Wild Cats

As if you thought THESE fish were some of the biggest and weirdest out there, our good friend Heinz Machacek at www.fishing-worldrecords.com shows us that catfish can be just as numerous and huge as any other fish. Giant Pangasius Record
Nathan Gallagher landed this giant in 2009 on the Palm Tree Lagoon, Thailand. It weighed 94 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 55 inches.
Piraiba Record
On Rio Solimoes, Brazi, in 2009 this 341 pound, 11 ounce, 91-inch, monster catfish was caught by Jorge Masullo de Aguiar.
Goonch Record
On the Ramganga River, India, in 2008, Jeremy Wade ( Of Animal Planet's RIVER MONSTERS ) hooked this 161 pound, 71-inch giant.
Kokuni Record
This monster came out of the Zaire River, Zaire, in 2009, caught by Jakub Vagner. It weighed 66 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 47 inches.
Jau Record
This world record jau was taken in 2004 on Brazil's Rio Urariquera by Russell Jensen. It measured 65 inches and weighed 109 pounds.
Sharptoothed Catfish Record
This fish tied for the sharptooth world record. It was caught on the Orange River in South Africa in 2003 by W. Moller. It measures 75 inches and weighs 93 pounds.
Firewood Catfish Record
Caught on the Amazon River system in Ecuador this 27 pound, 12 ounce, 57 inch firewood catfish was caught by Jens Bursell in 2005.
Brachyplatystoma Capapretum Record
This catfish world record was taken in 2007 on Rio Pasimoni, Venezuela. It was caught by Antonio Camp G., weighed 72 pounds and measures 55 inches.
Amur Catfish Record
On the Cheongyong Reservoir in South Korea in 2009, Kim Gi-Dong caught this recording breaking amur. It weighed 44 pounds and measured 52 inches.
Spot Pangasius Record
Tim Webb landed this world record in 2008 in Central Plain, Thailand. It weighed 16 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 26 inches.
Flatwhiskered Catfish Record
This world recorded was taken in 2009 on Rio Paraguay in Brazil. It weighed 55 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 39 inches.
Ripsaw Catfish Record
This world record ripsaw catfish weighed in at 39 pounds, 12 ounces and measured over 39 inches. It was caught by Nigel Lofthouse in 2008 at Topcats Fishery in Thailand.
Pati Record
This South American catfish was caught in 2005 on the Rio Parana, Argentina, by Pablo Ferrai. It measured more than 39 inches and weighed 48 pounds, 8 ounces.
Broadhead Catfish Record
J. F. Helias, who holds several world records, caught this broadhead cat in 1999 in Fishing World Lake, Thailand. It measured 22 inches, six pounds, 10 ounces.
Leiarius Marmoratus Record
This leiarius marmoratus or jundia world record came in at 28 pounds, 11 ounces and measured over 39 inches. It was caught in 2009 in Rio Travessao, Brazil, by Russell Jensen.
Brown Bullhead Record
This world record brown bullhead was caught in 2009 on Lake Mahopac in New York by Glen Collacuro. It weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 22 inches.