Mr North had taken Jake and his other son Kieran, 15, to the River Ebro near Mequinenza , Spain , during half-term. Their stout rods were baited with golf-ball sized halibut pellets and line and weights were taken around 100 metres out into the river.
The rod-bending cream-coloured fish, caught during an angling holiday in Spain, tipped the scales at a whopping 221lbs ... Mr Herron had gone on his fishing trip to the River Segre, Mequinenza, two hours south of Barcelona, with Andy Cooper, from Canworthy.
Still, he had slept outdoors for four or five nights. When you’re fishing the River Ebro at Mequinenza, in north-east Spain, and you’ve found a productive “swim”, you don’t want the hassle of setting up rods afresh every day. So Kingsley.
It was very comical really. The pair got the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander before driving to Mequinenza in Spain for four days fishing on the River Ebro with Monster Catfishing Tours. Mechanic Nick of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, said: 'I used to fish.
A fisherman has caught a giant 8ft 9in long catfish weighing 19 stone - and it could be the biggest ever caught with the humble rod and line. Dino Ferrari hooked the huge wels catfish, which was 2.67m in length, last week in the Po Delta in Italy.
The aptly named Tom Herron, 68, from Launceston, battled the cream-coloured monster fish in the River Segre, Mequinenza , Spain , for 40 minutes before finally hauling it in. But the most remarkable thing about his record-breaking catch? The previous .
Andrew McCabe, from Harry in Carlisle, and six friends travelled to Spain on a monster fishing trip to the river Ebro Mequinenza . The water is well ... Peter Irwin, 35, runs Monster Catfishing Tours near Zaragoza in Spain and says it's the biggest he's.