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 Post subject: Re: Tigerfish!
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:40 pm 
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KOOS BEST wrote:
Forgot to mention , those Tigers were 400-500mm long.



hooo.... what a nice catch n release battle that would be on a 6-7w fly rod.


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 Post subject: Re: Tigerfish!
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:13 pm 
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Great Pics Koos and Dupacc!!! ...and some nice info here :thumbs_up:

Out of interest I have caught a small Tiger Fish about 15cm in the Sand River about 25 km upstream from the confluence it has with the Sabi (This is in the Sabi Sands Reserve). So if they migrate from Mozambique, this one has made it very far but I suggest because of where it was and because the river hardly flows where I caught it and when I caught it, that maybe Tigers have bred somewhere in South Africa to get to this little pool within the reeds.
I know other guys I worked with caught +/- 2.5 kg Tigers about 3 km further downstream from where I caught mine. Nice to see the variety of fish species being good in this river :thumbs_up:

Im off to the Zambezi this weekend...hoping to catch some Tigers that side :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tigerfish!
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:14 am 
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Saw a few big Tigerfish 5-6 years ago at the low lying bridge between Skukuza and Lower Sabie... Went on a morning drive the next day and the Ranger did not believe me, he said I miss identified them... We got to the low lying bridge on the drive the ranger looked and there were 2 Tigerfish swimming in the shallows, he was amazed!


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 Post subject: Re: Fish: Tigerfish
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:23 pm 
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From the Lower Sabie bridge - We counted 11 close to the surface "sunbathing" :D

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 Post subject: Tigers in Kruger!
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:45 am 
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:lol:

I thought I might get a few raised eyebrows, starting with a topic like I did. :twisted:

I'm sure many have noticed them before, but last year when driving over the Sabie Bridge at Lower Sabie, I spotted a few Tiger Fish in the water. As a keen fisherman, I was super excited to see that there are other areas in South Africa where Tiger's are found. Wouldn't mind being able to drop a line in there... :twisted:

Sorry the pic isn't all that clear, but it's not easy taking photos into the water...




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 Post subject: Re: Tigers in Kruger!
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Have a look here there is more Tiger photos

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 Post subject: Re: Tigers in Kruger!
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I have seen what I reckoned to be Tiger Fish in the Sabi River from Paul Kruger Bridge 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Tigers in Kruger!
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I have also seen some nice specimens at the LS bridge on the lower side of the bridge July 2010
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And it is true, there are tigers in Kruger :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Tigers in Kruger!
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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
Spotted this one on the same bridge by Lower Sabie:

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 Post subject: Re: Tigers in Kruger!
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Superb "catch" :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tigers in Kruger!
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Spotted this one at LS

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I have had the pleasure of fishing the Luvuvhu river up north(with a staff member) and caught a few Tigers. Not a tourist in sight and the place all to ourselves(and a few eles). What a pleasure!


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 Post subject: Re: Tigers in Kruger!
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Caught a Tiger along the Sand River...a youngster but still a fight nevertheless :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Tigers in Kruger!
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Saw some nice tigers down in the Letaba river from the bridge. Huge catfish in there as well.

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