look at these fish!

Discussion in 'Wels Catfishing' started by RooT_Fantastic, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. big corey

    big corey New Member

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    nice fish what kind of catfish are they
     

  2. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Yea man them freaking things are huge. I just saw a u-tub flick yesterday of some guy reeling in some giants...it was crazy.
     
  3. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    All I can say is .....SWEET MAN SWEET ! Thanks for the pics:confused2:
     
  4. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Mekong giant Catfish is my guess
     
  5. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    they're wels cats. common to england, and australia.
     
  6. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    awesome wells catfish!! I'd love to hook up with some of them. Got some annoying kids in the neighborhood that would be good bait for them.
     
  7. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    You need a big truck and a long rope and a giant hook with a 20 pound piece of bait to get those bigguns in.....lol :smile2:
     
  8. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Who needs a truck call AAA and tell em you want to use a tow truck for awhile to fish with.
     
  9. Pfunk

    Pfunk New Member

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    I can't help but wonder if they ate them, released them, or what?

    Those fish must be at least 20 years old...
     
  10. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    ya those giants are awsome... I have seen a few videos of people catching them....
     
  11. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    They are Wels. Not so common in England, they do not occur naturally. All English Wels are imports. They are native to Europe and are widespread thoughout the large river systems.


    I guaranty they did not eat them. I'm sure some rural folks do eat smaller ones but fish that size caught by anglers are always released. Not only that they are very well cared for in the time between capture and release. The tarp they are laying on is used so they don't get scraped up on the ground. Many times, fish that big are not even brought out of the water unless they can be handled properly.
    ...W
     
  12. floundahman

    floundahman New Member

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    Dave, Those are Wels catfish. There is a section in the "Catfish Discussion" area about them. There's a guide service that sponsors the BOC (Catbusters I believe). Check their website out. Amazing pics. Maybe someday:0a32:.
     
  13. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    Actually those giant wels catfish are caught in Spain I believe. I just checked and the UK record for them and it is only 62lbs.
     
  14. RooT_Fantastic

    RooT_Fantastic New Member

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  15. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow! :crazy: Them are some big Wels Cats! Before my time is up on this planet I hope to fish for them bad boys! :cool2:
     
  16. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    I would like to have me one of those tied to the end of my line
     
  17. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Imagine burping one of them bad boys?? :cool2:
     
  18. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    I bet those were some great fights getting those big fish on shore and on that table too.
     
  19. tomflatcat

    tomflatcat New Member

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    thanks for the pics. Those are some serious cats.