Teen reels in massive catfish on Lake Wylie while fishing with grandparents

Teen reels in massive catfish on Lake Wylie while fishing with grandparents

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. — A local teenager hauled in an impressive catch from the depths of Lake Wylie this summer.

13-year-old Landon Anthony was fishing with his grandparents a few weeks ago when he reeled in a 36-pound catfish.

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His enormous catch is getting praise from all over, including a York County official.

Appeals board member Allison Love wrote in a Facebook post that she would think about Landon’s catch every time she gets in her inner tube on the lake.

His family said Landon has been fishing since he was little when his father taught him. They said his father died a few years ago, but his grandparents have been taking him fishing ever since.

It’s become a family tradition and they said this catfish was the biggest thing the teenager has ever caught.

Landon said he dreams of one day being a professional fisherman.

>> In the video at the top of the page, we talked to Landon about his massive catch.

130 Pound Catfish Caught