Boy Catches Giant Catfish- National newspapers- Picture-led news story- ***November 2010***

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13-YEAR-OLD LANDS 201LB CATFISH

Schoolboy Jake North had the fight of his life to land this monster twice his weight.

The 13-year-old, who is just seven-stone, was almost pulled from the riverbank as he battled with the 14-anda-half-stone catfish for 25 minutes.

Luckily, a tour guide was able to keep a grip on the plucky teenager during the tussle on a half-term fishing break in northern Spain. Jake pulled off his super catch on the River Ebro, near Mequinenza, while on holiday with dad Russell and brother Kieran, 15.

He said: "I didn't think I'd be able to pull it in because my hands were aching. I felt a bit tired afterwards."

The youngster, whose previous best was a 21lb carp, caught the 201lb catfish using halibut pellets the size of golfballs for bait.

Builder dad Russell, 40, from Hemel Hempstead, Herts, said: "Some fishermen have been trying to catch one that size for years."

ME-OUCH

Catfish lay up to 4,000 eggs a year per pound of body weight and live for up to 25 years, mainly in slow-moving rivers, streams and swamps.

JAKE 7ST FISH 14ST 5LBS

Builder dad Russell, 40, from Hemel Hempstead, Herts, said: "Some fishermen have been trying to catch one that size for years."

ME-OUCH

Catfish lay up to 4,000 eggs a year per pound of body weight and live for up to 25 years, mainly in slow-moving rivers, streams and swamps.

JAKE 7ST FISH 14ST 5LBS


Builder dad Russell, 40, from Hemel Hempstead, Herts, said: "Some fishermen have been trying to catch one that size for years."

ME-OUCH

Catfish lay up to 4,000 eggs a year per pound of body weight and live for up to 25 years, mainly in slow-moving rivers, streams and swamps.

JAKE 7ST FISH 14ST 5LBS




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