Mervin Boey Fishing Note Book

Tiger Shovelnose Catfish
August 18, 2009, 9:21 pm
Filed under: Pond Fishing, Power Bait Fishing

A last minute catch of a beautiful 8lb tiger shovelnose catfish on bait. Put up a decent fight despite efforts in cutting my line under the pump.

Scientific name: Phseudoplatystoma fasciatum
“Tiger shovelnose catfish are originally found in the Amazons in the La Plata, Corintijns, Essequibo, Orinoco and Paraná River basins. They can however today be found in a number of other places around the world where they have been introduced. One such example is that you today can find Tiger Shovelnose Catfish in a number of South African waters.” quoted from

See what I have found in the Internet. These beautiful fishes are sold in wet markets in Brazil. Wow wow wow!!!


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