Among the rocks and torrid river waters of the uncharted Colombian Jungle lives the feared and famed “Vampire fish”!
This species can reach in weights of over 30lbs . The IGFA world record is currently 39 lbs on tackle.
Being an obsessive aquarium hobbyist growing up – I had a collection of Tetra fish. Now in 2018, I landed the real deal – full sized tetra. The payara, Hydrolycus scomberoides, is a species of “dogtooth tetra”. This predatory fish is found in the Amazon Basin in tropical South America.
Avidly chasing these Vampires of the jungle rivers – I can say you will need heavy duty gear to master these fish on the fly!