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(WRAL)   Protip: If you think you caught a world record setting fish, you should have it verified by wildlife authorities BEFORE eating it   (wral.com) divider line
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2021-09-30 12:40:13 PM  
22 votes:

comrade: I thought that they were taking about an actual large catfish which are inedible above a certain size.  Instead it's only 19lbs.

Here's a large and inedible catfish. I eat these a couple of times when our local fisherman sells them and they're pretty good.

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Doesn't eating them disqualify them from being inedible?
 
2021-09-30 11:24:21 AM  
13 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: It was a 20+ pound fish. Weren't there any leftovers to use for DNA testing?


They conveniently disposed of everything that could be used to determine what species it was.  I'm sorry kid but you got the species wrong.  That fish was almost double the previous record and was a lot bigger than the 16 year old record so you would think they would have kept it to mount or verify.... nope ate and disposed of it immediately.
 
2021-09-30 11:30:19 AM  
9 votes:
identification is left to still images and videos, which have proven to be ambiguous and inconclusive to definitively identify the species of catfish in this case

From Bigfoot to UFOs to fish, hillbillies seem to come down with the jitters when they're awestruck.
 
2021-09-30 11:50:47 AM  
8 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: It was a 20+ pound fish. Weren't there any leftovers to use for DNA testing?


I doubt they would accept little pieces because there would be no evidence that the piece came from the same fish.
 
2021-09-30 3:07:59 PM  
7 votes:
Here's another pro tip. If you catch a fish that large, it's a prime breeder. Put the farking thing back for the next generation instead of a single meal for yourself you dumb fatass hillbilly
 
2021-09-30 1:35:01 PM  
6 votes:
Meh, he was fishing to eat. I respect that. Now he has a story and many full bellies. I'd put that in the win column. Don't worry about Guinness.
 
2021-09-30 11:32:55 AM  
5 votes:
Ben Tomkunas, 25, of Coventry, who caught the 21.3-pound (9.66-kilogram) fish, said he gave it to his grandfather the morning after he caught it and it was eaten.

"I can't believe that they think it's OK to do this to someone," Tomkunas told the Journal Inquirer. "It's such an embarrassment."

I share this man's outrage that they won't accept his record-breaking catch on the honor system!
 
2021-09-30 2:33:48 PM  
5 votes:

hissatsu: Ben Tomkunas, 25, of Coventry, who caught the 21.3-pound (9.66-kilogram) fish, said he gave it to his grandfather the morning after he caught it and it was eaten.

"I can't believe that they think it's OK to do this to someone," Tomkunas told the Journal Inquirer. "It's such an embarrassment."

I share this man's outrage that they won't accept his record-breaking catch on the honor system!


They didn't do anything to you, dipshiat. You played yourself.
 
2021-09-30 11:34:18 AM  
4 votes:
Gross. A bottom feeder that big can't taste very good
 
2021-09-30 11:36:36 AM  
4 votes:
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2021-09-30 1:48:45 PM  
4 votes:
I had seen this story before save with out the part about eating the damn thing.  The big jump in weight over the previous record made me think it was not a white catfish as claimed.   The fact it was so quickly disposed of makes me think the guy who caught it realized it as well.

The wildlife authorities would want the entire fish for testing to ensure  shenanigans were being pulled.
 
2021-09-30 11:26:05 AM  
3 votes:
 
2021-09-30 11:36:32 AM  
2 votes:
I thought that they were taking about an actual large catfish which are inedible above a certain size.  Instead it's only 19lbs.

Here's a large and inedible catfish. I eat these a couple of times when our local fisherman sells them and they're pretty good.

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2021-09-30 12:03:20 PM  
2 votes:
He should have weighed himself before and after eating the fish.
 
2021-09-30 2:31:19 PM  
2 votes:

stuhayes2010: In other news, in Connecticut, a 20lb catfish is a record holder.


If it was a White Catfish, yes it was. If it was a Channel Catfish, it was quite small.

Details, Details.
 
2021-09-30 11:45:52 AM  
1 vote:
can't they just test to see if it's a record later?

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2021-09-30 2:34:03 PM  
1 vote:

madgonad: Meh, he was fishing to eat. I respect that. Now he has a story and many full bellies. I'd put that in the win column. Don't worry about Guinness.


Guinness does not certify world record fish.  The International Game Fish Association does.
 
2021-09-30 2:44:54 PM  
1 vote:

basscomm: comrade: I thought that they were taking about an actual large catfish which are inedible above a certain size.  Instead it's only 19lbs.

Here's a large and inedible catfish. I eat these a couple of times when our local fisherman sells them and they're pretty good.

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Doesn't eating them disqualify them from being inedible?


Anything is edible once.
 
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