Watch: Clarke Gayford's fishing trip cut short by wild Malaysian tiger

Clarke Gayford has captured the scary moment he was forced to cut a fishing trip short when a wild tiger threatened his group's safety. 

The Fish of the Day host filmed the video from the banks of a river in Malaysia's Endau-Rompin National Park.

"Our guide has just stopped us and we've had to form a group, because there is a tiger on the other side of the river," Gayford said, pointing across the water. 

"And so we're just sitting here very quietly hoping that that's the side that the tiger stays on."

Away from his fiancee, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and baby daughter Neve, Gayford stayed calm - but was concerned the animal might be checking them out. 

"I have no doubt in my mind that's it watching us, over there," he said. 

"We heard it growling." 

Gayford explained he and his team had been brought to the remote jungle spot as "very special guests". 

The radio and TV broadcaster often travels to exotic locations for his working presenting his fishing and travel show, Fish of the Day


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