Friday 10 June 2011

Largest catfish caught

June 09, 2011
Welsh Angler Catches World Record Giant Mekong Catfish - 2
by Alex Robinson
David Kent, a 54-year-old Welsh angler, now holds the all-tackle record for the largest species of freshwater fish in the world. He earned his record by hauling in a 260-pound Giant Mekong catfish from a lake in Thailand last November. It is the largest freshwater fish to ever be caught on record. His catch was made official by the IGFA this week, according to WalesOnline. Even though Kent's catfish measures more than 7 feet long, it's by no means  the largest member of its species. Mekong catfish have been estimated to grow up to 660 pounds and 9 feet long.
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