• Video of the week

    by  • October 31, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Who said anglers exaggerate? Here’s a television news programme talking about a goliath tigerfish caught on the Congo river by Jeremy Wade. I think Jeremy told me the fish was close to 80lb. That obviously wasn’t big enough for the fragrant TV announcer… Still, the fish itself is awesome. Watch it here.

    If the goliath tigerfish fascinates you, get a copy of The Largest Tigerfish in the World by Douglas Dann. He really has caught them over 100lb, and he’s got the pictures to prove it.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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