Jeremy Wade, 52, a British fisherman and a host of ITV’s River Monsters Show, was on a fishing expedition up the Congo River in Africa when he managed to catch a goliath tigerfish. This type of fish can be described as a much scarier version of the piranha, considering its significantly larger size (approximately 99 lbs) and its shark-like massive teeth. The goliath tigerfish is said to attack humans and even crocodiles, supposedly reacting to a sudden movement or splash in the water. Thanks to its powerful bite, the fish is also able to eat up prey of its own size.
Catching such a specimen is quite exceptional, especially by someone foreign of the region, as the goliath tigerfish inhabits hardly reachable locations. Jeremy Wade described using considerably big catfish as a bait and a 198 lbs fishing rod to capture the extremely dangerous beast. It took him eight days to catch the fish and, after shooting the episode, returned it back to the river.
Here’s a video of the Goliath Tiger Fish by NGM: