Don't ever put those spinning rigs away...here's proof

Discussion in 'Wels Catfishing' started by dreamcatcher, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    http://www.fishingmagic.com/news/article.asp?UAN=3528&SP=&v=5/

    This link highlights a record Wels catfish that weighed in at 184 pounds that was caught using a carp rig. The reel was a Daiwa SS3000, and a "Slayer" carp rod. I'm still trying to make the conversion on the line rating, but I'm pretty confident it's light compared to what's used here in the states to catch trophies. Also, the bait was an artificial diver. Guess you don't need baitcasters after all, hmmm?
     
  2. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Some nice UK cats there! :eek:
     

  3. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    the article states line .45. I assume that's millimeters, so converting to English units would be about .017 to .018 inches (20-lb Trilen Big Game is .018 avearge diameter) so somewhere around 20-lb test diameter in monofilament, unless they were using some kind of braid or fusion line.
     
  4. Noodlejug

    Noodlejug New Member

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    whoa dude, pop my boat! you never no what the day will bring.
     
  5. cook

    cook New Member

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    "..at 2.17 meters,it was longer than our boat..."

    2 guys in a 7 foot boat??? :confused: :confused:

    Bwhaaaaaaaa :D :D
     
  6. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    I don't know about you all but the thought of fishing in a rubber dinghy makes me laugh. The way my luck is with hooks there would be a hole in it real fast.
     
  7. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    It is done here quite often! In May, a 13yr. old was surprised when he set the hook and the small inflatable boot begin to speed over water like it had a motor. He spent the next hour fighting it before it was tired out enough to get it to the shore. Although it wasn't very long 1m 83cm (6ft.), it weighed 41kg. (90.38lb.). He was a Happy Camper as they say. Lure fishing for Wels catfish is common and the results are impressive. I hope to capture one next year before my return to the USA on this method. I will be more prepared to do so than either of these guys, but seeing it done is a Motovational RUSH!
    Dreamcatcher, Thanks for bringing it up for us to see.

    HOPPY4
     
  8. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

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    2.17 meters = 7.11942257 feet
     
  9. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

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    Also kudos to the fishermen who caught & released the fish.
     
  10. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    brought out of archive
     
  11. darklight825

    darklight825 New Member

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    I think wow sums that up.
     
  12. CatBusster

    CatBusster New Member

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    Heres one caught on a lure (the big yellow one)

    The fish smashed the rod, broke into 3 prieces

    The fish was a good one, we could not weight her but it measured just under 2 metres

    Enjoy the pic

    The smile says it all

    Certain times of year we find the Wels very snappy, fishing with rubber shad and similar lures is very productive from a canoe

    Tightest Lines to You
     

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  13. kaleigh

    kaleigh New Member

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    It must be a big thrill to catch a fish like that!!! :big_smile_2: Here in the NE US,we have nothing like that !! Great pic.....thanks
     
  14. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Looks like a "Mister Twister" on steroids...:big_smile:
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    In a mature society, Civil servant is semantically equal to civil master. ~~Lazarus Long.
     
  15. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    thanks for bringin it back out DH

     
  16. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    Now how often do you see a pic with a broken fishing rig, monster artificial lure, monster catfish, and a happy guy in the same frame? Great photo...thanks for sharing Stephen:smile2: .
     
  17. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    It seems like just reeling in that lure would pull the boat around.:lol:
     
  18. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Man them thangs are monsters:cool2: