The record of the largest catfish is taken by the Grizzly bear catfish. This catfish is caught in Thailand. It came on the first position of the largest catfish in the world. Catfish is considered as fresh water animal. It is delicious to be grilled, fried, cooked, and baked. The length of this largest catfish is 9 feet. If you can catch the catfish, you cannot eat it alone for it is big and large. The villagers who had caught this catfish in Thailand cannot carry the fish alone. Several people were needed to take it. Even though those villagers had the intention to keep the fish alive, such intention could not be realized. The catfish died. Then the villagers in that place ate it. It must be like a big party in the village. I am sure that this big catfish can accommodate the whole people who live there.
IUCN included this largest catfish in Thailand as the critically endangered animal. This largest catfish is considered as the largest fish ever caught in 1981. The location of the catfish is on Chiang Khong district. This largest catfish absolutely is a very scarce animal due to the fact that most of the freshwater fish cannot reach such size and length. That’s why the World Wildlife Fund tells the National Geographic Society to learn and study more about the largest freshwater fish in the world. The catfish that you can see on the captivity cannot reach the intended size. If you want to have a big catfish, you may need to wait at least 50 years to see the result. It seems that we do not have much time in the world to wait for such miracle to come.
The catfish that you can grow in the captivity will give different result with the largest catfish that you can see in the wild area. Most of the largest catfish in the captivity cannot gain so much weight. Their bodies have maximum size to grow. The largest catfish that you can see on the wild area is free in life. I just think that the fishermen who could take the largest catfish located in Thailand were lucky people since not all of the fisherman can get such a huge catch.
The weight of this largest catfish is measuring 293 kg or 646 pounds. The fish is considered as the Mekong giant freshwater catfish. The name catfish derived from the cat’s whisker that you find on its mouth. In Asia, this fish is considered as one of the best dishes to cook at home. The first largest fish is taken by the Mekong Giants fish found in Thailand, while the second position is taken by the wels catfish in Eurasia. Even though both catfish look big and giant, their appearance is just like the normal catfish that you can see in the captivity or river. The world’s largest catfish teases us since it has delicious and big meat to eat in the kitchen.