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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Of course! I feel so silly. ;)
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 Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:02:35 by OldPossum
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Matawan Creek - Toms River NJ - 1916 - two boys swimming 11 miles from ocean killed by shark. 35 posted on Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:15:44 by wtc911
Thanks for the info. It was New Jersey instead of New York and there were two casualties.
Holy cow, the 25 lb carp I caught this morning would have been a snack for this fish! I got the carp up on the dock but couldn’t get ahold of it to put it back in the water. Finally had to just scoot it across the dock with my feet to get it back in the water. But catching it was a lot of fun!
When I was a kid on vacation in NE Texas I saw them bring a snapper in as big as a truck tire. It practically filled the bed of a pick up truck.
Catfish will go after live bait too.
a snapper in as big as a truck tire
We lived in a dinky Kansas town. Some of the guys would catch the turtle, and then butcher it. They’re stories of being chased around the boat were a hoot!
I pulled a small one, about 12” across, out of a creek. It’s head looked the size of a baseball...boy, I sent him flying in a hurry!
Some of the best eating I ever had was when some guys fried up some soft shelled snapper tempura style.
Absolutely amazing. It is amazing how time slows down(the mind speeds up)under extreme conditions like that. Are you in Texas? Family and I are from New Braunfels.
Genuine genetic Texan. My family settled in the Robert Lee area in the 1790’s. I mainly grew up in San Antone, finished my education in Houston but live in NC now. MUCH better weather. However, I still have a lease near San Angelo so I return home about 4 times a year.
I tried to get my wife to move to TX but she said she would she would make my life miserable. She is a redhead so I believed her.
I went to Texas Tech and have a genuine love for West Texas. Now living in NB, I can say that I don’t miss the weather or scenery but the people of West Texas are the finest in the world. I’ve lived all over the state. Corpus till two years after high school, Austin, Lubbock, Dallas, San Antonio and finally home in NB.
Date a redhead in college. Don’t cross her....apparently you already know that.
“My family settled in the Robert Lee area in the 1790s.”
Dang. Hats off to you. My family settled in Gonzales in the 1820s. I’m a newbie compared to you.
I really, really miss the accents and people, especially the sense of humor. Plus the precise answers to questions.
In the deep south if you ask when somebody will be back it will be “a while” and if you ask if that is less than an hour they say “ a little bit. Or how far, “ a ways” or direction “yonder” or size “pretty big”. Plus, it takes a long time to get that answer. They say the reason there are so few local virgins is that by the time the girl says “quit it!, stop” the yankee boys have already moved on. Locally “quit” is pronounced with 3 syllables “ca wih it”.
It absolutely drives me nuts that you can not get a precise answer to any question posed in NC.
Moving to NC from TX was as strange to me as living in Greece - the foods, religion, measurements, dress, laws were all very different. When I moved here the restaurants and hospitals had signs posted, “Thank You for Smoking” and you had to bring your own liquor and join a club to drink a high ball. No restaurants were open on Sunday and you still can’t hunt on Sunday. The other dozens of Blue laws are now generally ignored. My deed actually says I can’t sell my house to Jews or Negros and I am not allowed to mow my yard or wash my car on Sunday.
About 25 years ago I actually had an old guy tell me I was not supposed to be mowing my yard. I told him I was a White Mountain Apache and when he respected my religious holidays I would respect his. That pretty much ended the conversation. Both of my great grandma’s were Cherokee but I figured Apache religious activities would be more mysterious since a lot of people around here are part Cherokee.
It is still growing! Gained 5kg from the time the story was written (45kg) to the time of the photo headline (50kg).
We'd put them out back, stand over it, and shoot it multiple times in the head. It was interesting to watch them crawl away from us without a head...