. If you see other pictures in articles when he's in the boat you'll see.
     
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    me too
    Carry on now:cat:
     
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    Damn that's fish for a year! If you have the vacuum sealer!
     
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    Any bottom feeder fish...that big and Fat has to have
    parasites and all kinds of radioactive poisions in it. Yuk !:eek:
     
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    never seen an itilian cat fish before
     
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    They're pretty common.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm no catfish expert, but from the pictures, the fish looks less than alive.
     
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    People do that shit all the time. They pose with the fish out in front of them to give the perspective that the fish is much larger than it actually is.

    280 is still a big fish though.
     
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    It looks like it weighs more than 280
    That guy has to weigh around 200 lb. and that fish is way more than twice his size.
    Hell of a fish.
     
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    brian williams caught a fish way bigger than that
     
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