British fishes 113 kg of fish with rod and hook in the Nile and hits record.
Tim Smith took 45 minutes to pull the fish into the boat. A crocodile tried to steal his ‘trophy’ and scared the fisherman.
The British Tim Smith, 39, caught a fish of 113 kg in the river Victoria Nile in Uganda. p>
Now, he is expecting to be confirmed as a new world record — until now the biggest fish hooked in the Nile with rod and hook weighed 104.3 kg, according to the “Times” newspaper.
According to the British newspaper, Smith took 45 minutes to pull the fish into the boat. In addition, he needed to get rid of a crocodile, who tried to steal his “trophy”.
Smith said he felt fear when the crocodile jumped and tried to catch the fish. “The boat shook and I almost fell,” said the fisherman, who lives in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
According to him, the reptile struck the front of the boat. ‘This thing was attacking the boat. When you realize that something with that size is trying to eat it, is something really scary”, said Smith. He also said that the crocodile came to grab the tail of the fish and then made the maneuver known as “the turning of death.”
However, because of the size of the fish, the reptile did not get a good grip, allowing Smith to pull him into the boat. P>