Fishing in Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Visitors travel from across the globe to Northern Zimbabwe to try their hand at catching one of the most iconic of fresh water game fish: the Tiger Fish. Ten-pound plus tigers are a common catch on the waters of Kariba and the wider Zambezi.

No visit to Zimbabwe is complete without trying your hand at fishing in the Zambezi. It is possible to catch tiger fish, bream, catfish, tilapia and many other species throughout the country. However, the Zambezi and Lake Kariba are the hot spots for the top prize: fishermen spend years trying to catch a ten-pound plus tiger fish, this is one of the best places on the planet to do so.

Besides from game-fishing, bream are a common catch. These are a delicious eating fish, and if you catch one of a good enough size you will likely find it on the dinner menu.

A trip is not all about the fishing, all along the river banks or lake shores it is common to see good herds of animals coming down to drink. The presence of hippos and crocodiles is a constant and the birding is often very good from the water.

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