The Faro River is home to three species of tigerfish. Hydrocynus vittatus, H.brevis, and H.forskahlii. Of the 3, H.brevis & H.forskahlii are the most commonly encountered while fly fishing. The Sahelian tigerfish, H.brevis, grows the biggest, and fish up to 7 kg’s have been landed, though much large specimens have been seen. Their uncanny ability to throw the fly have resulted in their being nicknamed H.brexit!