Wels Catfish are among the biggest in the world from the Po River in Italy winding through the Valley in the Po Delta. Did radioactive waste get dumped into the ecosystem causing these giant Wels Catfish to grow so big? These freshwater cat fish are something to behold that’s for sure. But what is a Wels catfish, and what is this po river all about? Are these mutant fish? Lots of interesting questions and some interesting fish stories and catfish videos to go along with it.
Big Catfish I Tell Ya What!
Wels Catfish Po River dwellers are Big Fish, some say these monster fish are the biggest in the world. Yet there are also other areas of the world where giant record breaking catfish are found as well. Watch the exciting Wels Giant Catfish Videos on youtube or if you want more information on this breathtaking monster just read below. Also don’t miss out on our catfish report check it out at>>>> Cat Fish Everything you need to know Fun Facts.
Biggest Wels Catfish Po River Record
Here is recent Rod and Reel Record for this Epic Size Cat-Fish species.
- Record Facts> Dino Ferrari caught the 280 lb wels catfish
- It was caught on rod and reel making it the record catfish caught by angling on a spinning reel and rod combo
- The Massive freshwater fish was caught in Northern Italy
- It took about approx 40 minutes to reel in the Lunker Sized Cat Fish
- Just shy of 9 feet long was this Monster Fresh Water Fish from the Po River Delta
More Big Wels Cat Fish Facts and Information
- Bottom Feeder-Prefers weedy, mucky, bottoms
- Hangs out in deep holes, can be territorial
- Popular as a Sportfish in Europe, its native range
- Largest Freshwater Fish on the Planet
- Normally approx 4-5 feet long and mid 40 lb range
- Possible weights up to 650 lbs and lengths up to 16 foot long from the past are somewhat hard to prove their credibility but reports of fish this size are indeed on record from long ago.
- Nicknames go by the Ebro Monster, Man Eating Catfish, and European Maneater! Pretty tough nicknames for this Giant Catfish for sure
Big enough to eat any man woman or child that’s for sure. Watch where you go swimming when in Italy’s Po River. The Wels Po River fresh water monster residents there may be hungry for tourists!
Don’t Go Fisting For These Po River Monsters
Ever heard of Fist fishing for catfish? Ya, well no one will be fist fishing for these I tell you what! Have you ever went fisting for cat fish? Drop us a message and tell us about how you survived it in the comments below. Better yet submit your best fish video fisting fish. We would love to see that! Thanks for visiting our page at Big Wels Catfish from the Po River: Are these Breathtaking Massive Fish for Real?
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