WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – It’s the catch of a lifetime and now it’s catching national attention online.
Several photos of Riahn Brewington have been posted on Facebook showing him holding a 112 lbs. catfish, just a few pounds shy of breaking the state record.
According to a post by Dean Hall, they were fishing on the northeast Cape Fear River near Lane’s Ferry when Brewington came across this massive fish.
“[He] had to get off our pontoon boat that you can see on the left to get it on the hill,” Hall posted on Facebook.
After snapping a few pictures of the catfish, Brewington released it back into the river. Several of his friends have challenged him saying they’re now on the hunt for this beastly catfish.