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Israeli Tilapia

Israeli Tilapia -
Common Name: Israeli Tilapia
Other Names: -
Scientific Name: Oreochromis Aureus

Length: 35 - 40 cm in length

Weight: Average weight of
1 - 1.8kg.

Habitat: This species lives in dams that have some sort of vegetation for cover.

Distribution: Can be caught in river systems near Kwazulu Natal and down to the Western Cape.

Bait: Fish will take any bait that is offered, eg: worms, lure, frogs, small fish etc.

Description: Fins have pink outlines and breeding males will develop a blue line across their head.

Fishing Strategy: Fish near weeds and cover areas of the dam. Cast near floating items and possible hiding places for fish.

Eating Quality:

  • Light  tackle
  • Small hook

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