Originally posted by TCLynx on AGC, May 30, 2010
Well Here is the blog post I promised about the BIG catfish. We had this girl for a little over two years and she was definitely an advanced fingerling when we got her. This one was from our very first batch of fish that we put in the system in March 2008. We harvested this fish March 31 2010.
This one was two feet long.
And she was so heavy that the kitchen scale couldn’t hold her so we had to get creative and use the luggage scale to get the weight.
Here is a close up of the scale so you can see better what the weight actually was.
And here is a picture of mom holding up the fish just before filleting out the meat. The cook has already removed the barbs then skinned, gutted and removed the head. Even after all that it still looks like a huge piece of fish.
After filleting, we still had six pounds of meat from that one fish. One single fillet was plenty for four of us to eat and still have left overs. Even that big fish was still tender and tasty and wow were some parts of that fillet thick!!!
Just shows what can be possible with aquaponics!