10 Biggest Catfish Records of All Time
By: Jack Vitek
Take a look at the 10 biggest catfish records of all time and learn how to beat them
Unless you live in Antarctica, the only continent they aren’t known to inhabit, there is a species of catfish nearby.
With nearly 3,000 known species, catfish (order Siluriformes) are one of the most diverse groups of vertebrates in the world. The exciting thing for anglers is that many catfish species possess the essential characteristics of a true game fish – they grow big and they fight hard.
These characteristics, coupled with their prolific distribution, make catfish one of the most popular recreational game fish in the world.
Using the International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) world record database and its extensive network of members around the world, we produced a list of some of the most popular catfish species in the world.
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