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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina man almost broke a state record after catching a massive 112-pound catfish.

Rianhn Brewington reeled in the massive fish in New Hanover County. He posted photos of the fish to Facebook.

According to WWAY, he was just five pounds shy of breaking a state record.

“In the water, it felt like it was pretty big, but like I said being that big I thought it would have already snapped the line, but I didn’t realize how big he was until I actually got my hands underneath him,” Brewington told WWAY.