THIS is the one that didn’t get away!

A boy shocked his parents after he caught a fish almost as big as him during a trip with his dad.

Aaron Ebdon, 11, who lives on Canvey, was enjoying a fishing outing with his dad, Paul, at Kings Park, Canvey, when he surprisingly caught a catfish.

According to Aaron’s mum, Sonya, the fish weighed 38 pounds and was four-and-ahalf feet long.

Mrs Ebdon, 47, said: “He shocked everybody. People actually came out of their homes to see what was going on. The fish was very big.

“Two other people rushed over to help bring the fish out as they could see he was struggling with it. The fish was as big as him.”

The fish was later placed back into the water.

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