61lb catfish from Anglers Paradise

This huge 61lb 10oz catfish was caught by Jeff Rowland during a recent session on the Main Lake at Anglers Paradise in Devon.

Setting up in damp and overcast conditions he fished in open water towards the island and tempted the impressive specimen with a 20mm halibut pellet fished on a size 2 Nash Gaper hook and 35lb coated braid hooklink.

He said: “I’ve been trying to catch a 50lb-plus catfish for five years now. I’ve had a twenty, thirty and a forty but fate obviously had other ideas for me with this sixty. I’ll have to keep trying for a 50 pounder!”

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