Man reels in 112 pound catfish

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WCMH) — We always hear about the one that got away, but for one North Carolina man, it was the one that he reeled in that he’ll be talking about for years to come.

“Well, when I hooked up with him I felt like I had something really big,” Riahn Brewington told WWAY about his big fish story.

Brewington wasn’t even sure if he had a fish, or how big it was.

“I didn’t realize how big he was until I actually got my hands underneath him.”

When he pulled the catfish in and weighed it, it came in at a whopping 112 pounds; which is still five away from the state record.

“I feel pretty good about it. I wish it was a little bit bigger so I could beat it of course, but I’m happy with the catch,” said Brewington.

What did he do after the catch? He released it back into the Cape Fear River, so someone else might have a chance to catch the monster fish. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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