Hi, I'm very pleased to hear all these estimates of weight, as that was my fishing trip I have literally felt nothing like this fish in my entire life, my previous record was an 83lb Wels catfish caught in Spain on the river Ebro. And I think the size surprised everyone, Scooby kept telling me to wind, and I was saying its impossible as it's still stripping line! After a solid hour and a half of fight, the crew had to give me a lot of help to get it in, and we still steamed home in the dark. Still my fish though
And for la vida, here's a photo of the crew getting it on the boat. The fight took so long that a near by boat came along to watch, and took a few pictures, and even help boat the beast. Thanks guys I'm behind the canopy recovering and my dad is holding the rod.