15-Year-Old UK Girl Reels In Massive 100lb Monster Catfish—And Its Bigger Than Her

October 13, 2021 Updated: October 18, 2021

A teen fishing ace who didn’t think she’d catch anything as it was Friday the 13th snared her biggest yet—a massive 100-pound catfish bigger than her.

Hannah Truscott, 15, specializes in netting the species and has now caught her own personal best—a 96-pound-4-ounce beast.

She was fishing with her father, Paul, at White Lakes in Essex on Friday, Aug. 13—and thought the ominous date would bring her bad luck.

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Hannah Truscott, 15, with her catch at White Lakes in Essex. (SWNS)
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Hannah and her dad, Paul, with her massive catch. (SWNS)
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Hannah’s catfish weighed in at 96 pounds 4 ounces. (SWNS)

But she went on to catch six big catfish totaling almost 400 pounds, including her near-100-pound whopper.

Paul, 51, said, “She didn’t think she’d catch anything because of the date but I said not everyone can be that unlucky.

“Then within two or three minutes, she caught that one. It beat her personal best by 25 pounds.

“There are men who haven’t caught one over 40 pounds and they’ve been doing it years. I think she’s had about 23 in the last four years over 40 pounds.”

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Hannah Truscott poses with her catfish catch. (SWNS)

Paul, from Derbyshire, says he first took Hannah fishing when she was about 6 years old—but she’s now a natural.

“I taught her how to play them [catfish],” he added.

“From then on, I’ve left her to it and said, ‘I’m not going to help you,’ and over time, she’s just mastered it.

“She’s learnt how to hang on, she’s spot on at playing them. She’s not your normal kid—she just fishes.”

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.

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