FLYFISHING SAFARIS FOR VISITORS AND TOURISTS TO AFRICA

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AFRICA AS A FLYFISHING DESTINATION

Africa is exciting! It's justly famous for magnificent game parks and birdlife that abounds. And now we'd like to share with you the absolute wealth of flyfishing is available to make that African adventure all the more memorable.

SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR FLYFISHING SAFARI

TIGER FISH IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Top of the list has to be a trip to deceive a tiger fish or six. Only in Africa that you can tackle this magnificent freshwater fighter and its a strong recommendation to spend a quartet of days on Botswana's Okavango river, on the world-famous Zambezi or even closer to home at Jozini.

And while you battle an acrobatic tiger, it's very likely you may do so in the company of game on the banks and wonderful birdlife around you.

This is an excellent way to see Africa in ALL its glory.

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YELLOWFISH (BARBUS)

Pardon me if I draw on your knowledge of India and Nepal's famed mahseer, but although yellowfish can attain hefty weights, they provide some of the finest stream and river flyfishing you'd care to enjoy on the continent.

There's a lot of similarity with trout techniques, but on a reasonable day, you can come away with having returned a dozen or more of these golden beauties with many of 3 - 4 lbs snatching your size 16 nymph from a bubbling run.

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SALTWATER FLYFISHING

Another highly recommended trip is to the African coastline. Saltwater flyfishing has been expanding and the Mozambique coastline provides excellent fishing for kingfish (trevally), queenfish, bonito, kawakawa, Natal snoek (queen mackerel) and Couta (king mackerel) amongst others.

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TROUT

Not everybody is aware of the trout of Africa, but there's an abundance of fishing for you to consider.

It's a pretty decent quality of angling that you can enjoy as well in the presence of green valleys and dark mountains. Of course there are managed waters with stocking programs and wild rivers as well - browns and rainbows too.

Trout exist all the way from Cape Town to the Equator and there's no shortage of venues. Even if you're on business in Durban or Johannesburg, you're only a couple of hours away from splendid surrounds.

Indeed, why not think of a special breakaway on your way to the Kruger National Park

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There's more than one species from which to choose and a variety of venues from South Africa's Lowveld, through the midlands of Natal and up to the gold and diamond fields of the Highveld and Northern Cape.

Fishing for yellowfish is one of South Africa's best kept secrets.

 

BLACK BASS

Another category of fish that rates a mention is the bass - large- and smallmouths in particular. You'll be happy to know that, if you're a bass fanatic,it can be arranged to spend a few days after some largemouths.

Previously some Florida bass were also distributed and this means that there are some hefty specimens out there waiting to be caught.

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