TANZANIA

TIGER FISHING SAFARIS

MONSTERS ARE REAL IN AFRICA

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TIGER FISHING SAFARIS

TANZANIA

WHERE MONSTERS ARE REAL

7 NIGHT
TIGER FISHING SAFARIS

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USD 10,000 per fishermen sharing

Non-Fisherman USD 5000 per person sharing
Observer Day Activities/person sharing USD 200.00
Observer Day Activities/person single USD 400.00
Activities include game drives and river trips arranged prior to safari

 

Includes

  • Airport / Road Transfer as required 

  • Return private charter flights from Dar es Salaam to Camp.

  • 7 nights in camp – 6 days fishing on the Mnyera and Ruhudji rivers.

  • Full day fishing  (sunrise to sunset)

  • Access to 120 km of river

  • Professional  fishing guides

  • Accommodation

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner,

  • Water, soft drinks and beers.

  • Fishing Boats and fuel

  • Fishing licences and concession fees

  • Tanzania Government Conservation Levy

HERE BE MONSTERS

Tiger Fishing Tanzania - Fishing Safari Adventures

The Mnyera and Ruhudji River in South Western Tanzania have built a reputation as one of the finest fresh water fishing destinations in the world.

Where monster trophy sized Tiger Fish in the 10 – 25lb range make their home.

AUGUST to NOVEMBER 2020

This is a fishing adventure for the fishermen looking for something really different and special.

Our fishing camps on the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers and expertly managed by a professional team taking care of our guests every need from beautiful meals cooked over an open fire to well-maintained fishing boats. And our team of expert fishing guides make sure all guests enjoy a world class guided fishing experience. They are the best in the business!

 

SAFARI FISHING EXPERIENCE

Our fishing camps offer the adventurous fly fisherman a uniquely African experience.
Our tented bush camps are erected each season, to ensure that this African wilderness is maintained as pristine as possible. Our camps are not luxury, but the fishing and the guiding is world class. So for someone looking or a very special freshwater fishing experience, this is it!

Come See It For Reel!

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OVERVIEW

DAY 1 - Morning Charter from Dar es Salaam to Camp.

Welcome & briefing by head guide.

4 anglers will stay at Dhalla Camp, and 4 Anglers at Samaki Camp.  Guest will swap camps half way through to get a totally different change of scenery  and  fishing experience.
 

DAY 2 - Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji

DAY 3 - Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji

DAY 4 - Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji 
DAY 5 - Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji 

DAY 6 - Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji

DAY 7 - Fish Mnyera/Ruhudji 

DAY 8 - Morning admin and charter to Dar es Salaam

PLEASE NOTE:

Travel time between camps is roughly 2 hours depending on road conditions. Rather than focus on the missed fishing time, we urge guests to enjoy this journey through the pristine African bush and take the time to view game and landscapes that are as wild as they were thousands of years ago.

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TIGER FISH

Tigerfish (H.tanzaniae ) ranging in size from 1 to 28lbs are the main quarry. The Tourette Fishing Guides team are pioneers in targeting tigerfish on fly, and are widely regarded as industry leaders. Over the past 6 years guiding and managing this fishery they have developed an in depth understanding of the fishery, the tigerfish, their habits, as well as tackle and tactics to successfully target these amazing fish.

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YELLOWFISH

Over the course of the 2010 season Leonard Flemming, Guide and Fishery research expert, found and deciphered the feeding habits of 3 species of yellow fish – the largest weighing in at 8lbs. Targeting yellowfish feeding on sand banks and in the rapids offers some truly unique fly fishing. Up stream nymphing is the preferred method, with short and delicate casts needed. All guides are experts in the field, and will put you onto the fish when conditions dictate.

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VUNDU

With the intense anti poaching and fishery managements practices implemented by the TF and KNS teams, the vundu population on the Mnyera and Ruhudji rivers have thrived over the last 6 years. Vundu can be targeted in specific lies on the Mnyera and Ruhudji river, however most are hooked when fishing for tigerfish. Not many are landed due to the size and power of these river monsters.

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WILD ANIMALS

You will be fishing in pristine wilderness areas, not in fenced off reserves. There are no roads, no fences , few people and the game is wild and not habituated to people and vehicles. Guests will hear lions roar most evenings, and most guests will see elephant and buffalo, various plains game as well as hippo, crocodile and amazing bird life on the rivers.  Occasionally lion are seen by guests.

All transfers and road trips are done in open game viewing vehicles and the drives between the two camps (2 hours), between the air strip and camp, and from camp to sun downer spots, all offer superb game viewing opportunities, as do the boats when drifting along the river when fishing.

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THE FISHING

The Fishing

The majority of the fishing is done off the drift. Here our attentions are focused on the river structure which comprises fallen timber, long sand banks, steep drop-off’s and rocky outcrops. When conditions dictate we also make use of sand anchors and tying up to structure mid stream to focus our attention on a specific stretch of water. All fishing is done off 18ft aluminium boats. These boats have been chosen for their application and are ideal for fishing the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers. All boats are fitted with 15- z25 hp motors. Each boat caters for two anglers and their professional guide, as well as a coxswain. Boats have ample storage areas and seating for three people.

All boats are equipped with first aid equipment.

This river has received very little fishing pressure over the centuries, and with the controlled fly fishing venture will continue to do so. The system is also extremely rich in bait fish (predominantly red finned barbs). The combination of these factors has resulted in this population of tiger fish obtaining otherwise unheard of sizes. Trophy fish in this system are measured above 15lbs. Be prepared to have you tiger fishing paradigms shifted!

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, and there is no re-drifting of beats allowed. This ensures you arrive at a fishery that is well rested and productive.

RIVERS & CAMPS

TIGER FISHING

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MNYERA RIVER 

Guests have access to 40km of fishable waters on the Mnyera River. The Mnyera River changes character quickly over it fishable length. From rapids and pools in heavily wooded riverine forests on the upper reaches, the structure rich mid sections courtesy of centuries of erosion and fallen trees, to the deep “outside bends” and clay banks of the lower reaches. The Mnyera, with its incredibly diverse river structure is a veritable tigerfish haven and one that all guests visiting this amazing river will appreciate. Dhalla Camp is your base when fishing the Mnyera River.

DHALLA CAMP

Dhalla Camp, comprising 4 wooden fishing cabins and a central thatched mess and lounge area, is the base for your stay on the Mnyera River. The camp consists of 4 cabins with twin or double configurations.  All cabins have a view overlooking the river.  All cabins are en suite, offering a shower and toilet.

Fall asleep to the sound of a rasping leopard, and wake up with the rising sun and splashes of feeding tiger fish, all in the privacy of your cabin.

Meals are enjoyed in the main central camp area under thatched roof over looking the river. This area contains a small library, lounges, and electric points for charging cameras and laptops, and a comprehensive fly tying station.

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RUHUDJI RIVER 

Situated in the neighbouring catchment (one valley south of the Mnyera) is this remote river with a charm and attraction that is hard to explain. Guests fishing the Ruhudji River have access to 80km of fishable water. The river is quite different from the Mnyera. It is a shallower river, with long sections of sand banks followed by deep outside bends and pools in the lower reaches. The river changes in its upper reaches to a narrow deep river, bordered by steep banks and heavily wooded forests as it enters the “gorge area”. Samaki Camp is your base when fishing the Ruhudji River.

SAMAKI CAMP

This rustic bush camp is your base on the Ruhudji River. It too is erected each season and is the smaller sister of Dhalla Camp. Its location on the banks of the Ruhudji River allows access to these productive waters. Samaki camp comprises of traditional Safari tents, all en suite, with twin or double configurations. The mess area is situated in the shade of the river side forest, although most meals are enjoyed alfresco, under the

stars on a beautiful sandbank in front of the camp. Samaki camp has no electricity.

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Optional Combinations with

St Brandon Atoll, Latham Island or St Lazarus Banks

FOR THE ULTIMATE SALT WATER FISHING ADVENTURE

7 Nights/8 Days

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ST BRANDON ATOLL

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St Brandon Atoll Fishing Charters
 

Charter a private yacht to experience the magic of the St Brandon Atoll.
St Brandon provides the most spectacular Bonefishing you will ever encounter.  

St Brandon is also home to large numbers of Indo-Pacific Permit. All fishing for Permit on St Brandon takes place on foot, providing our guests with the ultimate walk and stalk flats fishing experience. If you’re serious about Permit, St Brandon is a must!
 

St Brandon also offers the opportuntity to target  GTs. Large Bluefin Trevally are around in good numbers between 15lb - 20lb. Other notable fish species one can encounter on the flats include Golden, Yellow Dot and Green Spot Trevally.

This is a fishing adventure for the fishermen looking for something really different and special.

5 Nights / 6 Days

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ST LAZARUS BANKS

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Legendary St Lazarus Bank Fishing Charters

 

August / September through to December is Mantis Shrimp season along the East African Coast from Pemba to just South of Dar Es Salaam.

Billions of these crustaceans rise to the surface to mate every year. This abundance of an easy nutritious meal attracts schools of baitfish that attract Giant Yellowfin Tuna from as little 20 Kg's up to as much as a 100 Kg, Giant size Dogtooth Tuna of up to 75Kg's, GT's of up to 50 Kg's, Wahoo of up to 40 Kg's and Barracuda of up to 38 Kg's together with schools of a wide variety of other Game Fish and reef fish; too many to mention. 

The best way to get to this frenzy is by yacht so that you can live right over the best fishing area and fish to your hearts content. 

 “Legendary St Lazarus Bank”

& DIVE, SNORKEL, SWIM, RELAX 

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