100:43 Sura. about mid way across the river. 31kg rod, mayor reel, 28.5kg line right through , no leader. Just spent over an hour or so playing what I thought was a huge cat, tried every angle and way to move it or get it to move but it wouldn't. So I sat the fight out for a while and continued to try walking up and down stream to move it or make some action in the fight but nothing was happening really even at almost max drag and so the fight lasted as long as it did, finally I decided to walk right down to where the dock boat bit is which is a fair walk away and put hard side strain on it. Suddenly the fish popped up in the middle of the river and turned out to be a 1.6kg sterlet.
There was no way I could have walked or tried any thing more during the fight and so can only assume its a bug to be stuck like it was for so long and just a 1.6kg fish.. Really needs attention because its not nice to cause damage to reels rods and line for that.