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Hunting, shooting, fishing for Giant tiger fish

Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing, Spearfishing

By now, after all the recent press for this fishing challenge, the whispered words “Giant tiger fish” creates an image of a grinning, toothy giant tiger fish, a true underwater predator among its fans.

There is no freshwater game fish more difficult, more primitive than this; an adventuring angler's dream come true.

Giant tiger fish have shocked the angling and science community with their unique set of teeth.

Claims of people being attacked throughout the Congo basin where the giant fish lurks in quiet pools have also been made, making it one of the few fish species, not a shark, to attack humans.

What more do you need in a gamefish? The audacious destination, the exotic, spectacular fish and its huge size is all a trophy angler needs.

Giant tiger fish are great on the fly, chasing wild, vivacious streamers, or with spinning tackle, skating lures on the surface or getting bait down to the ground.
Record giant tiger fish, also called goliath tigerfish or mbenga by most locals, are waiting for you- deep in the heart of Africa.

Basic Info

Scientific name: Hydrocynus goliath

Size: up to 1.5 m

Weight: up to 50 kg

Lifespan: 10 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): central and southern Africa