Local angler Joel Magnifico caught the fish of a lifetime this week while wetting his line by his home on Lyndale Drive in Winnipeg.
“I was using cut Goldeye, and I fish the area quite frequently since it's down the street from my house. At first I thought I was reeling in a decent sized catfish but once it decided to briefly show itself, my heart immediately started to race. I ditched the rod and jumped to/in The water and heaved it on shore. I have never seen a fish like it before.”
The walleye measured 84 centimetres (33 inches) and on a portable scale is weighed 6.8 kilograms.