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