Daniel Sibley and the giant catfish
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Bluebell Lakes angler lands huge catfish after two-hour fight

An angler caught a giant catfish after a two-hour battle during which he was dragged neck-deep into a lake.

Daniel Sibley, 21, of Blaby, Leicestershire, landed the 108lb 4oz (49kg) "beast" while angling for carp at Bluebell Lakes, near Oundle, Northamptonshire

It is thought to be one of the heaviest ever caught with a rod and line in the UK.

"It took me for a right merry dance," said Mr Sibley.

"I found myself out of my depth a few times. I kept thinking: 'When's it going to tire?'"

  • 13 Jun 2013