stocked pond fishing

A Beginner’s Guide to Fishing in Stocked Ponds

Nothing can replace a quiet early morning on a big river, or a long walk up into the mountains in search of trout in a noisy, merry stream. But a day on a stocked pond still beats a day in front of television or your phone screen, so if that’s the best of the available fishing options, by all means go for it.

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Tigerfish in Southern Africa

This charismatic fish is well known for immediately leaping out of the water on being hooked and then repeatedly jumping to try and dislodge, often successfully, any hook in its mouth. Its mouth displays a mass of sharp pointed teeth and there is very little soft flesh around it. Africa has many splendid freshwater fish, but most experienced sport anglers would agree that the African tigerfish is in a class by itself.

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