Italian sport fishermen Dino Ferrari and his brother Dario lured in this monstrous 127kg and 2.67m catfish on February 19 in the Po Delta, in Italy. After taking this pictures and weighting the fish they released it back into the river.
The brothers used a fishing rod and had to fight for 40 minutes to reel it in.
Dino told The Telegraph:
“The American catfish doesn’t grow to such large dimensions — at most it can weigh 50kg.” He estimated the fish to be about 30 years old, based on its size, adding that the species can live for up to 50 years.
But this is not the first time Dino catches a enormous catfish in that same river. This video from 2013 shows him fishing a slightly smaller specimen — or maybe the same one but two years younger.