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Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada: Chuck the Channel Catfish

Selkirk calls itself the "Catfish Capital of the World" because of the record size catches plucked from its stretch of the Red River. The 33-foot-high fiberglass statue, erected in 1986, is named for local fisherman Chuck Norquay, who drowned in that same river.

168 Main St., Selkirk, MB, Canada
In front of Smitty's Family Restaurant at Main St. and Selkirk Ave.
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Chuck the Channel Cat

The fiberglass statue of Chuck the Channel Cat is 25-ft. long, built in 1986 and named in memory of local sport fisherman Chuck Norquay, who drowned while fishing. Selkirk's Red River is renowned for its large catfish, and the town promotes itself as the "Catfish Capital of the World."

[Bradley Anderson, 01/19/2011]

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