Shatterford cat record smashed

Regulars to the prolific Shatterford Lakes had been circulating rumours that some of the biggest residents had been piling the pounds on during a feeding spree and Sean Mills proved them right when he netted a record 70lb catfish.

Despite having only fished for the species at the venue for a short period of time, the local rod became etched in the venue’s history books when the fish fell for a large piece of luncheon meat.

“I’ve caught them to around the 40lb mark but this absolutely dwarfed them and made being woken up at 6am more than worthwhile,” explained Sean.