This catfish of 54lb 8oz was caught from a Bedfordshire lake on one single grain Enterprise monster crab corn fished on a size 10 wide gape hook, 1.75lb Avon rod and 10lb line. The catfish took at approx 10am and it was landed 25 minutes later. I attempted to weigh the fish on my Avon scales but these grounded out, but as luck would have it a match was being fished on the top lake and I was able to borrow the match scales which weighed to 60lb. The fish was witnessed and weight confirmed by Linda and Chris Billingham and Graham Bangett – who is with me in the picture holding the tail.
Included in the day’s catch were 12 carp between 8lb and 16lb plus 2 bream and 2 roach, all caught on either monster crab or plum corn.