"The peacock bass is undoubtedly the world's most aggressive, hard-fighting freshwater fish," said Steve Townson, director of the Black Water Explorer expedition.
"When a peacock bass slams a topwater lure, it's like a bomb going off."
A real pearler
Nestled in between the windswept mountains of Ireland's west coast, lies the dramatic Killary Harbor -- a breathtaking 16-kilometer fjord, plunging 45-meters deep below the surface.
The piercing blue glacial fjord is also home to one of the largest -- and cleanest -- collections of shellfish in Europe.
Guests at the nearby 1830s-era Delphi Lodge country house can cruise along the spectacular waterway in a speedboat, stopping at the historic oyster and mussel farms dotted along its rim.
The day trip includes farming demonstrations and a chance to sample the freshly cooked produce with a glass of the nation's iconic drink -- Guinness.