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    Nice Chris, lyk na n baie lekker adventure!!

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    Nice One Chris

    Enjoyed that!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion Gates View Post
    Nice One Chris

    Enjoyed that!!!!
    Way back in 1994, I read an article on the Goliath Tigers in the Zimbabwe Fisherman magazine. They were talking about huge fish. They call the "smaller" fish, Mbenga and then the bid daddy's they called Nkier (if my memory serves me right). The chap that specialised in catching these fish was an old Belgium fellow. He told a story about an Nkier that he hooked that measured 2.5m long...might be a fisherman's tale, but I can believe it.

    I remember in the article, he posed with a fish they caught that was much bigger then that poor fish that Jeremy Wade caught.

    Imagine hooking anything near that size on fly...I shudder just thinking about it. Of course, the chaps in the article mentioned above, only used bait, which was a 1kg or so fish that looked a bit like a chessa, they would then proceed to wrap bicycle brake cable around the bait together with huge treble hooks, then fish it with a type of float system. Poor fish (both bait and tiger), these okes did not practice catch and release that is for.

    Interesting read though. Insane fish!
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Thanks guys, Shamwari, check out the article on the fly guides blog, www.theflyguides.com, Francois hooked one the day before the one pictured at the end of the film, that was attacked by a much bigger one. The big one took half of a 20lbs plus one in one go, crazy stuff! There is a picture on the blog of what remained of the 20lbs tiger.

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