The giant catfish was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari on Feb 19. The two managed to pull the 300 pounds fish from the water after a 40 minutes battle. After catching, weighing and photographing it, the brothers released it back into the river.
Dino Ferrari says the monster was caught using a rod. The catfish is said to possibly be the largest ever caught on rod and reel. Even if it looks big enough to swallow a man whole, the catfish is not Italy’s biggest catch. Another one that weighed 30 pounds more was caught in the same river.