Now THAT’S a catch! Fisherman reels in 19 STONE catfish after hooking the monster in an hour-long battle
- Yuri El Diablo Grisendi was out looking for fish on his boat on Italian river
- Fisherman managed to catch 19 stone catfish after battling it for an hour
- He said he has not seen anything like it before and it is his biggest catch
A fisherman reeled in a genuine monster of the deep when he hooked a whopping 19 stone catfish.
Yuri El Diablo Grisendi from Reggio Nell Emilia, Italy was out looking for fish on his boat on the River Po near Mantova when he came across the mammoth catch.
The 38-year-old, who has been fishing for 20 years, said he has never seen anything like the beast he hooked and that it is comfortably his biggest catch.
Video footage shows the fisherman fighting against the catfish, which does its upmost to swim free.
Eventually Yuri is able to wear the fish out and leans over his boat in order to pull the catch on board.
Later in the clip Yuri can be seen in the water with the mammoth catfish.
Yuri El Diablo Grisendi from Reggio Nell Emilia, Italy was out looking for fish on his boat on the River Po
He said: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.
‘I’ve been fishing for 20 years but I’ve never seen a catfish like this – it was a monster.
‘It’s comfortably the biggest fish I’ve ever caught – 265lbs is absolutely massive.’
Yuri took just over an hour to reel in the other-worldly fish and is in no doubt very pleased with his achievement.
He said: ‘It’s by far the biggest fish I’ve ever caught and it put up a real fight but it was worth every second.
‘It took a lot of patience and strength but to look back at those pictures of me with the fish makes every second worth it.’