THIS colossal 144 lb catfish is the heaviest-ever freshwater fish to have been caught in the UK.

The history-making moggie fell to the rods of James Jones and surely is the biggest shock to hit angling for many years.

The 32-year-old chef was fishing relatively unknown water, Oak Lakes’ Predator Lake, in Essex, when the huge moggie homed in on his double Mainline Activ-8 boilies.

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