Monster Tilapia from the Pasig
Here is an amazing catch from the Pasig River in Metro Manila. This is a 2 kg Pla-pla or Nile Tilapia ( Oreochromis niloticus ) caught by Bipoy. This is undoubtedly an escaped convict from one of the fish pens in Laguna Lake as these fish are not native to the Philippines. Anglers catch tilapia, knife fish, sea catfish, and many other species of fish in the Pasig. It is great to see this river that was once considered “dead” because of pollution to have great signs of life.
Have you caught a nice fish in the Pasig? Send us your photos and we will share them here.