You can’t make this stuff up. I love the look on the guy’s face. Is he weeping from happiness, or just strugging to hold up that 21# fish?
From the AP via the Boston Globe:
ELKIN, N.C.–David Hayes’ granddaughter just asked him to hold her Barbie rod and reel while she went to the bathroom. He did. And seconds later he landed the state record channel catfish at 21 pounds, 1 ounce.
Hayes said his granddaughter worried he would break her rod. He landed the 21-pound fish on a 6-pound test line. It was 32 inches long, 2 inches longer than the rod.
Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com