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Lifelong adventure angler Jakub Vágner holds many notable records, including a catch of 147 catfish in 40 hours. His world records include capturing one of the largest freshwater fish, the arapaima, in the Amazon River basin. Another world record was granted to Vágner for a 110-kilogram, 2.4-metre-long catfish captured on the Italian river Po. Vágner’s fishing endeavours have succeeded in proving the mass existence of catfish in the Czech Republic, and he is a passionate promoter of the catch-and-release practice.




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