Tiger Fishing on the Okavango River, Four Day Tour
For the hunter who likes to fish and enjoys lots of excitement a great extension to your hunting safari is to fish the spectacular Okavango River for the mighty tigerfish as well as largemouth bream, tilapia and catfish during the season from September to December. The Okavango River lies between Namibia and Angola and takes a six hour drive to reach from Ozondjahe Safaris therefore four days are required to enjoy a couple of days of fishing.
Tigerfish are considered the finest and hardest fighting freshwater game fish around. They are ferocious hunters and right at the top of the food chain in the rivers and lakes where they live. With eight large sharp protruding teeth they can grow to over 20 pounds with a females being larger than males. A great catch for someone who is both a hunter and fisherman!
Armed to the Teeth, Africa’s Terrifying Tiger Fish:
- Known as the “piranha of Africa,” the giant tiger fish is one of several fish species that makes its home in the Nile.
- Their large, razor-like teeth and strong jaws make these fish vicious carnivores.
- Few attacks on humans have been reported but they appeared to be out of defensiveness rather than malice.
- Tiger fish have been documented attacking animals as large as crocodiles.
- Tigerish have been officially classified as a game fish by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and the species has garnered a reputation among sport fishermen as “one of the best freshwater fighters.”
- It’s said to be good eating, firm flesh, though tending to be slightly oily.