Fishing Lures and equipment
Eating Fishy in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe offers the finest in year round fresh-water fishing in Africa
- in some of the most spectacular and beautiful settings to be fopund
in the world.
Here in 5250 square kilometres of mountain framed lakeis found the prince
of fresh-water sporting fishing: the striped and long-toothed Tigerfish.
The Matusadona area is especially good for fishing around Fothergill and
The Zambezi River
Tilapia or bream of different varieties and the giant catfish, the
Vundu, share the depths of this river with crocodile and hippo. The river
itself is surrounded for most of its legth my game reserves and game areas
allowing one to fish and observe a mutiude of game at the same time -
a idealic setting by anyone's standards. As with just about everywhere
on the Zambezi, the tiger, bream and barbel fishing here is superb, especially
in the dry season, when the water is clear and the fish can see your spinner
or bait clearly.
The Eastern Highlands
Here among the soft, wooded peaks of the Nyanga Mountains and the
jagged crags of the Chimanimani Mountains, swiftly running steams abound
with flashing trout.
Numerous other lakes and dams abound where, in addition to indigenous
species, large mouth bass have found a new home suitable for rapid growth.
Much of Zimbabwe is a watershed, and from the uplands areas springs rise,
combining into streams and then into rivers, which flow north to the Zambezi
River and Lake Kariba, south-west to the Limpopo and east to the Pungwe.
Along these rivers many man-made dams have been created, providing ideal
habitats for the breeding and growth of numerous fish species. Over a
hundred species of fish are found in Zimbabwe. The angler may fish the
year round except on certain trout dams where the closed season can run
from June to October.