A big surprise

Jessica Wanstall, an eleven year old from Sittingbourne, Kent, went on a fishing trip with her dad in north-east Spain and ended up catching a wopper.

Jessica and her dad were fishing in the Ebro river when the youngster hooked a catfish. It turned out to be 193 pounds (13 stone 8lbs) and measured almost three metres in length.

According to the International Game Fish Association, Jessica has set a world record for a freshwater fish caught by an angler aged 16 and under. The previous record was a 120lb Nile perch caught at Murchison Fall, Uganda, in July 2000.

Beats my own personal best…just….by about 170 pounds!

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