Hoplias Malabaricus, It seems like Carolina always gets the trophies..Caught on 5 weight tackle and floating line .As all our catches, this pretty guy was released. Those rather big Hoplias are hard to find, even close to the end of the season.


Salto Lake, Argentine

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From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted February 25th 2015

J,

Are you sure you have the fish right? This is not a non-native fish. According to Fishbase it's native to Central and South America: Costa Rica to Argentina in most rivers basins. This image is from Argentina where the Trahira or Wolf Fish is quite common and quite native as far as I'm informed.

Martin


From: J. - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted February 25th 2015

With this being a highly aggressive and dangerous non native fish, why would anyone knowingly release it into a
fishery? Does this person have a total lack of common sense?



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