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An Austrian schoolboy landed a seven foot fish on his first ever fishing trip. Holger Vukovich, 14, had to use a winch to haul the animal out of the water because it was so heavy.

He caught the eight stone [about 112 pounds] cat fish when his grandad took him and a school friend out on his first fishing trip to a pond in his home town of Baumgarten.

He said: “We actually wanted to fish for carp, but almost straight away I hooked a fish. At first I was a bit scared because the fish pulled so hard I almost ended up in the water. But then I managed to start reeling it in. The problem was it was so heavy that we needed to use a winch to drag it out. It took us about half an hour.”

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April 17, 2008 - Posted by | animals, Kids

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