13 foot wels catfish caught in the 50's in Ussr.
A lot of people don't know just how big wels catfish can get. An some people don't believe in monster man-eating wels, and dismiss them as "wives tales". An try to give you a false impression of the wels catfish with there lack of knowledge. But the fact is Wels catfish can get well over 600 lbs if left alone. The Wels catfish actually grows larger than any catfish in the world, including the Mekong Giant Catfish. In the 1970's and 80's versions of Animal facts and feats. They show a 13 foot wels catfish that weighed 560 lbs caught in the Ussr. You can find that catfish photo on google images. Or go to your local library, and read the book "animal facts and feats". You'll see the photo of the 13 foot wels catfish in it. A Notorious man-eater. This was the largest wels catfish on record, until a 16 foot wels catfish was caught in the Dnieper River in Ukraine. People don't realize it, but there are photos of the this 16 foot wels catfish. It looks like a whale from the head, I remember seeing it. Infact it was shown on television back in 2002. The weights you find about wels catfish online are grossly under estimated beyond conservative. There is one catfish species that grow large enough to gobble up, and swallow a grown man whole. That is the Wels catfish. A notorious man eater throughout Europe. For some reason people want to keep making up there own low estimates about wels catfish. They are far from informed. They think that in the modern world, it has to be scientifically verified by a scientist. An are completely obtuse on the issue. In the 1970's a scientists released wels catfish babys in the River "Ebro" in Spain. Today those catfish are getting over 300 lbs, 15 more years, those wels catfish will be large enough to swallow a man. Wels catfish if left alone to grow, are all capable of exceeding 10 feet in length. The wels catfish is a notorious man-eater through Europe. From Poland from Hungary people in remote places won't even go in the lakes or rivers, because of wels catfish the size of pick up trucks. Many disappearances in Europe are blamed on wels catfish. Wels catfish can grow to monstrous sizes that people reading this article couldn't imagine. It's disappointing reading a lot of misinformed webpages, talking about "tale tales", and "Misindentifcations". There is no tall tale to it. Wels catfish are the largest of catfish, and grow to the sizes, where you'd never get into a lake again if you saw one. Since Medieval times wels catfish have been taking on humans. This is not tall tales, that would be loch ness monster. Some People don't want to realize that large Goonch Catfish, Large Piraiba, and Large Wels catfish are all capable of devouring a human. An try to get you a very low conservative weight about the fish. Not wanting to believe the reality of Fresh water catfish devouring humans. Like Alligators, and Crocodiles there more than capable. Here are some documented reports of wels catfish as man eaters. A child was eaten by a wels catfish in Pressburg Hungary in 1613, a 7 year old was found in a wels catfish Stomache in 1754, in 1793 two 16 year old girls in turkey were devoured by a wels catfish, a body of a woman was found in a wels catfish in Turkey in the 18th century, a hand of a grown woman was also found in a wels catfish and a grown man in the Ukraine in 1804. Many people reported missing in Rural parts of Europe are believed to be eaten alive by large wels catfish. Dieing in the most horrible of ways. Go to Rural Parts of Europe in Turkey, Poland, Ussr, Ukraine. An in large bodys of water in Europe. There you will find catfish the size big enough to swallow you. Don't be fooled by false conservative weights, by those who demand a scientist be on the scene to verify it. Wels catfish are the greatest of the catfish, and the only catfish that is capable of swallowing a grown man whole!