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Trip at a Glance
5 night and 4 days fishing
Depends on the distance traveled by boat to fishing stops each day.
Johannesburg International Airport (or arranged)
Transport from Lusaka (Zambia) Airport to lodge return. All meals on trip, 5 night accommodation, boats + 40L fuel p.boat.p.d., fishing licenses, local beer and soft drinks, guide/skipper.
This is a malaria area but if prophylaxes are taken then there should be no problem. Yellow Fever certificates are compulsory. Cell phone connection is possible at the lodge.
- Hooking into the magnificent Tigerfish under wild African skies.
- The amazing bird life along the banks of the Zambezi River and the constant call of the Fish Eagle.
- Hearing the Hippos splash and feed and the trumpeting of elephants at night, while sleeping soundly, secure in your cabin, in the vast wilderness.
- Sharing fishing stories around the boma's camp fire, a mere stones throw from the rivers edge.
- African safari style lodge and warm hospitality.
Tigerfish are indigenous to Africa and possibly the most ferocious fresh water fish on the continent! A Tigerfish will often hit the fly or lure so hard that 20 – 30 lb nylon will part, leaving anglers amazed. The Zambezi River is one of the best systems on earth to fish for Tigerfish and often the banks of this mighty river teems with wildlife, from the big five to small game, while the river is home to hippo and crocodile. This is real Africa with a vibrant African backdrop and a rich culture. We stay in a comfortable river lodge that offers a bar and fantastic meals. Anglers share large Ally boats propelled by reliable 90HP outboards, ideal vessels to both fly fish and spin fish from. Fishermen and non-fishermen are welcome! We meet our clients at O.R. Tambo Airport in South Africa and accompany them on the short flight to Zambia. From Zambia we transport with our clients in minivans to an area near the camp from where we are ferried by boat to our destination.
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Linecasters is South Africa's Premier Fly Fishing Guide Operation since 1995, specialising in stream fly fishing for trout and indigenous small and largemouth yellowfish, still water fishing, fly fishing for tigerfish and salt water species. Principal guide Fred Steynberg has fished for the South African National Team and is a R.E.F.F.I.S qualified guide. We consider ourselves fly fishing purists within the sport and endeavour while searching for trophy specimens, to teach our clients and to have a blast!
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