Just read on the internet a man in North Carolina was fishing with his granddaugter when she asked him to hold her Barbie rod and reel while she went to the bathroom. He got a bite and reeled in a 21lb. 1oz. Channel Cat which turns out to be the state record. He gave her the rod and reel for Christmas, and it had 6lb. test line on it, and is 30in. long, 2in. shorter than the fish. I think there should be a foot note in the record book on that one.