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Mystical goliath tiger fish caught on camera
News.comau ^ | 10/21/10

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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1 posted on 10/23/2010 7:49:26 AM PDT by FromLori
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To: FromLori

I wonder what form of mysticism the fish subscribes to.


2 posted on 10/23/2010 7:51:11 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: FromLori
Great.110 lb piranhas.
3 posted on 10/23/2010 7:52:52 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: coloradan

Mystical fish?


4 posted on 10/23/2010 7:53:31 AM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: FromLori

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...”


5 posted on 10/23/2010 7:53:42 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-Reader: omnipotence at home, impotence abroad (Weekly Standard))
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To: coloradan
I wonder what form of mysticism the fish subscribes to.

Obamaism?

6 posted on 10/23/2010 7:54:09 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 639 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: FromLori

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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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Mr Wade said he used catfish as bait for the tigerfish and a 91kg rod and line.

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After carefully avoiding the creature’s razor-sharp teeth while posing for photos, Mr Wade said he returned it to the river soon afterwards.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/world/mystical-goliath-tiger-fish-caught-on-camera/story-e6frfqai-1225941552399#ixzz13C34qsQx


7 posted on 10/23/2010 7:56:22 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: FromLori

Big deal...I have 32 teeth, too.


8 posted on 10/23/2010 7:56:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: FromLori

Dump some breeding stock into Falcon Lake.


9 posted on 10/23/2010 7:56:58 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: FromLori

This is a different one caught in June:

http://www.mixxbuzzers.com/7407/gigantic-tiger-fish-6-feet-and-7-inches-long/


10 posted on 10/23/2010 7:58:51 AM PDT by PhilipFreneau
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To: FromLori

How cool!!

The kids and I have watched most of his shows - very entertaining.....


11 posted on 10/23/2010 7:59:02 AM PDT by birddog (http://www.nohr669.com/)
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To: coloradan

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.


12 posted on 10/23/2010 8:01:46 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: FromLori
I have watched that show..It is very interesting to see the different kind of fish..That made me hate going swimming in a lake creek or any other water that looks like a sewer..I will not even put my feet in it..Just think what roams around under the water..I had heard that there are giant fish in some of the lakes around here the main story I heard was from someone that lived in Louisville Texas and they said there were cat fish that were as big as Volkswagen's..I didn't believe it until I saw some of the giants this man brought up..
13 posted on 10/23/2010 8:02:05 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: FromLori

It’s nice to take the kids fishing,(as bait.) lol


14 posted on 10/23/2010 8:02:06 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: freedumb2003

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.


15 posted on 10/23/2010 8:07:57 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

the hell was pelosi doing for a swim way out THERE?


16 posted on 10/23/2010 8:10:25 AM PDT by musicbymuzak
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To: coloradan

Aqua Buddha


17 posted on 10/23/2010 8:11:15 AM PDT by lonevoice (Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music)
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To: PLD

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....


18 posted on 10/23/2010 8:11:41 AM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: FromLori

>>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.


19 posted on 10/23/2010 8:16:36 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-Reader: omnipotence at home, impotence abroad (Weekly Standard))
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To: Farmer Dean

Released in Florida would they eat the Pythons?


20 posted on 10/23/2010 8:18:26 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: WestwardHo

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..


21 posted on 10/23/2010 8:21:42 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: FromLori

i only thougth sh*t like that existed in low budget ScyFi movies!


22 posted on 10/23/2010 8:23:07 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: coloradan; FromLori; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson
I wonder what form of mysticism the fish subscribes to.

Depends on his cast(e).

23 posted on 10/23/2010 8:27:47 AM PDT by martin_fierro (The Piece of Cod that surpasseth all understanding)
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To: WestwardHo

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.


24 posted on 10/23/2010 8:37:30 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: PLD
"That made me hate going swimming in a lake creek or any other water that looks like a sewer..I will not even put my feet in it..Just think what roams around under the water.."

"I never drink water because of the disgusting things fish do in it." - WC Fields :-)

25 posted on 10/23/2010 8:44:22 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: PLD

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!


26 posted on 10/23/2010 8:45:17 AM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


27 posted on 10/23/2010 8:46:33 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: FromLori
"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."

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."

28 posted on 10/23/2010 8:49:51 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Another reason to stay “Out of Africa”


29 posted on 10/23/2010 8:57:44 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles
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To: FromLori

Border Patrol needs to put a couple of hundred in the Rio Grande River. Wet-Back problem solved!


30 posted on 10/23/2010 8:58:16 AM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: WestwardHo

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..


31 posted on 10/23/2010 8:58:58 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: GourmetDan

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..:)


32 posted on 10/23/2010 9:02:28 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: FromLori
...they told me sharks could be in it that they could have made their way up from the ocean lol.

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.

33 posted on 10/23/2010 9:02:35 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: PAR35

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.


34 posted on 10/23/2010 9:07:59 AM PDT by Defiant (I'm a Fabian Co nstitutionalist. Roll back FDR and progressivism!)
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To: OldPossum

Matawan Creek - Toms River NJ - 1916 - two boys swimming 11 miles from ocean killed by shark.


35 posted on 10/23/2010 9:15:44 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: WestwardHo
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.
So, the catfish (normally just a scavenger), swallowed the water skis before getting to the boy's legs?
Now I know why they call them "fish stories" ... they smell ... bad.
36 posted on 10/23/2010 9:18:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: lonevoice

“Aqua Buddha”


I LOL!


37 posted on 10/23/2010 9:22:09 AM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: Farmer Dean

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.


38 posted on 10/23/2010 9:28:18 AM PDT by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: WestwardHo
When I was in 2nd grade and lived at Fort Hood, a friend and I caught a massive alligator snapping turtle in the creek behind our housing area. It was a case of, "now that we caught it, what do we do next?"

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.

39 posted on 10/23/2010 9:41:48 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany.")
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To: TxDas

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.


40 posted on 10/23/2010 9:42:26 AM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul. Viva Arizona!)
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To: oh8eleven

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.


41 posted on 10/23/2010 9:55:18 AM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: TaMoDee

LOL!


42 posted on 10/23/2010 9:57:40 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
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To: musicbymuzak

LOL. There is a strong resemblance, isn’t there?


43 posted on 10/23/2010 10:01:50 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: PhilipFreneau
Okay....I want to go!!

http://www.sportfishafrica.co.za/ViewVenue.asp?VI=3

44 posted on 10/23/2010 10:16:36 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

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.


45 posted on 10/23/2010 10:30:26 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: crghill

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.


46 posted on 10/23/2010 10:51:47 AM PDT by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: SuzyQue
"Mystical fish?"

Of course silly. You've never heard of the Mystic River? That's where they live.

;-)

47 posted on 10/23/2010 10:55:26 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: PLD
as big as Volkswagen's..I didn't believe it until I saw some of the giants this man brought up..

Probably the dreaded Jetta Carp....they're an invasive species.

48 posted on 10/23/2010 10:58:29 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: FromLori
Come here Fugly Fish Come here!! Whoo Hoo! Take a Bite Outta This!


49 posted on 10/23/2010 11:34:25 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: FromLori

I think I’ll stick to brown trout and rainbow trout.


50 posted on 10/23/2010 11:42:08 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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