Fly fishing in Tanzania for Tiger Fish
Your destination is the Mnyera and Ruhudji rivers, located in an extremely remote area of Tanzania. The rivers are located in a private game concession of about 2,000,000 acres. The 100 km or so of fishable water is your private playground while in camp. Except for an occasional native tribesman, there is no one else on the water and you can’t help but feel a little like a kid in a candy store. The rivers are divided into beats, and in a week of fishing you don’t fish the same water twice. Habitat ranges from fast rapids and rocks in the upper sections of the rivers to slower, meandering deep water cut banks and sandbar drops.
To a certain extent the outfitters combine efforts with Kilombero North Safaris, the big game hunting operation using the same concession, although the hunting camp is completely separate and not in the same location as the fly fishing camp.
One of the things that make the trip memorable is the extensive knowledge of the natural history exhibited by all of the guides. You won’t find harder working guides anywhere. There is something to be said for blind enthusiasm and energy, and these guys exhibit excessive amounts of both.
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