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?