Fishing is a great national pastime all around the world but some experiences are more enjoyable than others. Just ask Dino Ferrari, who may just have set a world record with his rod and reel. He made sure he took a few pictures, otherwise no one would have believed him. Even with the pictures, he may be accused of photo shopping. He caught a catfish that weighed 280 pounds and was nearly nine feet long. The world record is over 300 pounds but it wasn’t caught with a rod and reel.
SJWs commented on his catch exactly as you would expect them to:
Jennifer Edelen commented “How about you leave these beautiful creatures alone!”
And her opinion was shared by a great many Facebook users, who said things like:
“Probably older than all of us and he just killed it for a picture. Unreal. so sad”- Courtney Nichols
“I mean as cool as a large dead fish is, it’d be way cooler if it was still alive.”- Brian Perryman
“Should have taken a picture and let him GO!”- Kathy Haynes
“Why do we have to kill everything?”- Antonio Zorilla
Others were more appreciative of the feat:
“Fire Jeremy wade from ‘river monsters’ and hire this guy. That’s impressive.”- Pat Driscoll
“Wow! Unbelievable. Size and weight of catfish.”- Konnie Michelakis
“WOW!! that fish looks like it could have eaten him!”- Ward Jones
And since every viral post has a few comedians sharing their thoughts, we were able to find a couple of real zingers as well:
“Something’s fishy about this story.”- Curt Webber
“Holy carp….I mean crap.” Vallerie Glasscock
Some people recruited Snopes to determine if the photo was a fake. Snopes found that the story was absolutely true.