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Goonch Catfish

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The business end of a goonch catfish!
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Goonch Characteristics

Most goonch are caught by accident, and most are lost, although with luck you might get one in if you happen to hook it in quieter water. In 1982 I caught one on a silver spoon fished in a rapid on 1-pound line and a 9-foot spinning rod. But I had to resort to shifting it with hurled rocks, and luckily it didn’t find a snag or cut the line, and I eventually beached it 300 yards downstream.

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