While fishing in the Po Delta last week, an Italian fisherman, Dino Ferrari, managed to reel in a 280-pound wels catfish. The monstrous fish is being touted as the largest wels catfish ever caught with a rod and reel.
Parental catfish of Lake Malawi feed and care for their young in a way similar to birds. Both parents defend the nest and the female sheds unfertilized eggs which are eaten by the catfish young. Another fish species takes advantage of this unusual trait.
Catfish noodling is the practice of catching catfish by letting them latch onto your arm. It is a sport for the adventurous and injuries are possible. But it's become a hot trend for Southerners in the U.S.
Scientists fear one of the world's largest catfish, called a goonch, may have started killing swimmers in the Great Kali river near the India-Nepal border after scavenging corpses dumped there. One goonch recently came in at 161 pounds and 6 feet long.