Tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus)

(Castelnau, 1861) CHARACIDAE FAMILY; also called tiervis, ngweshi, maluvali, mcheni, muvanga, manga, shabani, simu kuta, uthlangi, uluthlangi
Vittatus tigerfish has a wide distribution from west Africa to the Nile and southward to the Zaire, Zambezi, and Limpopo systems. It occurs in Lake Turkana (L. Rudolph) which was once connected to the Nile but has not been able to cross the Murchison Falls and reach Lake Victoria nor has it been able to colonize Lake Kivu from Lake Tanganyika.
The tigerfishes belong to the Characidae family, a large and diverse family containing "toothy critters" such... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
16.10 kg (35 lb 7 oz)
Kariba, Zimbabwe
12-Sep-2001
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
6.47 kg (14 lb 4 oz)
Zambezi River, Chirundo, Zimbabwe
22-Jan-1993
M-02 kg (4 lb)
9.48 kg (20 lb 14 oz)
Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
05-Sep-2002
M-03 kg (6 lb)
8.76 kg (19 lb 4 oz)
Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
26-Nov-2004
M-04 kg (8 lb)
9.90 kg (21 lb 13 oz)
Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
31-Jul-1986
M-06 kg (12 lb)
7.48 kg (16 lb 8 oz)
Zambezi River, Zambia
19-Feb-2019
M-08 kg (16 lb)
9.50 kg (20 lb 15 oz)
Zambezi River, Zambia
11-Aug-1985
M-10 kg (20 lb)
9.29 kg (20 lb 8 oz)
Chiawa Camp, Zambezi River, Zambia
17-Oct-1999
M-15 kg (30 lb)
11.14 kg (24 lb 9 oz)
Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
08-Aug-2011
M-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-06 kg (12 lb)
16.10 kg (35 lb 7 oz)
Kariba, Zimbabwe
12-Sep-2001
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
1.63 kg (3 lb 9 oz)
Lake Nasser, Egypt
18-Jun-2001
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.00 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Zambezi River, Zambia
28-Oct-1993
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.40 kg (14 lb 1 oz)
Tiger Camp, Zambezi River, Zambia
31-Oct-1998
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.10 kg (15 lb 10 oz)
Tiger Camp, Zambezi River, Zambia
17-Nov-1996
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb) (tie)
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Chobe River, Namibia
26-Oct-2006
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Chiawa Camp, Zambezi River, Zambia
14-Oct-1999
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
8.00 kg (17 lb 10 oz)
Tiger Camp, Zambezi River, Zambia
19-Nov-1998
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
10.21 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
Kilombero River Tributary, Tanzania
30-Aug-2007
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
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Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
5.12 kg (11 lb 4 oz)
Gache Gache River, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
10-Dec-1999
F-Smallfry
6.00 kg (13 lb 3 oz)
Zambezi River, Zambia
02-Sep-2011
M-Junior
11.14 kg (24 lb 9 oz)
Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
08-Aug-2011
M-Smallfry
9.28 kg (20 lb 7 oz)
Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
21-Oct-2000

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