Fisherman catches record-breaking catfish with $20 rod from Walmart

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Jeffrey Dill snagged one of the biggest flathead catfish in Virginia state history over the weekend.

According to NBC 4, Dill and a friend went fishing at about 8:30am when he felt something pull. That started a 15 minute battle with his $20 rod he bought at Walmart.

He finally pulled a potential record-breaking catfish from the water – all 66.4 pounds of him. The current record is 66.4 pounds from a fish caught way back in 1994.

Here’s the story on “Big Earle” from WCMH-TV….

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