World's Largest Catfish

I never knew catfish could be this big. This is actually kind of frightening.

Per the Daily Mail (via BSO), the world's largest catfish, measuring at over 8 feet long and nearly 300 pounds, was caught overseas this past week.

A fisherman has caught a giant 8ft 9in long catfish weighing 19 stone – and it could be the biggest ever caught with the humble rod and line.

Dino Ferrari hooked the huge wels catfish, which was 2.67m in length, last week in the Po Delta in Italy.

The cannibalistic wels catfish, also known as the sheatfish, is native to Europe and can grow as long as 13ft and up to 62st – but it is exceedingly rare to catch one that is over two metres long.

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