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What is the hardest fish to catch on a fly?

What is the hardest fish to catch on a fly and why? The answer may surprise you…

Fly fishing might be a sport for all, but it is also a great way to learn about other species and about yourself.  Here’s a list of some of the most difficult fish to catch on a fly rod. 

Golden Dorado

Golden Dorado are not only great fighters but excellent eating and fighting fish too. These magnificent fish can be caught on small flies, streamers and nymphs. They have been known to leap out of the water when hooked!

Golden Mahseer fishing Nepal and India

Golden Mahseer

The Golden Mahseer is one of the hardest freshwater fish to catch on a fly because they are very aggressive and dangerous when hooked. This fish can grow up to 120 pounds and is just as beautiful.


Giant Trevally

The giant trevally is a very strong fish, it can be fast and powerful. It can grow up to two metres in length and are found in the Indian ocean. They are usually found on the reef or in lagoons. Their diet consists of smaller fish, crustaceans and squid.

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