640+ pound catfish!

26 replies to this topic
  • CraZ DrtRider17

Posted July 03, 2005 - 05:55 PM


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The above image is of a 646-pound Mekong giant catfish, netted in Thiland.

thats crazy!
i know saltwater guys to be happy with a fish that big

  • Cr85RaCeR607

Posted July 03, 2005 - 05:58 PM


:) :) :D :D :D

  • Skinsfan6

Posted July 03, 2005 - 07:11 PM


WOW. You could eat off of that for two years..for a family of four. Imagine the whiskers.....

  • 150stocker

Posted July 03, 2005 - 07:12 PM


jesus christ, I didn't think those things got over 100 lbs, let alone 640!

  • mayner

Posted July 03, 2005 - 09:32 PM



Can you imagine the smell on that thing? I mean cats have a certain "odor" about them but a 640 pounder?


  • avlnch

Posted July 03, 2005 - 09:48 PM


damn thats one huge fish.

  • GIANTac1

Posted July 03, 2005 - 10:57 PM


Catfish get really big. Talk to some divers who explore your lakes and dams and you will be suprised from the stories. Heard of catfish as big as volkswagons. Thailand is great! I been there a few times and have enjoyed Mekong whiskey! Talk about a buzz, man I saw flying 640lb. catfish......really!

  • Blowin_Trannys

Posted July 03, 2005 - 10:59 PM


omg...... that is one ugly mofo..... i bet it put up a pretty good fight for a fresh water fish

  • mil_rider

Posted July 03, 2005 - 11:03 PM


That'll feed a family of four... :)

  • ovrrdrive

Posted July 04, 2005 - 05:29 AM


WOW. You could eat off of that for two years..for a family of four. Imagine the whiskers.....

Actually, from what I heard they did end up eating it.

They wanted to sell it when it was alive but it died. So they ate it. :)

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  • crf250rnewbie

Posted July 04, 2005 - 12:54 PM


Some one told me that those stories of huge catfish near damn's was a myth :) But you never know. That would scare the hell out of me to come face to face with one while diving.

  • NorCal

Posted July 04, 2005 - 01:03 PM


Wow.....what if they kept it alive :)

  • CRFiddyRyder

Posted July 04, 2005 - 01:23 PM


dude that's not even a fish anymore, it's a small whale

  • Ride Red 123

Posted July 04, 2005 - 01:37 PM


thats... big...

  • MisterMan

Posted July 04, 2005 - 02:40 PM


something that big and cool should have been released.

  • davepunc

Posted July 04, 2005 - 04:31 PM


hehehe.. looks like a baby whale..

  • Rich450

Posted July 04, 2005 - 04:49 PM


I read the article which went with the pic. The fish was caught by scientists who are studying the decline in the population of giant fish in the Mekong delta. They were going to release the fish but it died before they could so they gave it to the local villagers who ate it.

I'll try and find the full article.

  • MOmilkman

Posted July 05, 2005 - 12:52 PM


How about going noodling for one of those!!!!???? LOL

  • robothumpo

Posted July 05, 2005 - 12:55 PM


jesus christ, I didn't think those things got over 100 lbs, let alone 640!

Please refrain from using the lords name in vein. TY

  • gtsnowcrack

Posted July 05, 2005 - 01:35 PM


National Geographic article

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