Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Written by Dave Mercer on October 25, 2010

Ok, so maybe no lions or bears but check out this Goliath Tigerfish!  Some of this story seems hard to believe but I guess when you catch a 5 foot long fish that looks like this, you tend to get a little excited…

Check out The Australian.com for more details.

AFTER an eight-day monster battle a British fisherman has caught one of the world’s most fearsome freshwater fish.

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.

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

He said he feared handling the monster fish and had to stand back from it until it was safely in his landing net.

“It is a very dangerous fish to handle. If you aren’t careful it could easily take your finger off or worse,” he said.

That sure is a crazy looking fish but fighting it for 8 days? Come on, what do you think- does that not sound a bit long?

  • BjBnet

    8 days to find it maybe but not to fight it. I could fight Mike Tyson in 8 days at the end of a fishing rod… as long as he didn't throw any punches…. but I would watch my fingers though, or worse…my ears!

  • morjade

    it doesn't take 8 days to fight a 600lb sturgeon….but a nice fish anyway

  • Crxified

    he has a show called river monsters on animal planet. i agree, it was probably an 8 day fishing trip to find then catch this beast. amazing fish tho

  • Gabehedger

    Saw that episode. Took him 8 days to FIND it, and once he got it hooked it took around an hour to reel it in.

  • factsoffishing

    Must have been the writer that wrote the story that made it so long.