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Date Photo Comment Nickname  
21-01-2010 My personal best was only 100lbs 16oz blue cat in the beaver lake in Arkansas. There is said to be bigger cats near the dam. Congratulations. And it is said they will introduce the Silurus Glanis to the beaver in the next year or so. Praying they do i wouldlove to catch one of them in 20 or so years. catfishin
08-08-2009 Texas is a good place to catch big catfish, and it's a good place to catch a lot of catfish. We have Channel, Blue, and Flathead catfish, and many lakes with catfish in the 50-100 pound range. I like to catch my limit of Channel cats in the 4-14 pound range and fill the freezer with fillets. I "surf" cast, and use jugs and trotlines. Come on down and have some fun. spazmid
16-07-2008 nice fish but cath and release that much fish to eat is not an option when you love to eat one of the best tasting fish in Texas jethro
02-03-2008 Hi. Just leaving my footprint. I was searching the internet for photos of pterodactyls which led to sabertooth cats which led to an underwater photo of a white tiger swimming which looked cool so I searched on "big cats swimming" and came upon the catfish picture and I followed the story and here I am. varan619
27-11-2007 Very very good fish, congratulations!!! krassi
04-08-2007 http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/08/top-15-amazingly-ginormous-fat-cats I was looking at the page of faked pictures and recognized the cat they spliced into Lucas's picture. Riley, not fat but impressively large. I love the catfish picture! That thing is huge! marhawkman
29-07-2007 Hilarious. I have had a good chuckle this afternoon reading the posts. I think the videos speak for themselves! If anyone still has doubts take a look for crying out loud. Happy fishing! champaine
16-05-2007 Lucas, may i say congratulations on such a wonderful cat, considering my personal best is a 42 pounder, though that was right here in England! for all those who believe that this a in fact a blue catfish i can assure you that your are worng, the tail fin and anal fin are completely different from that of a wels cat, though respectively the heads of both fish are very simular, so for a non-experience angler the mistake is a easy one to make. andy_morrissy
13-04-2007 So what do you boys do with these big cat fish, I hope you throw them back in, how long does it take for one of these fish to get this big? vicstress
31-03-2007 Hi MRCARTER468. Thank you so much for this big information. I'll forward your message to Lucas. I'm shure he didn't know that in fact he is a diver of "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers". Best regards to you and take care. webmaster
31-03-2007 I have the original article on this catch. The fish in the photo was killed, and dragged from the dam locks of Carlyle Lake in Illinois. It was estimated, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to be about 29yrs. old. The two men are divers, not fishermen. mrcarter468
10-12-2006 Was happy to read that Lucas returns fish to the water. Any fish old enough & able to last long enough to get this size, should be allowed to keep on growing. Wish everyone would do the same. mackcat
18-11-2006 Hi guys; this thread looks a little dead, but I couldn't resist a comment. This beastie definitely came from the Po in Italy and was definitely a wels cat. I've been catching them for a decade and know what they look like... It's a great fish but not the biggest I've seen from the Po. Check out these guys - they're a guiding service who operate on the Ebro in Spain. http://www.spanish-catfish-ebro.com/ These days it's very possible to get fish in excess of 200 pounds!! Bigger fish swim in the Po, but you won't beat the Ebro for numbers and average weight. I had 46 fish in 4 days fishing on the Ebro. 30 of them were over 100 pounds! Tight lines. catman.uk
26-04-2006 Sir, your catfish is (was) adorable. I keep kitty fish as pets, and had I the chance, I would have dug a big pond in my backyard and named yours Julio. http://www.templelooters.com/aquarium/shark.htm jennifer.starr
24-04-2006 I've been fishing my whole life and... well... congrats dude! pinkpinkfish
17-04-2006 I am from Illinois in the United States. This is truly an amazing catch. My personal record is a 31 lb Channel. The fish in the pic resembles a channel (look at the spotting) more than a blue (as so many keep stating). I have witnessed American cats near the size of this one, but they were not caught. They lie at the base of the local dam feeding on all the fish that get sucked through the flow gates. You can view them through the windows at the base within the dam. Once again Great Job Lucas!! Thanks for sharing your catch with all of us Stateside. nos
28-01-2006 hello everyone i am a proud texan and am ashamed of the rude people who have posted comments here love your site and as fisherman we should be passing the love of the sport and respect of others to the future generations bassn1968
30-11-2005 Nic pic, I like your weigh station, fish care is important, a fine example to set. stephen.buss
11-10-2005 http://momentoffame.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/8446/cat/524/page/3 webmaster
18-09-2005 Surprised at the ignorance here. Do your homework and learn about catfish specimens/species much bigger. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catfish or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Mekong_Catfish/ Pictures and story of worlds largest catfish: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8404622/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/06/0629_050629_giantcatfish.html Or just use this google search http://www.google.com/search?q=646+%22mekong+catfish%22 If it aint Dutch, it aint much. Dag! --From a Utahn ignorance.abound
12-09-2005 Finally the truth. Thank you for posting this site especially with the links to all the other huge catfish. I have been amazed by the site and the look of sheer joy portrayed on all the angler's faces. I believe the world record was recently set by a Mekong giant catfish of 646 lbs or 300kg in Thailand. ucfruggerpinto
16-08-2005 Guys thats one huge cat, I would have loved to been there to see you two fight that monster in. Good luck in the future with your fishing and dont forget to take a child fishing with you. jar_.fly2003
13-07-2005 That's a big cat. Recently reported was a 295 kgs (yes KGS!) catfish caught in Thailand. Seeing is believing - haven't seen photo yet. Add salt to this unconfirmed report. troutman
22-06-2005 I too am from Texas and agree that we got some BIG cats here, but none that look like that if you know your fish and know the area you know that that cat never came from Texas. I think RED NECK IN TEXAS is a little boy talking all that HONKY on here to make himself look big and bad, giving people the wrong idea of us folks here in Texas. People like him need to GROW UP and be a MAN not a little BOY!!!! By the way guys congrats on your cat he a nice catch!!!! hasrebelpride
08-06-2005 I have cought 35 inch cat fish be for and thought they were wales ontil I got them up on to shore. I could just not enven begen to think of what kind of fite this cat would put up. That cat ways 45 more ponds than me and I would be a little skidish to get him on my line. buckmaster
02-06-2005 Okay, I am from Texas, and yes, we have big fish down here. There is a possibility that we even have somme that big. That catfish in the picture though, is not a breed from Texas. All the cocky americans who want to argue it need to get over themselves. If you take that much offense to that, go out and try to break the record instead of fighting with someone over it. scaredoffish
01-06-2005 It goes to show that people will steal just about anything. I know someone who "personally knows" these anglers also. I was more than happy to find this site with a copyrighted photo attached. I am not a legal person, but I would think that in order to obtain a copyright you would need the offical photo. If this fish had come out of the Lake Texoma, which my husband fishes as often as possible, the state record would not still be listed as only a 121 lb. blue cat. Compare the size of the two fish in previous links, they are not even close to a 20 lb difference (140 vs 121). Love america, but not too proud of us at the moment. tntgirl
01-06-2005 Whatever, SOUTHERNYANKER. The fish in the pic is clearly not a blue. It's not a channel. It's not a flathead. So, which species of Texas catfish looks identical to the european wels catfish? blazintr33z
30-05-2005 How common is it to catch a monster like this in the Po. I saw an Amazon cat the size of a station wagon at the Milwakee (Wisconson, USA) zoo when i was ten, which was bigger than the one pictured. I can only imagine what else lies at the bottom of that river! el.bastardo.loco
28-05-2005 I have added {moderated} everywhere... Tight lines, Markku (webmaster) webmaster
27-05-2005 Dear P.R.A.N.T.D.I.A, Dear all, First point: 1.a) The aim of our website is to share a passion about wels catfish fishing (nothing else). 1.b) Our website is not commercial. 1.c) Our website is not political. 1.d) We are not anti-americans, anti-texans or anti-whatever. You can check this very easily. 1.e) We don't hope showing that one nation is kinder or gentler than another (and/or otherwise). 1.f) We don't hope showing that one nation is dumber than another (and/or otherwise). Second point: 2.a) All this mess about TX/US is out of topic. 2.b) It happens that we receive really many hate messages (mainly based on political matters). (Please read points 1C, 1D, 1E and 1F.). I rejected all these messages. Please take a note of this; I have never ever said or written something like "people.really.are.that.dumb.in.america". 2.c) I was not careful enough when I didn't reject the message from REDNECK.IN.TEXAS. Now I do realize that this could offense both americans and non americans. I do apologize. 2.d) I decide to re-read all comments for this photo 713 and I'll moderate all messages I find 'suspect' or 'not correct'. To all our visitors, where ever you come from, you are all welcome!!! Best regards, Markku (webmaster) webmaster
27-05-2005 Webmaster, I don't think the Redneck.In.Texas is really from Texas (or the US for that matter). I agree that there is a melting pot of stupidity boiling over from Texas, but please don't post those people in hopes of showing a kinder gentler nation. Cheers, --people.really.are.not.that.dumb.in.america North Carolina, USA WEBMASTER: Your Nickname PEOPLE.REALLY.ARE.NOT.THAT.DUMB.IN.AMERICA was too long. I made it shorter: P.R.A.N.T.D.I.A p.r.a.n.t.d.i.a
27-05-2005 http://www.briarthorn.net/ writes: This could be a Euro record. If this isn't a photoshop wonder then its probably a world record dunno, really unsure. Hard to believe this size of fish is hanging around those rivers in Europe, Germany, Italy. While England and Germany also sport some hugh pike - but they wouldn't hold a candle to this Hugh catfish that was suppose to have been caught in Italy. This is from a foreign catfish angler's website where a man named Lucas Van Der Geest claims to have caught a 6 1/2 foot catfish weighing 187.4 pounds. It was allegedly caught in the Po River in Italy, although I have know way of substantiating this. ...> http://xvella.free.fr/photos/stats-eng.php?size=2&col=3&rank=1 (photos sorted by size) webmaster
27-05-2005 To Redneck.In.Texas Are you sure you're from The States? You don't write like you are. To my American eyes your writing looks more like someone trying to "sound" American. That, or you have completly forgot everything your English teachers ever taught you. BTW, how did you catch from 3 cats? Pole or noodlein'? shebeeinks
27-05-2005 I apologize for my own ignorance. I am intolorant of stupidity, but have had time to get over it by now. I will refrain from lashing out in the future. el.bastardo.loco
26-05-2005 to REDNECK.IN.TEXAS and EL.BASTARDO.LOCO: - The lack of Q.I. of some commentators does not bother me much. - The comment of REDNECK.IN.TEXAS is one of the "nicest" what we have received from "Bad Boys of Texas". - The URL of this website ends by ".fr", and it's enough to wake up arrogance (overbearing pride) for some visitors (mainly from TX/USA). - As I wrote before, there are hundreds of websites for "I hate frenchies" people (and for this time I accepted the message from REDNECK.IN.TEXAS instead of rejecting it). - BTW, I'm not french (I can show my passport) and I don't hate anybody because of his/hers national background, and I have nothing against our "kind" ignorant rednecks. - From now on, I'll be more careful and I'll reject all suspect messages... Best regards to all! webmaster
26-05-2005 There is nothing more ignorant than a jealous redneck. First off....he is from Holland, not France. Second, it is perfectly clear it isn't a fake pic. Third, I do believe that REDNECK.IN.TEXAS has a serious {moderated} problem (you know what I mean by this), as with a few others on here. Do you speak the same as you type, Mr. REDNECK.IN.TEXAS? {moderated} el.bastardo.loco
26-05-2005 Why does that link about the Fish in Miss. say "World Record"? It is not as big as the one on this page, right? primetimerg
26-05-2005 20 years old webmaster
26-05-2005 Hello and grats on the nice fish. I was wondering on what the age might be for a cat that size? joman
25-05-2005 Theres a new United States Catfish record.. It was caught in Illinios in the Mississippi River.. Heres a link to the article.. http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20050524173309990004&ncid=NWS00010000000001 jeff.from.georgia
09-05-2005 Hi just to let everybody know there is fish that large here in the United States. But that large of fish hangs mostly around close to the damns and eat the small quality of smaller fish. As divers who check the drain by the damn have actaully seen them. They have been spotted in the damns by the Arizona lakes. So if anybody thinks these large fish ae fake. You are in la - la land. Wake up. This is a proven true fact.. REX arizona.fisherman
26-04-2005 Life is like a coin you can spend it any way you like but you can only spend it once. strikeking
21-04-2005 That is a truly awesome fish!! I would also like to say that I am embarassed by what some of the other Americans have said here, and pity their ignorance. Kentucky, USA kittykiller
18-04-2005 Nice catch Lucas! To all you people still doubting the real story all you need to do is check out sites like http://www.grupposiluro.it/ and http://www.meervalstudiegroep.com/. Also, a message to REDNECK.IN.TEXAS: Lay off dude, you're just jealous, nice catches with your 3 26 pounders, but this fish alone still weighs much more than all of yours put together! I don't really think it's right to even compare the two, because one is a Blue and the other is a Wels, so it would be kind of like if I went and caught a Peacock bass and tried to compare it to a Smallmouth, but if you Texan's want to be that way, here's news: A cattie that size has never and will never be caught in Texas! (no offense to Texan's in general, I am talking to people like REDNECK.IN.TEXAS and the other {moderated} out there who can't admit a fact). dodgerulz
15-04-2005 to FUNNYLOOKINGOWL: for age...: i could say this fish is near 20 years old for taste...: too old for good tasting meat remarks...: this fish was released after capture & photos webmaster
15-04-2005 Hey, is anyone going to answer my question (see above) as to the age & taste of these catfish? funnylookingowl
09-04-2005 good god folks, THERES NO DORSAL FIN! no cat in the states are without it! in kentucky shellcracker2
04-04-2005 I have absolutely no idea how I got to this website but it is interesting stuff even though I know nothing about fishing. I was wondering... How old would a catfish this size be? Also I wouldn't condone anyone eating anything that's survived long enough to grow this big, but if one was to eat a catfish of this size, would it taste the same as a smaller catfish? funnylookingowl
28-03-2005 Lucas, I am an editor for a USA-based fishing magazine and would like to include a photo of you such as this one showing the top-set eyes and underbite that the wels cats exhibit for an upcoming piece on klonking. The piece will deal with some american catfishermen and their klonking experiences as well as a printed link to the predastore.nl site where fishermen may purchase a qualiy example of a klonk. Please contact me at your earliest convience as the deadline for the photos is approaching. You are welcome to review the article for authenticity. Good Fishing, Tim Scott mailto:tim@procats.com tim.scott

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