THERE'S no longer an official British record for catfish, but this super sausage-muncher is one of the very biggest known to be alive in any British water.


Lee Hawkins caught this 110 lb wels catfish from a lake near Billericay in Essex… on a rarely used sausage bait.

The 55-year-old builder from Chelmsford, Essex, offered a lump of Mattessons pork sausage like you see below. He offered his meaty portion over pellets.

Lee said: “My wife Caroline, who accompanies me on most of my fishing trips these days, successfully got the Catfish Pro landing net underneath the beast. It was at that point we knew I had beaten my previous PB.

“I have fished this particular lake for around 18 years now and have been into cat fishing for around five years after I’d caught one whilst carp fishing,” he added.

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