16 Jul 2009
11 Year Old Kentish Girl Lands Fish Twice Her Size
Angling, Ebro River, Field Sports, Gamefish Records, Spain, The Right Stuff, Wels catfish
11 Year old Jessica Wanstall of Sittingbourne, Kent, on vacation with her father in Spain, set a new world record for a freshwater fish caught by an angler aged 16 and under, by landing a nearly 9′ (2.74 m), 13 stone 8lb (193lb – 87.7 k) Wels catfish (Silurus glanis) from the Ebro River. The catfish was considerably larger than the young angler, but was defeated in 20 minutes.