- The amazing Tiger Fish, one of the top fresh water fish in the world.
- Watch Elephants swim and Lions hunt whilst catching the mighty Tiger fish!
- Camping in wild and remote areas with no distractions.No crowds, no vehicles, and no one else, except you and mother nature.
Tiger Fishing Times
The months of May, June and July on the Lower and Upper Zambezi, provides the best times for lure and feather.By May the river has reached its highest level over the floodplains and starts to empty into its main channel.Mid January on the floodplains sees such species as barbs and bream, feeding and breeding.
Before the water levels drop they must make their way into the main channel.The tigerfish, and other predatory fish such as the Nembwe bream and sharp tooth Catfish, feed on these “baitfish”.
In June there is a mass migration of these baitfish, moving down stream to areas with more cover and structure. This movement causes “bait balls” to be formed as they separate from the safety of the clay bank edges and move out into deeper waters.
As the water level drop from August to November, it becomes easier to target shallow water Tigers, from the confines of wooden dugout mokoro.This is truly the most natural way of fishing for Tiger fish, also lending itself to great bird watching and the feeling of really being at one with the river and nature.
By the end of November, the rainy season starts, and water levels start to steadily rise again, bringing with it dirty water and an end to fly fishing on the Zambezi.
Mekoro Fishing Excursions
- In dugout canoes with experienced paddlers.
- Use the guide's knowledge of these waters to find you the best fishing spots and they can also get you into very rocky areas silently.
- For the experienced fly fisherman, the Upper Zambezi Yellowfish and Thinface can also be found amongst the rapids.