Goliath Tiger Fish

Goliath Tigerfish

Without exaggeration this is one of the world's most powerful and mysterious fish, and is found only in the Congo basin. Capturing this legendary creature is nowadays one of the greatest challenges in the world of sports fishing. VIP Fishing Trips gives you a unique opportunity to achieve this. Nobody knows what the maximum size is of this fish, but catches of over 50 kgs are well recorded, and during our expeditions we have managed to hook fish weighing over 70 kgs.


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The Goliath Tigerfish (Hydrocinus goliath) is the largest of the five species of Tigerfish which  can  be encountered in tropical and subtropical Africa. The Tiger Fish jaws are unique among freshwater fishes, featuring 32 sharp teeth that can bite through a 100 kilogram steel cable. For this reason the tigerfish is called the freshwater shark of Africa. Our longtime experience in the Congo is a guarantee not only of an exciting fishing trip, but also a safe one.

Fish: Location: Duration: Availability: Price:
Goliath Tigerfish Congo 10 days February - March / June - October from 6 500 € / person see all prices

We offer individual programmes to suit the client:

The Goliath Tigerfish is endemic to the Congo River. It is the top predator of the river, and its top speed may reach up to 100 kilometers per hour. Fishing for the tigerfish takes place from a drifting or anchored boat in swift flowing and turbulent waters, preferably with steep drop offs, and is carried out in daylight hours. The more time you spend on the water, the greater your chance of success. For our clients, we always try to create the most promising conditions to catch this fish, and throughout the day we continuously move our position to actively hunt for the fish. Fishing for tiger fish requires a great deal of commitment, but the success of the expedition is guaranteed by Jakub Vagner, one of the world's most respected fishermen, and a specialist in freshwater giants, who has a vast experience in catching this species. If you have guts and determination, we believe that our background and experience will ensure the success of your expedition..


Our base is located in the picturesque village of Mai-Ndombe. This village has a unique location, being situated at the confluence of the Mai-Ndombe (also known as the Black River) and the Congo River. In addition to great fishing, the village of Mai-Ndombe and its surroundings offer an insight into typical African culture, where you can learn about the customs and traditions of the Congo. Besides  tiger fish, you can focus on catching many other interesting species of fish, hunting antelope with the locals, sailing far up the Mai-Ndombe river, and seeing the last remnants of the primeval forest. You can also go bathing from the beautiful sandy beaches below the rapids of the Mai-Ndombe River.

Expedition Price for 2011 (10 days of fishing)

1 Person 9 900 /person
2 - 3 Persons 7 500 /person
4 Persons 6 500 /person

The expedition is conducted so as to allow each participant to have the maximum chance of success. For this reason, each expedition is limited to 4 persons, which allows us to guarantee a personal approach to each of the fishermen. We will only increase numbers at the express wish of the client.

Available expedition times:

February - March / June - October

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