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GALLERY PONGOLA TIGERFISH SPRING 2021 | OPENING WEEKS

by Mavungana Flyfishing

The rolling fronts across the country through much of August ahve made for some unstable weather conditions. With the wind our of the north in the mornings and then typically swinging into the south (and getting cold) later on. This did not deter our clients (or the tigerfish) during the opening weeks of our Spring […]

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5 things we’ve learned about early-season tigerfish

by Mavungana Flyfishing

We’re now just about two weeks into our 2021 Pongola tigerfish season and it has been firing! Here are a handful of things we’ve learned so far:   Big water is great for big fish Previously called Pongolapoort, at approximately 30km long and 5km wide, it is a serious piece of water. Completed in 1973 […]

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TALE OF A TROPHY TIGER

by Mavungana Flyfishing

“Yeeeeuw!” The hoot from out of the next bay sparks everyone in our boat’s attention. We’d been fishing the river section, right near the mouth of the main lake, working tight in the bays to find some protection from the wind. That was a proper howl to have cut through the wind. Without a word […]

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GALLERY: HOME-GROWN TIGERFISH SEASON IN FULL SWING

by Mavungana Flyfishing

Over 400 tigerfish have been landed on fly by our clients on Lake Jozini over the past two weeks. The weather has not always played along, with back-to-back cold fronts plaguing one of the groups, but the anglers persevered and the fishery kept producing. Various fish in the 6lb – 8lb range came out, as […]

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TRIP REPORT: TIGERS OF PONGOLA – 19 to 25 August

by Mavungana Flyfishing

The 2020 home-grown tigerfish season on Lake Jozini is in full swing. We had a great family-orientated group on the water from 19 to 25 August. The group of 8 anglers were made up of a father and future son-in-law; as well as three farther-and-son pairs. Of the group only one had previous caught a […]

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