A North Carolina man has just set a new state record for largest catfish, which he caught ... with his granddaughter's pink Barbie rod and reel!
David Hayes doesn't usually fish with a pink Barbie rod and reel, but when his 3-year-old granddaughter Alyssa handed him her fishing pole, he used it to haul in a state record channel catfish.
"She said, ‘Papa, I gotta go potty. Hold my fishing rod,'" Hayes said. "She wasn't in the house a few seconds when the catfish took off with the bait."
The catfish weighed 21 pounds, 1 ounce, which has been certified as a state record by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
(Photo: NC Wildlife Resources CommissionDavid Hayes )