Those who love fishing are often looking to find the rarest and biggest catch of the day. If that’s the main goal, then professional fisherman Steve Townson, a world-famous angler, really struck gold when he was fishing in the Amazon River!
There are plenty of fish in this famous fishing river that promise you’ll be making fairly quick catches in comparison to other locations.
Townson spends a lot of time fishing at this spot and is always looking for new challenges and bigger fish to fry – literally and figuratively!
It wasn’t long before Townson felt a bite on his line and began pulling, trying to reel it in.
But whatever it was, it wasn’t letting up easily! It put up a massive fight and was incredibly strong, more so than Townson had been expecting.
That was the first clue that this fish he’d snagged was out of the ordinary.
When he finally managed to tug his catch out of the water, Townson was greeted by the site of a gigantic Arapaima! Just look at the size of that thing!
The Arapaima, which can grow to be longer than 10 feet and weigh up to a whopping 400 pounds, is one of the largest freshwater fish out there.
This meant that the one Townson caught could have been even bigger! It took the help of one of his fishing companions to carry the fish up. It’s so huge, it’s almost scary!