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Purple Labeo

Purple Labeo -
Common Name: Purple Labeo
Other Names: Purple Mudfish
Scientific Name: Labeo Congoro

Length: 40 - 50 cm in length

Weight: Average weight of
1 - 2kg

Habitat: This freshwater species prefers rapid flowing waters.

Distribution: Purple Labeos can be found in lowveld areas and coastal river systems.

Bait: This species will readily take a number of lures and flys.

Description: Greenish colour with a tint of purple.

Fishing Strategy:
This is can grow large and so medium tackle is recommended. Due to its largish size it can be a difficult fish to land.

Eating Quality:
Catch and release is recommended.

  • Medium tackle
  • Excellent sport fish

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