Fishing for Tigerfish

There are three strains of tiger fish throughout Africa. They live in rivers around structure which allows them good ambush opportunities. They also follow runs of prey which provide a good diet over a period of months. They are one of, if not the hardest hitting freshwater fish along with the golden dorado and require a wire trace. They are very beautiful fish with stripes and often have red tails.

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Tigerfish Become a Reality. 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you fish for Tigerfish?

Fishing for tiger fish is done in Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia, as well as the Congo.

What tackle for Tigerfish?

8 to 10 weight rod with wire trace – bring a spare flyline in both floating and sink-tips. 

What flies for Tigerfish?

Tiger fish fishing is done with various streamer patterns imitating baitfish of various sizes.

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