‘It’s the fish of dreams’ British monsterhunting anglers hook gigantic fish


A group of monster-hunting fishermen pulled up a giant 17-stone catfish.

The massive creature took 40 minutes to haul out of the water.

Andrew McCabe, from Harry in Carlisle, and six friends travelled to Spain on a monster fishing trip to the river Ebro Mequinenza.

The water is well known for its collection of massive catfish.

“Andy put down his rod and helped me pull a huge catfish and we laughed at the sheer size of this fish.”

He added: “It’s the fish of so many people’s dreams, what else can I say.”

Andrew added: “It was terribly hard work, I nearly give up because it was nearly pulling me over.”

The catfish was returned to the water to swim back to the depths.

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