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Record Wels Catfish from the small Rhone

Lyon. Régis Fakoury, member of Team Black Cat France has managed to catch a truly giant Catfish at the small Rhone: The fantastic specimen of 2,50m length was weighed at 100kg. Regis needed all his experience from long years of hunting the large predators to land this monster after 45 minutes of hard fight. Although for the last month he had concentrated on fishing sea bass and black bass with spinning techniques and practically had not fished for catfish for the entire season, he eventually only needed one attempt to land this magnificent catch. He enticed the giant with deadbait presented...



Giant wels brace tip scales at 203 kilos, despite poor conditions

Tostedt. Black-Cat field tester Stefan Seuß has often proved that it is possible to target and land 100 kilo wels catfish in the spring. However, this year looked set to be different. Stefan was in the middle reaches of the Po as early as February to film winter wels catches for his new DVD. The river banks were covered in snow and ice and the water temperature was below three degrees. Understandably, the wels catfish pro did not rate his chances. However, he went on to land a number of wels reaching over two metres despite the adverse conditions. Just two weeks later, the water temperature...