XIANGTAN, China, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A Chinese fisherman engaged in an epic struggle with a large catch had his failure -- and resulting fall into the water -- caught on camera.
The fisherman in Hunan Province was in view of a CCTV camera last month when a person holding his pole hooked an apparent large fish.
The man quickly replaced his stand-in and attempted to reel in the catch, but the creature on the other end of the line had other plans.
The video shows the fisherman being pulled into the water and nearby being dragged away as he refuses to let go of the pole.
The fisherman is able to get back onto shore with some help from bystanders, but the catch appears to have gotten away.