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Africa » Swaziland » Big Bend March 15th 2015

March 15, 2015 (Lusip Dam Reservoir) Today we got up with the sunrise, had an early breakfast and left for the Lusip Dam Reservoir to go fish for tigers - actually tiger fish. These fish are particularly prized as game fish and are found in many rivers and lakes on the continent and are fierce predators with distinctive, proportionally large teeth. In the western gamefishing world, the tigerfish is considered Africa's equivalent of the South American piranha: they have interlocking, razor-sharp teeth, along with streamlined, muscular bodies, and are extremely aggressive and capable predators who often hunt in groups. The African tigerfish is the first freshwater fish recorded and confirmed to attack and catch birds in flight. We piled into the diesel 2003 Toyota LandCruiser with a snorkel (a large air intake system so you can ... read more
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