25-minute fight to land 115lb Oakwood catfish

Stuart Ball became the envy of many anglers who would love to do battle with a catfish over the 100lb mark when he visited Oakwood Park Lake in Norfolk.
The 32-year-old was fishing with his friend, Tony Macaree, when the huge 115lb predator made off with his legered mackerel hookbait.
It eventually started to tire after 25 minutes and was netted by the Essex duo after Stuart’s rig, that was made from 50lb braid and a size 2/0 CatMaster hook, stood up to the test.