BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833)
The tackle used to catch the 286lbs beast.
The reel Beast from the East...
This is the moment a lucky angler landed the catch-of-a-lifetime in the form of a record-breaking catfish.
Benjamin Gründer thought his hook had snagged a submerged tree when the monster fish went for his bait, such was the colossal weight of it.
He quickly realised it was a big fish and spent a gruelling 45 minutes reeling it towards the banks of the River Po in Italy.
Benjamin, 37, weighed the wels catfish at a whopping 286lbs or 20st.