Giant catfish caught in Italy's longest river

STORY: The fish, measuring 9.35 feet (2.85 metres), was caught by Biancardi after 40 exhausting minutes.

"Guys, this is a Guinness World Record. I never expected to be able to make a catch like this solo.'' he said.

After photos and measurements were taken, the giant catfish was put back into the river.

"Now I release this beautiful fish'', Biancardi said in the video, giving a little caress to the monstrous fish, before letting him swim free.