Jessica was nearly dragged into the water when the catfish weighing nearly 200lbs took her bait.
The plucky youngster spent 20 minutes fighting the beast and needed a helping hand from dad Mark to heave it out of the water.
At nearly 9ft long and weighing 13.7 stones, the impressive specimen dwarfed 11-year-old Jessica, who stands at 4ft 10ins and weighs 5.7 stones.
She is now broken the record for the biggest freshwater fish caught by a child in Europe. LINK
Were they seriously using a 200lb rated fishing line, and if so, do you use that type of line in case this happens?
This story would've never made the news on a fishing trip of mine because my line would've snapped.
Anyone else fish on here? Whats your biggest catch?