By JOHN COLES
BRAVE angler Jeremy Wade poses for the ultimate holiday snap after catching one of the world's most dangerous fish.
The Brit became one of only a handful of people who have ever landed the goliath tigerfish when he reeled in the monster from the depths of Africa's River Congo.
The species is a bigger and deadlier cousin of the piranha and has 32 teeth similar in size to those of a great white shark.
It has been known to attack crocodiles and could tear off a human limb.
The specimen caught by Jeremy who patiently spent eight days by the riverbank weighed more than 100lbs and was FIVE FEET long.
He carefully held the fearsome fish at arms' length for the camera before putting it back into the water.
Jeremy, from Bath, Somerset, said: "This fish is no tench.
"It is, for all intents and purposes, a giant piranha. It is quite a beast.
"The teeth on it are incredibly sharp and are about the same length as a great white shark.
"It also has an extremely powerful bite and has been known to consume prey the same size as itself, attack people and take pieces out of crocodiles.
"It is thought that these fish attack in a reflex response to a sudden movement or splash.
"It is very rare to catch one, especially by an outsider because they are found in such a remote and difficult location to get to. There are no guides or lodges on that part of the Congo River."
Jeremy used a sizable catfish as bait for the tigerfish - Latin name Hydrocynus goliath - and a 200lb rod and line.
He added: "It is a very dangerous fish to handle. If you aren't careful it could easily take your finger off or worse."
Luckily he is an experienced angler and caught the fish for TV show River Monsters, due to be screened on ITV1 next month.
The show looks into mythical reports from around the world of humans being attacked by unknown monsters from the deep before Jeremy sets out to find and catch them.