Upstate men catch monster 70 lb. catfish

(Source: WYFF)
(Source: WYFF)

LUGOFF, SC (WYFF) - They set out to catch enough fish to fry up for a United Way fundraiser. What an Upstate man and his son took home, his friends are calling a monster.

Blake Visin and his son, Tyler, along with some friends and family, traveled to the Midlands to go fishing earlier this week on the Wateree River.

Visin is the director of information technology at ReWa, a renewable water resource service in Greenville.

The group caught the usual assortment of channel and flathead catfish, a staple in the Midlands river, Visin said.

But what they didn't expect was the blue catfish Visin and his son reeled in.

The giant tipped the scales at a whopping 70 lbs., according to Visin.

The bounty from the yearly fishing respite is used as the main course for ReWa's annual fish fry, benefiting the United Way.

This year, the Visin haul alone will feed more than 100 employees.

The ReWa company fish fry will be held Thursday night.

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