Tanzania, Africa – Tigerfish
Season: August 1 – November 20
Capacity: 8 anglers split between 2 camps
Insurance: GLOBAL RESCUE
In the past, trophy tiger fish have been classified as fish above 10 lbs. This bench mark has been shattered with the average fish in this system coming home at just under 8lbs. Here fisherman have a real opportunity of landing tiger fish of over 20lb’s, with shots at multiple trophy fish on a daily basis in fresh water this is almost unheard of. Now combine this fact with the speed, strength, aerial antics and aggressive nature of the tiger fish, and dump it all in two rivers flowing through one of the words last true wilderness areas, home to big game, and then you may begin to get an idea of just how unique the twin fisheries of the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers really are.
Angling (species): Tiger fish (H.tanzaniae ) ranging in size from 1 to 30lbs are the main quarry. Yellow fish species, Catfish, Bream and Gundu are also available for the species aficionados. Over 30 different species of fish were identified by our guides over the 2010 season. Fly fishing is far and above the most successful method to target the massive tiger fish in these waters. Catfish are generally caught as by-catch when targeting tiger fish. Yellow fish and the impressive Gundu can be targeted specifically. The Tourette Fishing team of full time guides are pioneers in targeting tiger fish on fly, and are widely regarded as industry leaders. Over the past 4 years guiding and managing this fishery we have developed an in depth understanding of the fishery, the tiger fish, their habits, as well as tackle and tactics to successfully target these amazing fish.
Note: All catching is strictly “catch and release” with single debarbed hooks. No beat is fished twice in a week; areas where fish are spawning are strictly no go areas.