Fishing @ Kabula Lodge

fishing-bigoneThe Zambezi River is subdivided into three reaches, the Upper, the Middle and the Lower.

Kabula is situated on the Upper Zambezi which is regarded as the best part of the river for Tiger fishing.

The Tiger Fish breed in the thousands of pools of the Liuwa floodplains and are flushed out each year by the floods. The best time for Tiger fishing at Kabula is from April to December when the water is warm and the level of the river is low before the start of the rainy season. Large Tiger Fish are plentiful, as are various species of bream, particularly the predatory yellow-belly and thin face breams which make for great fishing and wonderful eating. Large barbel, which will also give you a fight to remember, are also plentiful.fishing-lure

Fishing boats, which are provided with experienced boatmen who know the river, and the best Tiger fishing spots, are available for hire. fishing-catchFishing rods and tackle are provided with the boats if required. Please note that unfortunately private boats are not permitted.

Except in the case of bream, where the catch is being kept for the pot, we encourage "catch and release" especially with the Tiger Fish.

Please also note that flyfishing for bream and Tiger Fish is becoming increasingly popular. To catch a large Tiger Fish on a fly rod is an unforgettable experience.

It should also be noted that since the promulgation of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) and the relocation of villages away from the river and the creation of game corredors along the river banks, the number of large fish being caught has increased significantly.

 

 

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