WILMINGTON, NC (WTVD) -- A North Carolina man said he had no idea what he had hooked when he pulled a massive catfish from the Cape Fear River.
Riahn Brewington wasn't even sure he was going to be able to pull the 112-pound catfish from the water.
Brewington said he spent 30 minutes reeling in the fish. Somehow, the 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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Colossal catfish pulled from North Carolina river