Guess the weight of this massive catfish

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  1. Kellen

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    Is this one of those pictures where it's real far out in fron so it looks like a giant but is really like 2lbs? I guess 215lbs.
     
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    If it isn't photo shopped I agree it's like 5 lbs. If for real then over 500 lbs and probably from SE Asia
     
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    The tag on the photo Kellen posted says it is a wels catfish. If there is a prize, I will disqualify myself because it didn't take a lot of sleuthing to know that it was caught by Dino Ferrari in the Po River in Italy. This shot may give a different perspective on just how big this giant really is.
    records+largest+fly+fished+fish+ocean+sea++giant+freshwater+saltwater+fishing+images+lb+pound+22.jpg

    Another article provides a video and shows and even larger one he caught last year, but maybe the translation gets a little fuzzy and it the same fish. What I find surprising is the tackle he used. This same guy holds the standing world record for zander, also caught in the Po River.
     
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    True to my commitment to beat any dead horse into submission and always provide way too much information, I think the two stills and the video may be of different fish caught by the same angler. Here is a link and maybe you can sort it out. You'll need to scroll down to see all the fish. Sorry, Kellen.
    http://internationalfishingnews.blogspot.it/search/label/Italy
     
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    Did he catch that on a crankbait?

    Edit: Well obviously because that's what it showed in the video...but how?
     
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    He got it worked up with hot dogs first...
     
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    Well ya'll got it figured out, 260 lb wels catfish. Giant fish, but still a good use of camera angle and foreground positioning.
     
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