Massive catfish bottoms out scales

Ian Windsor wished he’d had a bigger set of scales when a 45-minute battle ended in the capture of this huge catfish that he believes could have weighed over 80lb.

He hooked the predator during a carp fishing session on the Park Farm 2 Lake, which is part of the popular Great Lindford Lakes complex in Newport Pagnell, Bucks.

He said: “It’s a shame that I couldn’t get an exact weight of the fish, but I’ve caught loads of big cats abroad and I’m confident that this fish could have been over 80lb.”

Full story in next week's Angling Times