Texas BHA Member Lands World Record Catfish

Austin-area BHA member Ben Christensen officially had his name put in the record books this month for catching a 31-pound, 8 ounce blue catfish on the Pedernales River last October. He landed it after a 40-minute fight with 4-weight fly tackle on a 12-pound tippet, with a custom fly tied by his son. The record was certified by the International Game Fish Association for the body of water where the fish was caught.
Christensen is a seventh-generation Texas, a hunting guide, rancher, and writer. He is writing a fly fishing guidebook for the Texas Hill Country and San Antonio for a small independent publisher, due out in January 2024.
About Jake Walker

Jake is the Communications Chair for the Texas Chapter of BHA. He lives deep in the heart of Austin, TX.

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