Tanzanian Tigerfish Adventures

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  1. George22250

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    This is where some of the best tigers are caught either on fly or conventional. Have a look at the photos.

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  2. BRICKBURN

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    Absolute beauties!
    Thanks for sharing those trophy pictures.
     
  3. spike.t

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    they are nasty looking buggars
    from what ive seen on dvds they fight til the end aswell
    that last phgoto standing on the fallen tree is great
    thanks for showing us:cool:
     
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    bluey you def know when one hits your line. you need to get over and give it a go. you cant use your big boat though ;)
     
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    Wicked man, wicked! Thanks for the pics
     
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    what i wouldnt give to hunt in tanzania spike.it will be a few years down the track though .
    even though catchin one fish at a time doesnt get me that excited anymore those critters sure would be fun
     
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    well if you make it to zambia you can have a go on the zambezi for tigers on my small boat, while sipping a few cold ones :draught:
     
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    Hey George....I'm waiting for that picture of you and "the one"!!!
     
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    bloody oath mate that sounds like a plan
     
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    Those are some monsters compared to that litte bitty thing I seen in a picture at Hunterhill that Bruce caught. Those are enough to keep me from wading in the water and here I was worried about Crocs.
     
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    how big do these tigerfish grow ??
    they look to be about 6or 7 kilo
     
  14. George22250

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    It's a pleasure showing you the pictures. We do most of our fishing on the Ruaha. The first photo is almost 10kg but we do go over that from time to time.
    It's an instant adrenalin rush and once one of these big ones take the fly you better hold on.
    Wes he is still swimming without any hooks attached to him.
    I will post more photos soon.... The fish, the camp etc...
     
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    OK, when do I leave and how much money do I need?!
     
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    Don't give up George, good luck with him!
     
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    Depends on the 'sub species' and their food source! The Goliath Tiger are the biggest 40lbs+ as far as I know!

    Question is: what sub species are the Tanzanian ones? Anyone got a scientific name for them?
     
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    Ole bally try having a look on this site tomsutcliffe.co.za/fly-fishing-diary/143-the-titanic-tigerfish-of-tanzania . he also gives the sub species as hydrocynus tanzaniae.. think i spelt it right...
     
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    OK, I didn't realise they were so wide spread! You could make a lifetime of just exploring this one species! They are an awesome catch!
     
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    yup, and frustrating with that lets jump and spit out the hook thing they seem to do to me while giving you the middle finger!!!!
     

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