- Jan 7, 2011
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- North Yorkshire.
I am assuming he cooks them, which reminds me that I used to enjoy what are called Basa fillets from the supermarket, cheap and tasty dusted with herbs etc. Then someone told me on here that were actually catfish from Vietnam and had high levels of mercury and other contaminants in them and I have never eaten them since. Not that that means our "native" catfish will be contaminated to the same or any degree but will they become a targeted food-fish especially by the immigrant population and I am not being political or provocative just that I can see it happening, we don't eat coarse fish as a rule but other nationalities do, it is quite common.A good friend who lives and works in France, Matt, is an expert on fishing for big catfish and typically uses Barbel and Carp as live baits.
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Matt is a chef who has lived and worked in France for many years.
Looking at that photo how many Barbel and carp do you think it might consume in a day?
Personally I see catfish as a disaster in a river . . . . .
Same with zander, catch and dont return,
No one mentions gooseanders, the kill and eat fish, people are more concerned with cormorants.