THE BIGGEST CATFISH OF MODERNITY
Long gone are the days when the hundred-kilogram catfish was considered a normal catch.
In the late twentieth century desyatikilogrammovy “somenos” (A. Sabaneev) – a significant event in the life of a fisherman. Therefore still affects the success of the Italian Armando Frisaro, which was caught in a small lake in the North of Italy catfish weighing 150 kg.
The area to the North of Italy – pool rivers and Adige, dotted with small, but clean and deep lakes, which are famous for their catfish. Instances up to 50 kg are not uncommon, and previous personal record Armando catfish weighing 85 kg. In addition, in the early 90’s in the network of local fishermen, Industrialists got 200 -killogramovy kgs! So the Italian success was not accidental. Anyway, in preparation for fishing, fisherman hoped for a “serious” fish: a special rod for fishing, 300 meters strong fishing cord with a diameter of 0.6 mm, a 100-gram sinker. And tempted com monster dead fish on the rope. “Fish” was the sardine with a length of 30 cm. Armando says that large catfish only take on the big bait, before he used a carp with a length of 40 cm, or 25 cm roach
Abandoned was the tackle in the clear water of Lago di Paese near the city Martellago, where he lives Armando Prizery. No sooner had the sardine opustitsya five-meter depth, as the fisherman felt a heavy jerk. The tackle failed, and withstood the first blows of a giant. Three and a half hours “rolled” demise Armando a boat on the lake. Fishermen who fished near, left their lines and came to the rescue. Total effort catfish dragged in shallow water, where barely four fishermen dragged him to shore.
Official measurement gave a fantastic result – length is 2.5 meters, weight – 157 pounds! The absolute record, which by this time (com-giant was caught in 1994) no one has broken. According to the testimony of Armando, the giant meat was quite tasty, likely due to the fact that, at the conclusion of the ichthyologist, the fish had rather small age of 20-25 years.
“In local waters are still large catfish”, – confidently said the Italian. Actually, you should not stop there. – Fishing from the German newspaper “Blinker”