River Monster: This Giant Catfish Can Even Swallow A Man And It Was Caught Using Only A Fishing Rod

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Any person, especially someone who has experienced fishing, knows that it requires a lot of discipline and patience. This ancient practice dating back to 40,000 years ago started as a necessity during the hunter-gatherer society and eventually developed into a sport. Nowadays, numerous fishing competitions are being held all over the world.  In Italy, two fishermen made the catch of a lifetime.
A massive 280 pound wels catfish that is huge enough to swallow a whole human was caught in Po Delta, Italy by brothers Dario and Dino Ferrari.

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Dubbed as “The Monster of the Po River” by the Italian Media, it took more than 40 minutes using artificial bait and a spinning rod before they finally hooked the giant creature.

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It could be the biggest catfish ever caught with a humble rod and line measuring 8 ft and 9in long.
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The cannibalistic wels catfish, also known as the sheatfish, is native to Europe and can grow as long as 13ft and up to 62st.

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But it is extremely rare to catch one that is over two meters long.

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