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June 19, 2016

US: caught a world record size blue catfish in North Carolina

Angler Landon Evans, 15 year old was fishing in North Carolina on Lake Gaston last Saturday night when something huge took the dead shad he was using as bait from a dock just after sunset.

After 20 minutes of fighting, Evans got his first look at the fish and realized this was bigger than he could have imagined. The massive blue catfish broke the rod, but not before the boy’s mother was able to get a net over its tail

So he landed a world record size blue catfish of 117 lb 8 oz (53.3 kg). The cat fish is 55 inches long and with a 40.5 inch girth.

Evans monster catfish if approved, will become the new men’s 24 kg (50 lb) line class record and the male Junior world record.

This catch also could be the new North Carolina state record

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