A North Carolina 5-year-old now holds a IFGA record for the catfish he caught in July. You’ll want to see the full video of the catch.
Five-year-old Luke Harvell of Lexington, North Carolina has a new item to show off at show-and-tell in his kindergarten class; his International Game Fishing Association certificate as a world record holder. A title Harvell earned when he managed to reel in a 28-pound, 8-ounce flathead catfish on July 19th.
Luke was out fishing with his dad, Ricky, when he hooked the monster around 1:00 a.m. They were out fishing specifically to try to set the record. Ricky states that he “saw that the 50-pound [line] record was about 16 pounds and that’s why we decided to fish for it. That’s what we were trying for.”
Luckily Ricky was ready on the camera and filmed the entire catch, ensuring that he did not assist in the catch. Check out the video detailing most of the catch below.
As you can see, Luke struggled a bit at first but soon gained the upper hand and was able to bring home this huge fish.
And at just five years old, I think it’s safe to say that young Luke is just getting started.
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