This fish inhabits Tropical inshore waters and estuaries, and the freshwater reaches of larger river systems. It can grow to well over 10 kg and has six fleshy "whiskers" around the mouth and a smooth slimy skin, often with a metallic sheen. The catfish is easily caught using a hand line on baits of fish flesh, red meat, or just about anything resembling food. They are best fished for on the bottom, where they use their sensory whiskers to locate food. Spearing is difficult due to the tough bony plate over the head and front of the body. The three . . .
Forked Tail Catfish