A young French-speaking man in a float tube goes to the mats with a catfish the size of a small truck, then smiles and watches it swim away.
When was the last time you were in your belly boat and played out a catfish that was longer than the wheel base on your vehicle?
This man was on the shore when the battle started and then boarded his float tube in time to go to war with a huge whisker lips. The whole catch and release is right here.
First of all, well done and many thanks for sharing this great fishing video! This may or may not be in France, but they do have some crazy big catfish there.
There's some chatter about his wearing chest waders during the whole fight, and in his belly boat. Well, float tubes and waders go together like a jig and pig. What's missing is a proper life jacket, especially in that turbulent, deeper water.
I like to use a stretchy belt around the chest as well, it's easy to get on and off and they're cheap to buy. Cheers to this catfisherman for landing and releasing such a trophy to fight again!