A 35-year-old British man named Chris set a new world record after catching an albino catfish weighing up to 88.2 kg and 2.4 meters long in the Ebro River, near Barcelona. , Spain.
Mr. Chris Grimmer and two friends lifted a giant catfish to the surface of the water to take souvenir photos. Photo: Dailymail
Mr. Chris Grimmer is recognized in the world record book as a brave and courageous fisherman because to date, this is one of the world’s largest catfish that humans have ever caught and it is also the The largest albino catfish ever was caught by a fisherman.
However, Chris also said that he had to ask for the help of two other fishing friends to lift this giant fish above the water to take souvenir photos, then decided to release it again. river safely.
Catching fish is difficult, releasing fish is equally difficult.
Afterwards, Chris and his friends celebrated their victory with champagne right at the riverbank.
It is known that in October last year, a fisherman in the UK also caught a catfish weighing 87kg in the Wandsworth area, south of London. However, the record for the world’s largest catfish weighing 293kg was caught by a Thai person on the Mekong River in 2005.
In 2003, the giant catfish living in the Mekong River was listed as critically endangered by the World Conservation Union after research results were published showing the number of species This fish has decreased by at least 80% since 1990 until that time.
The number of catfish is seriously decreasing due to overfishing and humans taking away their habitat.
Part of the reason for the above situation is due to overfishing and the construction of dams on the Mekong River, causing this giant fish to lose its habitat and breeding grounds.
Perhaps, it was for the above reason that Chris Grimmer decided to release the giant fish.