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Fish

Unread post by Durabo » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:41 pm

A certain person saw an interesting fish in the Sabie river (1940's). Who was this person and what was so interesting about this fish? This was in the Lowveld.

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Re: Fish

Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:42 pm

Are you speaking about the Zambezi shark of 1950?

a specimen of 1,47metres weighing 21,8kg caught by Harold Mockford at the confluence of Luvuvhu and Limpopo Rivers (Crooks Corner). He was the recruitment officer for TEBA (The Employment Bureau of Africa) then known as WNLA (Witwatersrand Native Labour Association) and he stayed at Pafuri. The specimen could not be saved but they saved the skull which was later taken by a hyaena. Interestingly, it has been previously found well inland from the coast on various of the larger rivers on the eastern seaboard of Southern Africa, amongst others Zambezi River at Tete (in 1852), Lower Shire River and Usutu River near confluence with Pongola River at Ndumu Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal.


But those are the wrong river/s... :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Fish

Unread post by Durabo » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:00 pm

Interesting about the shark. The fish was a specie of Gobius, a salt water fish, caught at Sabie bridge.

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Re: Fish

Unread post by Durabo » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:57 pm

This salt water fish was caught by J. Stevenson-Hamilton.

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Re: Fish

Unread post by yoda » Fri May 13, 2016 12:00 pm

I would be interested in the answer. :hmz:

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