220-pound Monster Catfish Caught in Slovakia

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According to GrindTV, two Slovakian fishermen made the catch of their lives when they reeled in a 220-pound catfish, which they believe to be the biggest one ever caught in the country.



The giant catfish measured 8 feet 5 inches and is estimated to be at least 40 years old.



The fishermen's names are unknown, but CBS affiliates are reporting that they used a "special handmade rod to attract the fish."

The two released the record-breaking catfish back into the water, but not before taking a slew of photos with it.

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emoore2927

He's going to need a lot of cole slaw, hush puppies and french fries.

August 01 2013 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dworkenlaw1

This was not a catfish. It was a waterlion!

August 01 2013 at 6:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mrnaturallyphree

A special rod? To attract the fish?
How does that work? Wait, I don't want to know!
Who writes these articles, grade school kids?

August 01 2013 at 6:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ptmkapsovar

They should have fed it to the thousands of people starving in that country.

August 01 2013 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jabespud

Catch and release. True sportsmen have no boundaries. I'd fish with them anyday.

August 01 2013 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rosemarienoa

I wonder if this huge fish is caused by Chernobyl????

August 01 2013 at 5:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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nick7917

Chernobyl happened in Ukraine, this fish was caught in Slovakia.

August 01 2013 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gene

I\'m surprised that Putin didn\'t take a picture with it.

August 01 2013 at 4:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Dorinda Pla Hayes

Thank you so much for releasing this amazing animal.

August 01 2013 at 4:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
sylvia

Lent has passed no more fish fries.

August 01 2013 at 4:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mjmi107

Leave it to human males to torture something for sport. Thankfully, they released it. Maybe there's hope yet.

August 01 2013 at 3:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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