What is the biggest river fish ever caught?

Answer According to National Geographic News, the Mekong giant catfish is the largest freshwater fish caught to date. A team of fishermen caught the fish in the Mekong River on May 1, 2005. The catfish we... Read More »

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What is the biggest fish caught in the Mississippi River?

In 2005, fisherman Tim Pruitt hooked and landed a 124-pound blue catfish while fishing on the Mississippi River. It's the largest Mississippi fish caught on record and the largest blue catfish ever... Read More »

Is eating fish in lakes that accept runoff from fertilized farming fields safe?

On One Hand: Chemical FertilizersRunoff from farms that use chemical fertilizers is high in nitrogen, which reduces the oxygen levels in the water and kills the fish. It also causes toxic algae blo... Read More »

How big is the biggest fish ever caught in pounds?

The biggest recorded fish ever caught was a black marlin. The specimen weighed 1,560 pounds and was caught off the coast of Peru in 1953. Before this fish, the largest ever caught was another black... Read More »

What type of fish is caught by the old man in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea?

Blue Marlin Comment: Ernest Hemingway learned about marlin fishing during the 1930's in Key West and put it to good use.