It Was *THIS* Big: Brothers Catch Massive 280-Lb Catfish With Fishing Rod In Italy

February 27, 2015

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This is the nearly 9-foot, 280-pound wels catfish caught by angler Dino Ferrari (cool name) and his brother Dario in Italy. It is one of the largest ever caught, and was released back into the river from which it came after the two brothers weighed and measured it. Me? I would have strapped a saddle to that thing and made it my new freshwater battle mount. I already have a shark mount for doing battle in saltwater. He's a hammerhead. I named him Nails. Just kidding, I named him Princess.

Keep going for a video of Dino hanging out with the catfish in the water in case you thought the picture was fake.

Thanks to Rev Dr Dom, who agrees if you give a man to fish, you feed him for a day, but if you TEACH a man to fish, well, you have a great excuse to escape from your wives for awhile and get drunk in a boat together.

  • RetroPAT

    It's General Sherman!!!...

  • SirPhobos

    Went by the name of Dino. Seven feet tall he was, with arms like tree trunks. His eyes were like steel, cold, hard. Had a shock of hair, red like the fires of Hell ...

  • Grob

    glad they released it, the world needs monsters - that aren't human

  • Deksam

    They said they released it, But that big old fish looks pretty dead to me.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    It moves its mouth a few times in the video. It's alive, but just barely... it's probably just a bit old, slow and lazy considering this guy was able to catch it with a fishing rod!

    I'm sure it was back to its old self once they put it back in the water: mostly dead, but still able to swim around a bit.

  • Jason Christopher

    Soooo many delicious catfish sammiches....

  • Cortney A.

    Trust me, you don't want to eat catfish anywhere this big. They are bottom feeding scavengers that pretty much eat whatever they can fit in their mouths, so only god knows what that big guy has been eating.

  • Jenness

    What freaked me out was that researchers and people have videos of these monster river catfish (this video states) jumping out of the river bed to eat pigeons.

    Umm....AHHHHHHHHHHhhhHHHHHhhhHHHHH!

    I would have a heart attack. LOL

  • ODwanKenObi

    Eat your freakin' heart out River Monsters Guy.

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