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Record Breaking Catfish

Fried catfish is a southern dish that is scrumptious, often served with hushpuppies and fried potatoes. I have eaten it many times and find it quite delicious.

In the response to this article in the UK Daily Mail, more than one reader suggested that such a specimen should be returned to the water. What are your thoughts? Should the fishers keep such a fish, or in regard for its beauty and size, should such be released?

‘Jaws’ record-breaking catfish caught in Spain

Last updated at 15:41pm on 23rd November 2006 A British angler has landed a European record on his first catfishing expedition. Carl Smith, pictured right with friend Dave Jones, caught the 226lb wels catfish on holiday in Spain. The men struggled with the 8ft monster for more than 90 minutes and have named it Jaws.

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Hi Guys,
The fish that Carl and Dave are holding, current Spanish record cat fish, was caught on the River Ebro whilst on a angling tour with me. This was some sort of fish and an awesome sight. Another three fish of over 200lbs. Another four where taken at all over the 100lb mark. Interested in a holiday ? Check out the web site at
Best regards


Pedro, I just now checked the article and it does not tell the exact location in Spain where this fish was caught. Isn’t that fish something?

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