Monster catfish landed jointly by father and son

WAYNE CLARK decided to take up angling again so he could take his son Billie – and they jointly caught this 81 lb 8 oz catfish.

The pair shared a huge hit of 17 catfish and carp for 848 lb 8 oz from Wintons Fishery, near Burgess Hill in West Sussex.

Wayne said: “I joined Wintons Fishery at the age of 10 with my father where we became great friends with the owner Alan Etherington, who sadly passed away a few years ago.

“I fished Wintons Fishery and many other lakes for big fish including in France and Germany till I was 17.

“After a 19-year break, at the age of 36 I decided to make a come back for big fish with my son Billie who is now 15.

“After a few good sessions I had a trip of a lifetime, which will never be forgotten.

“We had some amazing fights. The best was the 81 lb 8 oz joint catch that took us all over the lake.

“For Billie to get three 20 lb-plus commons in his first session for big fish was great to see.

“We fished double 20 mm Sticky Baits Krill boilies, feeding just eight freebies per rod,” added Wayne.

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