Giant Catfish are real, but they still have a connection to Cryptozoology. Recently a HUGE catfish was caught in Italy. You can see how big it was in the image below...…
This fish is 8 feet 9 inches long and weighs 266 pounds!
That's one big fish in India. But gigantic catfish have been reported other places as well. Loren Coleman has a whole chapter on the huge fish in his book Mysterious America. One giant catfish discussed is the one seen in Lake Decatuer, in Illinois.
This photo shows that there can be giants of animal species. Other cryptozoological creatures said to be huge include giant snakes, giant spiders, giant bats, and giant octopi. If a catfish can get this big, why can't other animal do the same?