Surprise 62lb catfish

Chris Lambert received a welcome surprise while carp fishing at Anglers Paradise in the form of this 62lb 3oz catfish.

The keen specimen angler, who recently joined owner, Zyg Gregorek's club the 5c's, was on the venue’s Main Lake when at around 3am the giant predator took his 14mm Paradise Baits Raspberry pop-up and a 40 minute battle commenced.

The fish is his biggest ever cat and was landed during a session which also included eight carp to 20lb 2oz. Chris lured all the fish with a small solid PVA bags filled with pellets and crushed Mainline Cell boilies along with rigs comprising 4inch 25lb Camotex Soft hooklinks, size 8 Arma Point hooks and a 3oz inline lead.