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This blog is dedicated to flyfishing which is the most interesting fishing method.
I am living in the Russian Far East, love fishing and travel, flyfish since 1986.

Africa, Part 3

Alt-Africa Congo Cicada

Alt-Africa Congo Grasshopper looks exactly like a dead leaf

Alt-Africa Congo A tiny grasshopper is less than 1 cm long

Alt-Africa Congo Big grasshopper with rainbow underwings

Alt-Africa Congo Moth

Alt-Africa Congo Walking stick

Alt-Africa Congo Butterfly

Alt-Africa Congo Butterfly

Alt-Africa Congo Among the locals these beetle larvae are considered “the best meat”. They are not bad if properly fried...

Alt-Africa Congo Big freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Palaemonidae)

Alt-Africa Congo The same shrimp

Alt-Africa Congo In the local creeks the freshwater crabs are numerous

Alt-Africa Congo fishing With a flyrod it was possible to catch mostly tiny fish which could embellish any aquarium (this is Raiamas buchholzi)

Alt-Africa Congo fishing This fish Brycinus schoutedeni was caught with a bait of the oil palm seeds

Alt-Africa Congo fishing One of the barbel species (Labeobarbus compinei)

Alt-Africa Congo fishing This little catfish Parauchenoglanis pantherinus belongs to the “armored catfishes”. Very similar fish with the same poisonous spines are found in our Amur River.

Alt-Africa Congo fishing This small fish (Distichodus hypostomatus) looks like a grayling

Alt-Africa Congo fishing Some of the diverse barbel species are hard to distinguish

Alt-Africa Congo fishing I am trying to fish in the Congo River near the city of Brazzaville. The megapolis Kinshasa is at the opposite bank

Alt-Africa Congo falls Downstream from Brazzaville the Congo River is passing powerful falls

Alt-Africa Congo falls Falls at the Congo River

Alt-Africa Congo Falls at the Congo River

Alt-Africa Congo Atlantic At the Atlantic ocean coast near Point-Noire