and weighed by Thai fisheries department officials, said Zeb Hogan, LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — It's been three decades since the reunification of Germany, but camping enthusiasts from the former East Germany allow themselves twice a year to relive the past and forget about how much has changed. The nearly 9-foot-long Mekong giant catfish was landed May 1 by Experts say the fish, a Mekong giant catfish, was around 170 years old and never seen in this part of the world. LUCKNOW, India (AP) — An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 people accused of crimes in a 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violence leaving some 2,000 people dead. Two fishermen display a 646-pound catfish in Thailand. who leads an international project to locate and study the world's The state of Virginia is widely known for producing the world record blue catfish, which weighed an astounding 143 pounds. BANGKOK, Thailand - This big one did not get away. 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You can cancel at any time. pieces to villagers as food. about the catch for a scientific journal. Thursday. This Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. then {{format_dollars}}{{start_price}}{{format_cents}} per month. It is somewhat less nocturnal than other cats and is a popular gamefish. Copyright © 2005 Associated Press. The massive catfish he reeled in ended up breaking a North Carolina record. The all-tackle world record white cat weighed 19 pounds 5 ounces and was caught in California on May 7, 2005. groups, which planned to release it to spawn upriver, but it died Benjamin Gründer, a 37-year-old professional fisherman from River Po in Italy, hooked one of the largest freshwater fish on the planet, a 9-foot-long catfish setting a new world record. Please subscribe to keep reading. 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Still, a glance at the nation's record catfish reveals nine fish breaking the 80-pound barrier, three of which topped 90. villagers in Chiang Khong, a remote district in northern Thailand, Hogan, whose work is funded by the World Wildlife Fund and the You can search all IGFA World Records for freshwater and saltwater fishes in All-TackleLine Class, All-Tackle Length for male, female and junior anglers. the world's largest freshwater fish ever caught, a researcher said Thai fishermen netted a 646-pound catfish believed to have been Catfish broke record at 646 pounds ... Thai fishermen netted a 646-pound catfish believed to have been the world's largest freshwater fish ever caught, a researcher said Thursday. redistributed. The white catfish is native to the east coast from Florida to New York. 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National Geographic Society, said he is planning to write a paper Police in Vietnam have confiscated an estimated 345,000 used condoms that were reportedly cleaned and resold as new. You have permission to edit this article. material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or The fishermen had hoped to sell the fish to environmental Police in Canada used a helicopter, night vision technology and canine teams to find a boy who went missing. The IGFA world records for the four species were caught in the U.S. The catfish weighed in at 736 lbs. Record Breaking Catch. We'll start with the granddaddy of flathead records, the world all-tackle, then offer a sampling from around cat country to whet your appetite for monster mud cats of your own. The record for biggest flathead catfish ever caught in the waters of Virginia is slightly more than half that weight, but still considered a giant. 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