Woman Catches 66lb Catfish
A female angler reeled in the biggest freshwater fish ever caught by a woman in the UK — smashing a record that stood for 85 years.
Housewife Bev Street, 45, hooked the 66lb catfish to beat the 64lb salmon caught by Georgina Ballantine in 1922.
Bev — who only took up angling three years ago — was on a fishing trip to Bluebell Lakes in Oundle, Cambs, when her rod alarm sounded. She spent 30 minutes grappling with the monster until hubby Chris, 38, and a fellow angler waded in to heave it out.
The fish’s weight was verified by the lake bailiff before it was put back. Link