GOLIATH TIGER FISH

CONGO – A fish that seems out of a movie is the latest Internet craze!
The goliath tigerfish makes its home in the Congo River system in Africa. The toothy, scary-looking creature looks more myth than reality and seems fit for the movie screen. The goliath tigerfish is considered Africa’s equivalent of the South American piranha.
The goliath tigerfish packs 32 razor-sharp teeth that can tear through even a solid steel wire. It has been ranked by “In Fisherman” magazine as one of the top 10 hardest-fighting freshwater fish on our planet. The fish has the scientific name of Hydrocynus Goliath and they can measure up to 2 meters in length and weigh up to 50 kg.
What makes the goliath tigerfish even more of a legend in Africa aside from its looks is the fact that it is an aggressive hunter. With it set of knives for teeth and aggressive temperament, these fish can pose a serious danger for humans. It’s best caught between dan and nightfall and is a very difficult fish to catch. A 30-40 pound goliath is considered a great catch, while 50-60 pounders would be a monster.
Piranhas have inspired various movies such as “Mega Piranha” (2010) and “Piranha 3-D” (due out in August). Perhaps the growing legend of the goliath tigerfish will inspire its own set of movies.
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42 thoughts on “GOLIATH TIGER FISH”

  1. That fish is insane,i bet if they cut open its belly there would be a small child in it. A fish that big means there are ones far more bigger.

  2. This is quite a catch. However, a very good friend of mine who is a fantastically experienced fisherman from Yorkshire has caught bigger. He’s truly amazing.

  3. I’ve been tiger-fishing in Yorkshire myself. Caught a fantastic 135 pound specimen. Quite sharp teeth as I recall. Made that one look like a pussy frankly. Looking forward to animal lover’s report!

  4. 135 is quite a specimin. Yorkshire only tends to be known for those at a maximum of 126 lbs! And boy do they have Sharp teeth. Best to put them near a tree when caught.

  5. We tiger-fishermen do tend to exaggerate the size of our catches. I didn’t have scales but suspect 125 is probably about right. Reckon last one put on weight after swallowing my bait! Tree treatment is an excellent suggestion. Have done this three times now and it is effective. I was bitten once but to be honest I didn’t hold the tiger firmly and allowed it to twist round and bite me. Hurt a bit at the time, but well worth it!

  6. Tiger fishing competition in Yorkshire tomorrow lunch. Exact location tbc but will be in wooded area. The bite will be fair if the bait is. Competition may depend upon weather. However please express interest if you’d like to attend.

  7. To quote Julie Andrews from Sound of Music “I have confidence” when i’m tiger fishing. Confidence was well-placed and rewarded with “something good”.  Not lunchtime but a dusktime success – the way the light caught her she looked stunning and resplendent.  Dark on top with a pale smooth underside.  Again, a beautiful firm 120lb specimen.  Even now, four hours later my hands esp still have a faint but pleasing aroma of tigerfish. Nice

  8. Happy Anniversary to my extremely lovely fisherman who has managed to get himself quite a catch. Tiger fish got lucky too. That bait was something else. High cockalorum.

  9. Doing a report on this at school. So youve taken a dump bigger than that? I beg to differ, You seriously need to see the docter about that Nicky. I found this out:
    CONGO – A fish that seems out of a movie is the latest Internet craze!
    The goliath tigerfish makes its home in the Congo River system in Africa. The toothy, scary-looking creature looks more myth than reality and seems fit for the movie screen. The goliath tigerfish is considered Africa’s equivalent of the South American piranha.
    The goliath tigerfish packs 32 razor-sharp teeth that can tear through even a solid steel wire. It has been ranked by “In Fisherman” magazine as one of the top 10 hardest-fighting freshwater fish on our planet. The fish has the scientific name of Hydrocynus Goliath and they can measure up to 2 meters in length and weigh up to 50 kg.
    What makes the goliath tigerfish even more of a legend in Africa aside from its looks is the fact that it is an aggressive hunter. With it set of knives for teeth and aggressive temperament, these fish can pose a serious danger for humans. It’s best caught between dan and nightfall and is a very difficult fish to catch. A 30-40 pound goliath is considered a great catch, while 50-60 pounders would be a monster.
    Piranhas have inspired various movies such as “Mega Piranha” (2010) and “Piranha 3-D” (due out in August). Perhaps the growing legend of the goliath tigerfish will inspire its own set of movies.
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