freshwater giants

2. World Record



The sport fisherman Jakub Vágner managed to set another IGFA world record in the All-Tackle category during his fishing in April 2007. He caught catfish of gigantic dimensions. One of them was 243 cm long and its weight was 102 kg, the other, the one to beat the world record,

was 251 cm and 110 kg (242 lbs. 8 oz.). Both were caught in the Italian large stream of Po during the shoots of the film about fishing for catfish “The Legend Called Catfish” that depicts successful catfish-fishing expeditions of the last several years. Both fish, after successfully tackling and documenting them, were given back to the waters.