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Man vs. Crocodile vs. Giant Nile Perch: An African Fishing Adventure

Man vs. Crocodile vs. Giant Nile Perch: An African Fishing Adventure

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from buckslayer911 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

wow thats a huge fish nile perch are alot dif from the little perch i cATCH

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

That is a whopper. Looks like a goliath grouper. No way I jump in that water with a croc and hippos around.

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from FishontheFly wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

What a great story...pretty nice fish too!

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

big fish

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from jeffo52284 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Amazing fish but this guy is crazy fishing alone in those types of waters.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Is this really, really really verified? At first look, I assumed is was a Photoshop fake. Perch?

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from huntnow wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

i'm sure that on f&s this is real but at first glance it does look like a hoax because it is so big. nice fish but i wouldn't have been so concerned with reviving it that i risked my own neck.

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from beers123 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Nice fish. Question though why did he have to return the body back to the river?

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from EricAlder wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Holy cow! That's one HUGE fish! Nothing like the tiny bait-stealers I usually catch - even my biggest ones don't come close to that bruiser! What a fight it much've been! (Insert envy here)

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from Muleynut30.06 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I agree I wouldnt have wanted to revive it if it meant I had to get in the water with crocs and hippos. But that is an incredible fish

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from A.J. Davis wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Wow. I just wish the next perch on my line looks like that. Wild story, but sounds like it was a great time. I bet he fought a good one. So jealous.

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from Foxbrosracing wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Maybe a Yellow perch that size will bite my line! Anyway those look more like Largemouths than Perch

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from Josh Cabler wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

That's a lot of fish

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from djp5690 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

MONSTER perch, man. Its a shame it couldn't be released, but that is part and parcel to fishing. Sometimes things happen beyond our control.....

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from rcmich wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

"Is this really, really really verified? At first look, I assumed is was a Photoshop fake. Perch?"

I'm not picking on this commentor personally but why is it that the doubters, haters, whatever you want to call them, always have to throw down the "fake/photoshop" card? Did they ever hear of Google? They should try it next time before insinuating that another person is a liar. If they had done this, they might have found that Nile Perch routinely weigh 100-200 lbs. As big as this one was, it isn't even close to the world record.

Even if it is fake, which I don't believe it is, what's it really matter? Is it going to make an impact on their quality of life or change the way they live? Is it going to get them a raise or promotion at work? Make their spouse/significant other love them more or make them live longer? What is it? They need to get over themselves and stop crapping on everyone else's accomplishments. Someone is always going to catch a bigger fish than they catch or shoot a bigger deer than they shoot.

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from coho310 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Amazing fish! Nile perch get really big, and this is no photoshop fake, these fish have been docomented in the 600 pound range. Nile perch are a member of the cichlid family with tilapias and oscars. This is one lucky angler and congrats to him.

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from Silewski11 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Wow nice story with a nice fish!

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from tongmul wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I have to agree with jeff4066 this has to be a photoshop fake. Only a couple of pictures and the fish is a different size in each of them. Very convientent to catch it where he did. No one can trace. besides what did he use to catch it?? was he carrying a boat anchor?? You guys really let us down this time....

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from losername2of2 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

It's not fake. It's a Nile Perch. I've seen these things before, and they're huge.

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from fishinfool wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

If that fish was a big as the picture, it would weigh 600 pounds. Us fisherman always tell the biggest stories and that is exactly what this fish is, ONE BIG STORY!

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from Online Editors wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Fool, etc., look at the angle on photo 14 (which I assume is the photo you think is photoshopped). Specifically, look at the angle of the pulley hanging from the tree, and of the rope leading from it. The fish is in the foreground of the photo, and the men lifting it are in the background, quite far from the fish. This does make the fish seem larger than it should be, but it's not photoshopped, or, we believe, intentionally faked.

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from mcrumrine wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

WOW I didn't realize Nile Perch could get this big. When I was living in FL we had Nile perch in the lakes down there and I saw many in the 10-15lb range so I know they get bigger than the yellow perch most of us Americans are used to, but to get this big I had no idea.

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from fishahmanah wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

nice fish i cant wait to travel the world n catch all types of exotic fish

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from ahven wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

It gets that big. Please visit:

http://www.game-reserve.com/uganda_murchison_falls.html

"The Nile river banks from the Murchison falls National Park offer good sites for fishing in Uganda. If you have your own tackle, the Nile river banks offer you an opportunity to catch the Nile perch and the Tiger fish. The largest confirmed perch taken from the banks of the Nile on rod and line weighed 73kg, and was caught by C D Mardach in 1959. However a fish recorded as 106kg was caught in 2001 while local fishermen have always netted specimens weighing up to 160kg."

http://www.ugandansafari.com/fishing-safaris/uganda-fishing-destinations...

http://maps.google.com/ (murchison falls)

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from jwallen wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

A wonderful story and a great catch. Too bad it had to go back to be wasted. I have eaten smaller ones and they were great. In some areas over fishing has realy reduced their numbers. I am assuming that no nile perch can be kept in that area? Please be careful or kongwe ng'ombe dume mamba mlikula.

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from the_golf_guy wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Wow....rcmich has this call exactly right...and well stated.

No animosity from me here either to anyone specific - but c'mon people? You truly show your ignorance by calling things fake right off? Do a little reasearch and have an iota of a clue before you claim something isn't real. Wow.

the_golf_guy

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from bjohnston wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

How would you go about filleting a fish like this & how much bread crumbs and oil would you need if you could find a pan big enough?

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Actually... Even F&S has had a couple of things they've had a retraction on.

And yes, I looked first. But most of us modern people with any technical experience, or a wife that does computer graphics do not fall into the "If it's on the internet, it must be true!" category. As a (amateur) photographer, I can make things look as big or small as I want also.

Sometimes I have to research 5, 7, 10 places to verify or deny something I'm trying to find out. There's too much trash out there today. Editors, newspapers, and even TV are getting caught in hoaxes every day.

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from coltonb wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

wow the perch around are more than a 100 times SMALLER THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from the_golf_guy wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Jeff4066,

Agreed....and in no way am I in the "if it's on the internet it must be true" bucket?

Of course any one story/pic can be fabricated - but in general - and more importantly - for this particular story - if you have ANY knowledge at all you'd know that Nile Perch of this size are by no means unheard of?....and secondly, apply a tad of commone sense and attention to the angle/foreground/background of these photos it seems obvious that this is legit?

Do people get fooled? - yes....but this didn't raise my radar a single blip? Some folks need to chill on the immediate hoax-calling with very little, and very flawed, logic.

the_golf_guy

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from Rocco Stumpo wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I think it's legit, but I watch those shows about fishing for river monsters and the such and this is the first I ever heard of this Perch. I guess you can learn something new every day.

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from aragonnapoles wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Faked photos or not the history sounds real...
Just how the cousin of a friend talks.

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from stephensbuck wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

What a story! Incredible. All the perch I have caught in my life wouldn't add up to that fish. Do Nile River Perch taste as good as Great Lakes Perch?

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from TanMan89 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Coming from the midwest where a the biggest fish are catfish and carp,its amazing to see a fish that big

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from Fluger wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

That thing could eat me!

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from rustya wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Those of you that are skeptics need to look up Nile perch in the encyclopedia. It says that are one of the largest freswater fish, can reach six feet in length and weigh up to 530 pounds.

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from cvitols wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

now, how would you go about filleting that?

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from jeffisutherland wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

When I first saw the picture, I thought it was photo-shopped! I couldn't believe that a freshwater fish could get that big. I know where my next trip for fishing is going to be!

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from jestr1 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

We need some perch like that to go ice fishing for!

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from shadbuster wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

It looks real, nile perch are huge fish, they introduced them into lake victoria and they ruined the cichlid population there, because big fish have big appetites.

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from KansasMan wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I dont know if i believe this

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from Tohopka wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

that is the fakest picture ever! I don't doubt that the fish is big, but come on! Even a 5 year old could tell something doesn't look right. The guy is in the background, the fish is in the foreground...... Why not just be happy with a big fish, why make it even bigger!

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from zghobson wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

those of you that think this is fake are just downright clueless, ignorant, and probably borderline jealous. Google "Nile Perch" take the 10 seconds to do some background checking and save yourself the trouble of looking foolish.

This is an awesome story and it's remarkable that he managed to get the fish to shore and get it up for measurement and pictures. It's a shame it didn't survive and also that Ugandan laws prevent him from keeping the whole fish under these circumstances, but good for him on obeying the laws and I hope he's able to get an awesome fiberglass replica of the whole thing.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

People who say a fish that big should weigh more have probably never caught anything bigger than a 5lb bass or catfish at the local pond. First off if you are and a fish of the same weight are side by side the fish will be substantially bigger because human bone and muscle is denser almost by an order of magnitude. Nile Perch have been featured on ESPN fishing show "The Hunt for Big Fish". Dead specimens can be seen at museums. If you don't want to believe the internet that fish get that big will you trust a Icthyology textbook with a scientific discription of the fish?

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from williethefishslayer wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

thats a fish and a half!!!!!!

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from williethefishslayer wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

thats a fish and a half!!!!!!

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from williethefishslayer wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

thats a fish and a half!!!!!!

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from CPTBLK869 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

As a long time ocean fisherman and deck hand on some of the finest boats in so. calif.
we have a technique that we use to expell the gs from the bladder , with the fish on its side raise the fin and insert a needle like piece like some kind of knitting needle which is used to get major knots out of back lashes of newbies reels this technique works well on black seabass a protected species in so. calif, should also work on the giant perch. good job and next time try it out..you keep a bent rod and a wet line till next time.this is the river captain...

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from CPTBLK869 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

As a long time ocean fisherman and deck hand on some of the finest boats in so. calif.
we have a technique that we use to expell the gas from the bladder , with the fish on its side raise the fin and insert a needle like piece like some kind of knitting needle which is used to get major knots out of back lashes of newbies reels this technique works well on black seabass a protected species in so. calif, should also work on the giant perch. good job and next time try it out..you keep a bent rod and a wet line till next time.this is the river captain...

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from teerav_21 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

how in the heck is that even possible?

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from littleshagshag wrote 4 years 1 week ago

What a monster!

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from trout master wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

That looks like a huge bass but i know its not.

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from Trcourtney wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

O my gosh i dont think i would be able to pull pic number1s fish in

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from ikematt2 wrote 3 years 33 weeks ago

That thing is huge. I play a rapala video game and you can catch these on it. They almost always snap your line.

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from copyme wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

People who say a fish that big should weigh more have probably never caught anything bigger than a 5lb bass or catfish at the local pond.
Torrent search

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from ielkhunt wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

That thing doesn't even look real. It'a like a giant lake perch replica.

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from OutdoorsDave wrote 3 years 1 day ago

Wow, that is a legit fish.

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from Richard Allen wrote 2 years 49 weeks ago

"I'm not picking on this commentor personally but why is it that the doubters, haters, whatever you want to call them, always have to throw down the "fake/photoshop" card? Did they ever hear of Google? They should try it next time before insinuating that another person is a liar. If they had done this, they might have found that Nile Perch routinely weigh 100-200 lbs. As big as this one was, it isn't even close to the world record.
Even if it is fake, which I don't believe it is, what's it really matter? Is it going to make an impact on their quality of life or change the way they live? Is it going to get them a raise or promotion at work? Make their spouse/significant other love them more or make them live longer? What is it? They need to get over themselves and stop crapping on everyone else's accomplishments. Someone is always going to catch a bigger fish than they catch or shoot a bigger deer than they shoot."

Your not picking on this commenter? lol yes you are and it is a good thing to think its not real especially when you don't fish in the nile are people supposed to think everything is real thats like people saying o yeah there are mountain lions in new york (when there aren't clearly) but because of those fake pictures that are out there people believe that they are all true. it does affect professors in college and anyone else who has a job say the DEC because people are believing that they are being hid in NY by the DEC like really please tell me how in the world can you hid a mountain lion like you really think that everyone would know that there is no way as of right now that a mountain lion is in new york. Come on people of course it affects others lives maybe not yours and yes you are right people should look up and read the whole article before assuming it is a hoax. So don't hate on a commenter for just assuming its a hoax why because of the 99 other percent of the time it is a usually a hoax it was a good observation by them.

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from jandemason wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

nice fish

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from 357 wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

wow amazing fish! glad that he came out okay sad the fish didn't make it. good job trying to release it.

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from rcmich wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

"Is this really, really really verified? At first look, I assumed is was a Photoshop fake. Perch?"

I'm not picking on this commentor personally but why is it that the doubters, haters, whatever you want to call them, always have to throw down the "fake/photoshop" card? Did they ever hear of Google? They should try it next time before insinuating that another person is a liar. If they had done this, they might have found that Nile Perch routinely weigh 100-200 lbs. As big as this one was, it isn't even close to the world record.

Even if it is fake, which I don't believe it is, what's it really matter? Is it going to make an impact on their quality of life or change the way they live? Is it going to get them a raise or promotion at work? Make their spouse/significant other love them more or make them live longer? What is it? They need to get over themselves and stop crapping on everyone else's accomplishments. Someone is always going to catch a bigger fish than they catch or shoot a bigger deer than they shoot.

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from buckslayer911 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

wow thats a huge fish nile perch are alot dif from the little perch i cATCH

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from huntnow wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

i'm sure that on f&s this is real but at first glance it does look like a hoax because it is so big. nice fish but i wouldn't have been so concerned with reviving it that i risked my own neck.

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from beers123 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Nice fish. Question though why did he have to return the body back to the river?

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from Online Editors wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Fool, etc., look at the angle on photo 14 (which I assume is the photo you think is photoshopped). Specifically, look at the angle of the pulley hanging from the tree, and of the rope leading from it. The fish is in the foreground of the photo, and the men lifting it are in the background, quite far from the fish. This does make the fish seem larger than it should be, but it's not photoshopped, or, we believe, intentionally faked.

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from jeffo52284 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Amazing fish but this guy is crazy fishing alone in those types of waters.

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from the_golf_guy wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Jeff4066,

Agreed....and in no way am I in the "if it's on the internet it must be true" bucket?

Of course any one story/pic can be fabricated - but in general - and more importantly - for this particular story - if you have ANY knowledge at all you'd know that Nile Perch of this size are by no means unheard of?....and secondly, apply a tad of commone sense and attention to the angle/foreground/background of these photos it seems obvious that this is legit?

Do people get fooled? - yes....but this didn't raise my radar a single blip? Some folks need to chill on the immediate hoax-calling with very little, and very flawed, logic.

the_golf_guy

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

That is a whopper. Looks like a goliath grouper. No way I jump in that water with a croc and hippos around.

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from EricAlder wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Holy cow! That's one HUGE fish! Nothing like the tiny bait-stealers I usually catch - even my biggest ones don't come close to that bruiser! What a fight it much've been! (Insert envy here)

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from Muleynut30.06 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I agree I wouldnt have wanted to revive it if it meant I had to get in the water with crocs and hippos. But that is an incredible fish

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from A.J. Davis wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Wow. I just wish the next perch on my line looks like that. Wild story, but sounds like it was a great time. I bet he fought a good one. So jealous.

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from djp5690 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

MONSTER perch, man. Its a shame it couldn't be released, but that is part and parcel to fishing. Sometimes things happen beyond our control.....

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from coho310 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Amazing fish! Nile perch get really big, and this is no photoshop fake, these fish have been docomented in the 600 pound range. Nile perch are a member of the cichlid family with tilapias and oscars. This is one lucky angler and congrats to him.

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from losername2of2 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

It's not fake. It's a Nile Perch. I've seen these things before, and they're huge.

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from the_golf_guy wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Wow....rcmich has this call exactly right...and well stated.

No animosity from me here either to anyone specific - but c'mon people? You truly show your ignorance by calling things fake right off? Do a little reasearch and have an iota of a clue before you claim something isn't real. Wow.

the_golf_guy

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from stephensbuck wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

What a story! Incredible. All the perch I have caught in my life wouldn't add up to that fish. Do Nile River Perch taste as good as Great Lakes Perch?

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from TanMan89 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Coming from the midwest where a the biggest fish are catfish and carp,its amazing to see a fish that big

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from FishontheFly wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

What a great story...pretty nice fish too!

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

big fish

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from Foxbrosracing wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Maybe a Yellow perch that size will bite my line! Anyway those look more like Largemouths than Perch

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from Josh Cabler wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

That's a lot of fish

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from Silewski11 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Wow nice story with a nice fish!

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from mcrumrine wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

WOW I didn't realize Nile Perch could get this big. When I was living in FL we had Nile perch in the lakes down there and I saw many in the 10-15lb range so I know they get bigger than the yellow perch most of us Americans are used to, but to get this big I had no idea.

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from fishahmanah wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

nice fish i cant wait to travel the world n catch all types of exotic fish

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from ahven wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

It gets that big. Please visit:

http://www.game-reserve.com/uganda_murchison_falls.html

"The Nile river banks from the Murchison falls National Park offer good sites for fishing in Uganda. If you have your own tackle, the Nile river banks offer you an opportunity to catch the Nile perch and the Tiger fish. The largest confirmed perch taken from the banks of the Nile on rod and line weighed 73kg, and was caught by C D Mardach in 1959. However a fish recorded as 106kg was caught in 2001 while local fishermen have always netted specimens weighing up to 160kg."

http://www.ugandansafari.com/fishing-safaris/uganda-fishing-destinations...

http://maps.google.com/ (murchison falls)

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from bjohnston wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

How would you go about filleting a fish like this & how much bread crumbs and oil would you need if you could find a pan big enough?

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from coltonb wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

wow the perch around are more than a 100 times SMALLER THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from Rocco Stumpo wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I think it's legit, but I watch those shows about fishing for river monsters and the such and this is the first I ever heard of this Perch. I guess you can learn something new every day.

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from Fluger wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

That thing could eat me!

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from rustya wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Those of you that are skeptics need to look up Nile perch in the encyclopedia. It says that are one of the largest freswater fish, can reach six feet in length and weigh up to 530 pounds.

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from cvitols wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

now, how would you go about filleting that?

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from jeffisutherland wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

When I first saw the picture, I thought it was photo-shopped! I couldn't believe that a freshwater fish could get that big. I know where my next trip for fishing is going to be!

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from jestr1 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

We need some perch like that to go ice fishing for!

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from shadbuster wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

It looks real, nile perch are huge fish, they introduced them into lake victoria and they ruined the cichlid population there, because big fish have big appetites.

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from KansasMan wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I dont know if i believe this

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from williethefishslayer wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

thats a fish and a half!!!!!!

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from williethefishslayer wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

thats a fish and a half!!!!!!

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from williethefishslayer wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

thats a fish and a half!!!!!!

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from littleshagshag wrote 4 years 1 week ago

What a monster!

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from jwallen wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

A wonderful story and a great catch. Too bad it had to go back to be wasted. I have eaten smaller ones and they were great. In some areas over fishing has realy reduced their numbers. I am assuming that no nile perch can be kept in that area? Please be careful or kongwe ng'ombe dume mamba mlikula.

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from Tohopka wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

that is the fakest picture ever! I don't doubt that the fish is big, but come on! Even a 5 year old could tell something doesn't look right. The guy is in the background, the fish is in the foreground...... Why not just be happy with a big fish, why make it even bigger!

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from zghobson wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

those of you that think this is fake are just downright clueless, ignorant, and probably borderline jealous. Google "Nile Perch" take the 10 seconds to do some background checking and save yourself the trouble of looking foolish.

This is an awesome story and it's remarkable that he managed to get the fish to shore and get it up for measurement and pictures. It's a shame it didn't survive and also that Ugandan laws prevent him from keeping the whole fish under these circumstances, but good for him on obeying the laws and I hope he's able to get an awesome fiberglass replica of the whole thing.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

People who say a fish that big should weigh more have probably never caught anything bigger than a 5lb bass or catfish at the local pond. First off if you are and a fish of the same weight are side by side the fish will be substantially bigger because human bone and muscle is denser almost by an order of magnitude. Nile Perch have been featured on ESPN fishing show "The Hunt for Big Fish". Dead specimens can be seen at museums. If you don't want to believe the internet that fish get that big will you trust a Icthyology textbook with a scientific discription of the fish?

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from CPTBLK869 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

As a long time ocean fisherman and deck hand on some of the finest boats in so. calif.
we have a technique that we use to expell the gs from the bladder , with the fish on its side raise the fin and insert a needle like piece like some kind of knitting needle which is used to get major knots out of back lashes of newbies reels this technique works well on black seabass a protected species in so. calif, should also work on the giant perch. good job and next time try it out..you keep a bent rod and a wet line till next time.this is the river captain...

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from CPTBLK869 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

As a long time ocean fisherman and deck hand on some of the finest boats in so. calif.
we have a technique that we use to expell the gas from the bladder , with the fish on its side raise the fin and insert a needle like piece like some kind of knitting needle which is used to get major knots out of back lashes of newbies reels this technique works well on black seabass a protected species in so. calif, should also work on the giant perch. good job and next time try it out..you keep a bent rod and a wet line till next time.this is the river captain...

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from teerav_21 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

how in the heck is that even possible?

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from trout master wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

That looks like a huge bass but i know its not.

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from Trcourtney wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

O my gosh i dont think i would be able to pull pic number1s fish in

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from ikematt2 wrote 3 years 33 weeks ago

That thing is huge. I play a rapala video game and you can catch these on it. They almost always snap your line.

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from copyme wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

People who say a fish that big should weigh more have probably never caught anything bigger than a 5lb bass or catfish at the local pond.
Torrent search

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from ielkhunt wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

That thing doesn't even look real. It'a like a giant lake perch replica.

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from OutdoorsDave wrote 3 years 1 day ago

Wow, that is a legit fish.

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from Richard Allen wrote 2 years 49 weeks ago

"I'm not picking on this commentor personally but why is it that the doubters, haters, whatever you want to call them, always have to throw down the "fake/photoshop" card? Did they ever hear of Google? They should try it next time before insinuating that another person is a liar. If they had done this, they might have found that Nile Perch routinely weigh 100-200 lbs. As big as this one was, it isn't even close to the world record.
Even if it is fake, which I don't believe it is, what's it really matter? Is it going to make an impact on their quality of life or change the way they live? Is it going to get them a raise or promotion at work? Make their spouse/significant other love them more or make them live longer? What is it? They need to get over themselves and stop crapping on everyone else's accomplishments. Someone is always going to catch a bigger fish than they catch or shoot a bigger deer than they shoot."

Your not picking on this commenter? lol yes you are and it is a good thing to think its not real especially when you don't fish in the nile are people supposed to think everything is real thats like people saying o yeah there are mountain lions in new york (when there aren't clearly) but because of those fake pictures that are out there people believe that they are all true. it does affect professors in college and anyone else who has a job say the DEC because people are believing that they are being hid in NY by the DEC like really please tell me how in the world can you hid a mountain lion like you really think that everyone would know that there is no way as of right now that a mountain lion is in new york. Come on people of course it affects others lives maybe not yours and yes you are right people should look up and read the whole article before assuming it is a hoax. So don't hate on a commenter for just assuming its a hoax why because of the 99 other percent of the time it is a usually a hoax it was a good observation by them.

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from jandemason wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

nice fish

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from 357 wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

wow amazing fish! glad that he came out okay sad the fish didn't make it. good job trying to release it.

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from aragonnapoles wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Faked photos or not the history sounds real...
Just how the cousin of a friend talks.

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from fishinfool wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

If that fish was a big as the picture, it would weigh 600 pounds. Us fisherman always tell the biggest stories and that is exactly what this fish is, ONE BIG STORY!

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Actually... Even F&S has had a couple of things they've had a retraction on.

And yes, I looked first. But most of us modern people with any technical experience, or a wife that does computer graphics do not fall into the "If it's on the internet, it must be true!" category. As a (amateur) photographer, I can make things look as big or small as I want also.

Sometimes I have to research 5, 7, 10 places to verify or deny something I'm trying to find out. There's too much trash out there today. Editors, newspapers, and even TV are getting caught in hoaxes every day.

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from tongmul wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I have to agree with jeff4066 this has to be a photoshop fake. Only a couple of pictures and the fish is a different size in each of them. Very convientent to catch it where he did. No one can trace. besides what did he use to catch it?? was he carrying a boat anchor?? You guys really let us down this time....

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Is this really, really really verified? At first look, I assumed is was a Photoshop fake. Perch?

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