African Tiger

Africa is best known for its wild safaris, showcasing its impressive wildlife with campfires and beautiful sunsets in the background. However, it also offers fly fishermen a chance at a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and an opportunity to try and tame the African Tiger!

Follow the Capt Jack Productions team, as they go on the hunt for giant tiger fish. Armed to the teeth, these ferocious alpha predators are not easy to find and even harder to catch.

Since 2003 Tourette Fishing has been doing groundbreaking pioneer work in Africa, including projects in Botswana, Lesotho, Gabon, Sudan and Tanzania. Their latest area of exploration, on the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers, part of Kilombero North Safaris portfolio of concessions, offer one of the last remaining frontiers of freshwater fishing – as of November 2008 less than 15 individuals had fished these amazing waters.

Set deep in an untouched corner of the Tanzanian Wilderness, this area is famously home to monster 20+ lb tigers. The river banks are also home to big game and many rare and endangered bird species. The advent of fly fishing in this system in August 2008 has been widely acknowledged as one of the highlights in African Sport fishing over the past decade. Fishermen have been pursuing tiger fish on the fly for more than 50 years, but until they began plying these remote watersheds no one had encountered one over 20 lbs.
The continued success of these remarkable fisheries can be attributed to the cutting edge concession and fishery management, and strict guiding protocols implemented by Kilombero North Safaris and Tourette Fishing.