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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 12:10 pm
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skieppie
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yes jokes aside the thought of having snakeheads in our waters will be a disaster. but still we need proof of this snakehead myth.

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 Posted: Tue May 24th, 2011 01:16 pm
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EBEE ALI
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Location: Johannesberg, South Africa
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Best Catch: 3.10kg Barbel,1,45kg largemouth bass, 4 kg Carp,1 kg yellow,+-800 gr ...
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from what ive read on google these things are big and strong enough to take on 3 kilo bass!the fight on tackle must be immense,maybe theyre not so bad afterall.
Ecologically all i can say is that if this is true and the snakeheads and their apetites are here then its bye bye bass,kurper,carp,yellows...etc

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 Posted: Thu May 26th, 2011 11:59 pm
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Duanejc
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Location: ChiaYi, Taiwan, China
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Equipment: 2 Terminator M3 12ft with Shimano 6000 XTEA; 2 Vectra ...
Best Catch: Carp 11.75kg, 9,775kg Giant Snakehead
Favorite Fishing Spot: Harties, Oewer Club., Trichardt( Texa )
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As we are on the topic of snakeheads I thought I might post some pictures of a few recent catches from here in Taiwan. A friend and I target these guys exclusively as they are tremendously hard fighting fish and really exciting to catch as you target them with top water lures. The hits are explosive and hard. I must also add that they are note the easiest fish to catch! We target 2 species, one is the Striped Snakehead or Haruan, these guys don't get very big, up to about 4kg at the very most, we usually catch them in them in the 200g to 1.5kg class, 1.5kg being a really big Haruan. The second species that we target is the Giant Snakehead or Toman, these guys are rumored to grow up to 20kg! I'm not sure that they actually do get that big, as the IFGA word record is at around 10kg only.

Here are a few pics of the Toman I have recently caught:

Taiwan PB 2.03kg

Attachment: 2.03kg Toman resize.jpg (Downloaded 220 times)

Last edited on Fri May 27th, 2011 12:20 am by Duanejc

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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 12:16 am
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Duanejc
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1.96kg Toman

Attachment: 1.96kg Toman 2 resize.jpg (Downloaded 218 times)

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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 12:16 am
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Duanejc
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Same Toman

Attachment: 1.96kg Toman 3 resize.jpg (Downloaded 219 times)

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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 12:17 am
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Duanejc
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Harhuan, not weighed, but estimate the weight ant around 1.2kg

Attachment: Hotoupi PB 1 resize.jpg (Downloaded 217 times)

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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 12:21 am
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Duanejc
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Check out this youtube video for some of the action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNep_n58RZE

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 Posted: Wed Sep 27th, 2017 01:22 pm
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Old thread but you can buy exotics like snakehead, alligator gar and other exotic species at certain pet shops in Kzn. Red belly pirannah is also around. Just a question of time before some are set free as they grow to big for the fishtanks

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 Posted: Sat Oct 21st, 2017 05:14 pm
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buchi
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Zucas 922 can you factually say that you have heard about snakeheads in our waters and do you know of people that have seen or caught them ?  If that is the case then it must be reported asap to the Provincial Fauna and Flora with all the details.  I hope you are wrong my friend.  I have just posted information about the law regarding live transport of any indigenous in invasive species and the releasing thereof in river systems and the illegality of that.  Please everybody go and read it it is called VERVOER EN VRYLATING VAN LEWENDIGE VIS.  Let us all do our part and let us inform other anglers and the public about the law regarding this topic and let us all do our part for conservation.

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