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Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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Young girl catches gigantic catfish

July 16, 2009 at 10:18 AM


According to the Daily Mail, young British angler Jessica Wanstall, 11, caught this 193-pound catfish while fishing on the River Ebro in Spain. Jessica weighs 84 pounds, prompting the Daily Mail article to call her a “tiddler among anglers.” Gotta love those Brits.

Anyway, the International Game Fish Association says Wanstall set a world record for a freshwater fish caught by an angler aged 16 and under.

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