Massive catfish pulled from North Carolina river by fisherman

WILMINGTON, North Carolina -- A fisherman man said he initially had no idea what he had hooked when he pulled a massive catfish from North Carolina's Cape Fear River.

Riahn Brewington wasn't even sure he would be able to hoist the 112-pound catfish out of the water.

Brewington said he spent 30 minutes reeling in the fish. Somehow, the fishing line held.

"He took all of the string out two times, and I thought I was going to lose him," Brewington said. "I didn't realize how big he was until I actually got my hands underneath him."

At 112 pounds, the catfish is only five pounds away from North Carolina's state record.
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