Giant Wels Catfish Caught

Italian angler, Dino Ferrari, has caught and released a 280-pound wels catfish from the Po river in Italy.

He is considered an expert at catching these giant freshwater cats, but this exceeded anything he had caught before. It was reported to take forty minutes on a spinning rod after the wels cat took a topwater plug. (Imagine that bite) Prepared for the task of weighing these giants, they put the catfish in a sling and weigh them before they are released back to the river.

Congrats for an amazing and truly colossal catch.

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