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10 Biggest Catfish World Records of All Time

by Jack Vitek   |  December 8th, 2014 12

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.

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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.

Not only will we examine where to find these fish and how to identify them – but more importantly, we’ll tell you how to catch some of the world’s biggest catfish.

Here are the world records to beat and tips for how to do it:

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