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World’s Largest Catfish Caught By Italian Angler

280-pound catfish wrenched from the Po River

February 26, 2015
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Whoa, we’re gonna need lots of hushpuppies.

As reported by USA Today Sports, Italian fisherman Dino Ferrari landed what could potentially be a world record wels catfish in Italy’s Po Delta. Ferrari’s fish measured an incredible 8.7 feet in length and weighed 280 pounds. The current weight record for a wels catfish is over 300 pounds, but according to the Daily Mirror, Ferrari may have set a record for the largest catfish to be caught with a rod and reel.

World record catfish of 280 pounds?
This 280 -pound wels catfish was caught in Italy’s Po delta and may be a world record. It measured nearly nine feet long!

Check out more photos and more details at USA Today Sports

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