Fishing In Tanzania
Fresh Water Fishing Tanzania
The Kilombero Game Controlled Area to the west of the Selous is the haunt of two renowned East African freshwater fish, the tiger and the vundu.
Hydrocyon, the tiger fish’s Latin name, means water dog and it really is the Doberman of the deep. Fast, ferocious and aggresive with a mouthful of blade-like teeth this is a voracious predator. Many fishermen consider this larger southern species to be the finest freshwater fighting fish.
The vundu, Heterobranchus longifilis, is a catfish and makes up for its gentler nature by growing to enormous proportions. It regularly exceeds forty-five kilos (100 pounds) and is a representative of the claria family, a set of fish that can breathe air using a type of lung called the branchial organ. The most common of the clarias Claria gariepinus, utilizes this physiological feature when it migrates from one land locked pool to another by dragging itself short distances on its pectoral fins. Other catfish silurids give electric shocks or have barbed needle spines in their fins which are coated with an irritant mucus. When freshly caught the stiletto can be stabbed into the flesh of an unwary angler, an unpleasant experienc particu larly when it is extracted
Lake Victoria was artificially and controversially stocked in the 1950s with tilapia and Nile Perch species; this has had detrimental environmental effects but has increased prosperity in this area of Tanzania. Nile Perch is a perfect fish for sport fishing. Nile perch can grow to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) and 200 kg (440 lb)
Deep Sea Fishing Tanzania
Tanzania is the top destination for fishing lovers. Plenty of sunny islands, clear and hot water and different fish species – one can find all this at the same piece of the Earth.
There are loads of places on the Eastern coast of Africa that offer you the fishing of your dreams. When the Kaskazi – north east monsoon – starts to blow, the fish arrive in incredible number. Although the fishing is just a secondary attraction, there are a lot of tours organizing fishing adventures that you can book any time.
Fishing In Tanzania Highlights
Here are some species of fish which you can expect to catch:
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