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Re: Tigerfish!

Unread postby joekin » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:40 pm

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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Re: Tigerfish!

Unread postby o-dog » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:13 pm

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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Re: Tigerfish!

Unread postby BlackHarrier » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:14 am

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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Re: Fish: Tigerfish

Unread postby Spotted Cat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:23 pm

From the Lower Sabie bridge - We counted 11 close to the surface "sunbathing" :D

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Tigers in Kruger!

Unread postby Guzz » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:45 am

: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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Re: Tigers in Kruger!

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:42 pm

Have a look here there is more Tiger photos

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Re: Tigers in Kruger!

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:53 pm

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

Unread postby KOOS BEST » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:20 pm

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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Re: Tigers in Kruger!

Unread postby cptphotographer » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:13 pm

Spotted this one on the same bridge by Lower Sabie:

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Re: Tigers in Kruger!

Unread postby billyf » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:24 pm

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

Unread postby Tumble Weed » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:38 am

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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Re: Tigers in Kruger!

Unread postby o-dog » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:50 pm

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

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:39 pm

Saw some nice tigers down in the Letaba river from the bridge. Huge catfish in there as well.
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