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Fisherman lands huge, rare albino catfish

By Austin Amuzie - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

From the extremely rare and humungous file comes this massive, 8-foot long, 180-pound albino catfish caught by "an amateur" fisherman from London.

Joseph Madigan, 26, was vacationing in Spain with his uncle, "a keen fisherman," when the lad caught the fish of a lifetime, according to the report in Your Local

Madigan, despite his amateur status with a rod and reel, managed to land the beast in 30 minutes from the River Ebro, located near Barcelona. And no, the "keen fisherman" wasn't jealous.

"My uncle was OK about it," Madigan told the Guardian, "he caught a 150-pound catfish in the same week, so we both came home happy."

Though massive in size, the albino catfish caught by Madigan wasn't a world record. That is the 194-pound albino catfish landed last summer on the same stretch of river by another British angler.

Still, it is believed to be one of the biggest ever landed in Europe.

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