Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Biggest Fish Ever Caught By British Female Fisher

UK female fisher catches record
Alexa Turness, 28 from Holland Park, London has entered the record books when fishing with her boyfriend on the River Segre in Spain. Turner's claim to fame - she landed a 215lb (97.5kg), 8 foot (2.44m) long Wels Catfish - reporteredly the biggest freshwater fish ever landed by a British woman angler.

Record Catfish caught in Spain
While the fish weighed almost twice as much as Turness herself, and was the biggest fish caught on the trip, her boyfriend didn't miss out completely, bringing in a 189 lb (85.7 kg) wopper himself.

Miss Turness, an events director, said: ‘My  boyfriend is really into fishing so when we got together seven or eight years ago I got into it too. It was a case of go fishing with him or don’t see him.’

‘I just had to hold on for my life,’ she said. ‘It took about 30 minutes, but I wasn’t going to give up. I was amazed when I saw how big it was.’
She added: ‘My boyfriend is quite gutted. We took it in turns on the rods, and this just happened to be my turn.’ The previous record for the biggest freshwater fish caught by a British woman was held by Sheila Penfold, 56, from Wandsworth, South London, who caught a 214lb (97.2 kg)  catfish in Spain last year.The Wels catfish also called Sheatfish, is found in wide areas of central, southern, and eastern Europe, and near the Baltic and Caspian Seas.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, is that the prefect girlfriend? I think I'm in love!