Tiger Fishing Packages

Join Mavungana Flyfishing as we head into the lair of the double-figure Tigerfish!

With the increasing popularity and accompanying fishing pressure on the Zambezi, the popular venues around the Kasai are becoming strained.  Add to this the ever-present gill netting and there is a tremendous pressure on the fish stocks in this region.  We have, however, found a great location that allows you to target monster fish.

Situated on the Zimbabwean bank of the Zambezi 80 km below Vic Falls this stunning “Middle Zambezi” experience offers 16 km of exclusive fly water.  There are no other lodges nor other boats to be seen. Owing to its unique location above Lake Kariba, there are two types of tigerfish to be targeted.  The regular sleek darker yellow and orange finned resident river fish as well as the broad-shouldered, heavy set, silver lake fish.  These beasts feed on Kapenta in the dam but make their way upstream to spawn.

Standard protocol on the Zambezi usually requires heavy sunken fly lines fished deep and dirty! This technique, “blind” fishing,  tends to become a little mundane after a while.  However, due to the time of year and the accompanying high temperatures, which are increasing daily, we have a unique opportunity to throw poppers on floating lines with the anticipation of a 10lb+ fish charging your fly down and smashing it on the surface!

Fishing is two to a boat with a Mavungana Flyfishing Host rotating through a different boat each session.  You are guaranteed to get some helpful hints, a few tips on your casting and a damn good laugh!

The Best Time for Tiger Fishing!

As always we not only secure the best month of the year but also the New Moon which restricts the Tigers from hunting by moonlight and ensures they are hungry and eager by first light! We fish these special waters over the steamy hot, late Spring New moon in November.

Suggested Tigerfish Tackle:

Rod: Loop Cross SX 9FT 9WT

Reel: Nautilist CCFX2

Line: Airflo Dept Finder

 

For more info e-mail: info@flyfishing.co.za

 

 

Includes

5 nights in a Safari Lodge style en-suite shared accommodation, all meals, local drinks, guides, custom boats with trawling motors and shaved decks, fuel, ground transfers.

Excludes

Flights ex Vic Falls, gratuities and items of a personal nature

Technical

#7 or #9  quality fast action rods with matching reels – Tropically rated floating to fast sinking standard or shooting head fly lines.