Skip to comments.Mystical goliath tiger fish caught on camera
Posted on 10/23/2010 7:49:24 AM PDT by FromLori
AFTER an eight-day monster battle a British fisherman has caught one of the world's most fearsome freshwater fish. Monster catch on Congo fishing trip
Pause 0:00 / 0:39Scrubber mute Share Fullscreen Monster catch on Congo fishing trip Expert fisherman Jeremy Wade has caught a 50 kilogram tigerfish during a fishing expedition in Africa. 22 October 2010Sky News WATCH MORE VIDEO Angler Jeremy Wade wrestled the 5ft-long goliath tigerfish during a fishing expedition along the Congo River in Africa.
The tigerfish - believed to be a deadlier version of the piranha - has 32 teeth that are a similar size to those of a great white shark and has been known to attack humans and even crocodiles, the UK's Daily Mail reports.
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I wonder what form of mysticism the fish subscribes to.
Holy Moley Frijoles!!!!!
That thing is uglier than my ex-wife (given the teeth I have to assume it is a close relative).
8 days to bring it? Man, start a novel: “Call me Jeremy...”
The tigerfish - believed to be a deadlier version of the piranha - has 32 teeth that are a similar size to those of a great white shark and has been known to attack humans and even crocodiles, the UK’s Daily Mail reports.
Mr Wade said he used catfish as bait for the tigerfish and a 91kg rod and line.
After carefully avoiding the creatures razor-sharp teeth while posing for photos, Mr Wade said he returned it to the river soon afterwards.
Big deal...I have 32 teeth, too.
Dump some breeding stock into Falcon Lake.
This is a different one caught in June:
The kids and I have watched most of his shows - very entertaining.....
I’m not sure this is a new story. I watched the episode where he caught this fish back in June, thus it presumably was filmed maybe a year ago. Was a good episode though.
It’s nice to take the kids fishing,(as bait.) lol
Reminds me of a childhood fear I was always a little leery about swimming in the St. Croix river probably because I have 5 brothers and they told me sharks could be in it that they could have made their way up from the ocean lol.
I had it in my head there were monster fish in it and of course it only made it worse when I dove in one time right into a huge sturgeon.
I swear I thought my heart was going to give out before I could swim to shore (a relatively short distance as the big dock really wasn’t that far out since it deepens quickly) if I had known about that thing I probably would have never swam in it at all.
the hell was pelosi doing for a swim way out THERE?
cat fish that were as big as Volkswagen’s..
There are some biggies in Mid-West resevoirs. Been a few years, but a young boy water skiing behind his dad’s boat, was getting pulled under. A catfish had it’s mouth around the boy’s legs. He survived to tell the tale.
I love snapping turtle stories...big as car tires, pulled into small boats....
>>I had it in my head there were monster fish in it and of course it only made it worse when I dove in one time right into a huge sturgeon.<<
You clearly were led into a sucker punch. I hope you didn’t leave squid marks on your underwear.
Released in Florida would they eat the Pythons?
Now you are really scaring me..
I have a fear of water I have on my mind what could be under me in the water....but guess what I am a great swimmer, in pools..
i only thougth sh*t like that existed in low budget ScyFi movies!
Depends on his cast(e).
I had heard as a boy of giant catfish around the base of the Bagnell dam which impounds the Osage river creating the Lake of the Ozarks. Not certain why they’d be near the base of the dam unless it would be a superior food source.
"I never drink water because of the disgusting things fish do in it." - WC Fields :-)
Well then, we had a friend who as a teenager went boating by night with friends. They hunted water moccasins on a river in Oklahoma. They’re a very aggresive snake. Creeps me out!
Bull sharks do swim up freshwater rivers from the ocean.
"What's interesting about the bull shark is that it's not just found in the ocean. It's one of only two species of shark that can live in freshwater -- the other is the rare river shark."
"Bulls are commonly seen in rivers and lakes, and not just in tidal creeks -- these guys really get around. They've been reported 2,200 miles (3,700 km) upstream the Amazon River and as far up the Mississippi River as Illinois."
Another reason to stay “Out of Africa”
Border Patrol needs to put a couple of hundred in the Rio Grande River. Wet-Back problem solved!
Hey we have a pond (tank for the country people)that are full of water moccasins and I stay away from there...The kids around here go down and shoot them for target practice..Well older kids..
LOL!Sorry I am not like WC I do drink lots of water,Just have a filter system..I don’t buy bottled water it might have the fish poop in it..:)
That's actually possible. The author of "Jaws" was partly inspired by the true story of a Great White" that swam up a river (I believe, in New York State) and killed and ate a young boy.
I’d laugh if those hillbillies that stick their arms into holes to pull out fish came out with one of these. Noodlers, that’s it.
Matawan Creek - Toms River NJ - 1916 - two boys swimming 11 miles from ocean killed by shark.
I am pretty sure piranha live in South America. Tiger fish live in Africa and look absolutely nothing like a piranha. They look like a stripped bass with an attitude. I have caught quite a few Tigers on the Zambezi and Angua rivers in Zimbabwe. They are fantastic fighters and are extremely smart. On the first cast it looks like several torpedoes are coming for the lure and then there is an explosion as the first fish smashes the lure. They dive deep and then erupt from the water like a cross between a striped bass and a bluefish. Second cast a couple of fish chase it and they completely ignore the third cast. Change lures and it starts all over again. After you catch about 4 or 5 fish you have to move because they are educated. Plus the crocs have figured out where you are and the commotion has pissed off the hippos.
I was fishing a deep hole in a otherwise dry river and after the 3rd catch a hippo slowly arose from the depths and blew mist all over me. Pretty nerve wracking since I did not think there was enough water to hide a hippo. I was surprised the tiger fish did not eat him.
Matt's dad helped us get it up to the house, where a game warden came and picked it up. The game warden said that it was the largest turtle he'd ever seen in his career. He took it out to the back end of Fort Hood and released it in an isolated pond so that it could live the rest of its life in peace.
I don’t know how you had the nads to sit there and fish that. I was on a river in Kruger while taking a short break from work in Louis Trichardt and given the crocs, hippos, occasional elephant and various other more than lethal creatures, I decided to stay in the truck. Was awesome to see though. I love Africa.
I didn’t go into a detailed desertation. For your sake, the boy fell, was still in the water, no, I don’t know where his skiis were. The story was unusual because these huge catfish are usually in the deep water below the dam, and relatively sedentary.
All that’s beside the point, we were having fun telling fish stories.
LOL. There is a strong resemblance, isn’t there?
When I was in middle school we latched on to a big snapper while carp fishing a pond at night. We didn’t know what to do with it either so my friend and I decided to go throw it in our neighbors above ground pool as a prank. A couple of days later my parents were talking to them and they told the damnedest story about this stupid turtle that climbed up the stairs of the deck and went in their pool. As a young kid I thought that was hilarious.
My motto is, “Be properly armed at all times!”.
I was charged by a big bull hippo on the Angua River. He was on a dry river bed and charged the second he saw us. My first shot with a .416 Rem at about 30 feet and hit the point of the shoulder. It had absolutely no effect. At that point I heard a voice in my head which very clearly said, “Serious!, VERY Serious!!” so I made the quickest reload of my life and hit him below the right eye at 9 feet. The bullet went through the brain and down about 4 cervical vertebrae, so I had pithed him like a frog. The whole deal took about 1.5 seconds.
I think hippos are the most dangerous mammal in Africa. However, statistically, you are more likely to get pounded by a polar or grizzly bear variant than any African game.
I never did figure out who, where, what regarding the voice. It was male, calm, unhurried and very distinct but really got me in gear because I was pretty stunned when the first shot did nothing. Never had anything like that happen before or since. If I could figure it out maybe I could get my own TV program on Sunday morning. However, if it was Napoleon, they will lock me up.
Of course silly. You've never heard of the Mystic River? That's where they live.
Probably the dreaded Jetta Carp....they're an invasive species.
I think I’ll stick to brown trout and rainbow trout.