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March 03, 2011

Tanzania Tiger Fishing

Having had our guides based on the rivers since early June preparing camps, opening roads and airstrips, and making regular anti poaching patrols, it is great to have the season well under way, with fly fisherman from around the world sampling arguably the finest fresh water fishing in Africa.  We are at the half way mark through the season, and the fishing thus far has been sublime.  The early season fishing sees less fish in terms of numbers, but the average weight is excellent at around 10lb. Currently all 2010 return guests have achieved personal bests, bar one.  This is an amazing feet, as most anglers are looking to beat their 2009 PB’s of between 18 and 23lbs.  So far 9 fish over 20lbs have been landed (3 over the 24lb mark and the biggest at 26lb). The number of fish in the 15lb – 19lb mark has been awesome! As was the case in 2009 we will send out a summary of the catch reports post season.

As of this week, with river levels dropping and the roads dried up, we are offering a day of “drift boat fishing” down previously inaccessible rapids.  This exciting and unique option was made possible after an epic early season exploration trip, and in our opinion presents some of the finest and most beautiful tiger fishing waters imaginable.  Finally, the species count is climbing steadily as guests and guides are able to turn their attention from the tiger fish for a while.  So far 3 species of yellow fish have been landed (biggest at 8lbs!), two new species of catfish (Bagrus Spp) and a couple of bream species. These catches will all be documented post season in popular fly fishing publications.

Courtesy of:

Tourette Fishing
C: +27 84 622 2272
T: +27 33 344 2250

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