Ivan Pereira caught a Barbel with a length of 104 cm (41 inches) in the Sitter River, Switzerland in September 2016. He was not aware that this fish is a possible record. His girlfriend convinced him to report the catch to the “Petri Heil” magazine. The giant was weighed at home on a digital scale and the measurements were confirmed by his girlfriend and a second witness. The problem is, that the only existing photo doesn’t allow to verify the size.
(Courtesy www.fishing-worldrecords.com )