So you like fishing?

There are few fighting fish more aggressive than the African Tiger fish. Here is a trailer about fly-fishing the Tiger in the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers in Tanzania’s Kilombero Valley.

The first time I caught a tiger, I was about 10 years old and we were fishing in Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya. It fought so hard it nearly broke my rod – wild! We were fishing for Nile Perch and Tilapia, casting from the shore, so I was surprised to catch a tiger. The Nile perch were small – maybe 5kg each. Small that is, when compared to what we caught trawling from a little boat a friend brought along. From the boat, we caught fish weighing 25 to 30 kg. The biggest Perch I ever saw a picture off, was as long as a full grown man, so I suppose even the 25 kg fish were small!

The tiger fish I caught didn’t look very appetizing – all teeth and lethal looking. When I see the fish shown in this video, I can just imagine the thrill of hooking one of those monsters. Kilombero North Safaris operate in the area and used to belong to one of my best friends who has impressive stories to tell about the fishing!