Teams from around the world descended on Chiprana, Spain for the first World Catfish Classic. The competition was agonisingly close with the Americans leading the event for the entire time right up to the last 90minutes when the Dutch Pairing of Arnout Terlouw and Ron Beugelink came from zero to hero to clinch the event with all of the fish being caugh on the last day, winning by just over 1lb. The largest catch of the event was over 200lbs, with many more 100lb+ fish being reeled in.
A bespoke trophy was designed and manufactured by Gaudio especially for the event. The huge trophy was the focal point of the closing ceremony (see video below). The design takes advantage of Gaudio’s unique printing process to apply colour directly to the aluminium.