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Man Reels In Record-Breaking Catfish With $20 Fishing Rod From Walmart

June 1, 2018

Never let anyone tell you Walmart does not sell a quality product.

A Virginia man broke a 25-year state record with the catch of a lifetime Saturday after reeling in a 68 pound Catfish...all with a $20 rod he bought from Walmart. Jeffrey Dill told WAVY, "I put him on the dock, held him down for a minute.  He was so big."

The fish, nicknamed "Big Earle," weighed 2.4 pounds more than the previous record holder, which was caught in May, 1994.  Chad Boyce, a fish biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said, "It was a true river monster.  It was a big fish that you don't expect to see in this part of the state, especially in Lake Smith.  That's definitely a trophy."

Via Fox News