Tiger Fishing in Zimbabwe & Zambia
The razor-toothed tiger fish is pound-for-pound one of the world’s most powerful freshwater species. They are at their most active in the early summer from September to December and provide excellent sport. But you can fish for them at any time of year.
Lake Kariba supports more than forty species of fish, most notably the famous tiger fish. But its is also know for its many hippos and crocodiles. The fertile soil on the bed of Lake Kariba provides plentiful nutrients for the lakes fish. The world record Tiger Fish was caught on a fly rod near Musango Safari Lodge on Lake Kariba.
So tiger-fishing on a catch-and-release basis is offered at many of the safari lodges and is usually included in the camp activities. Occasionally it is an extra cost for a full-day excursion.
Fishing is also offered (either for the morning or a full day) on either side of the Victoria Falls ( in both Zimbabwe and Zambia). But recently the fishing has not been so good around Victoria Falls, as there are too many locals in competition. So it’s a little ‘fished out’ I would recommend somewhere a little further away such as Imbalala or Ichingo River Lodge on the Namibian side of the Chobe River .
The price mentioned above is for a 3 hours fishing excursion at Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side. (This includes the park fee which is currently US$10.00. Please contact if you would like to do some fishing at Victoria Falls.
Please Note: We don’t book this fishing trips on a standalone basis, only with accommodation such as Victoria Falls hotels