When it comes to the large number of fish species that can be found in the region and also their habitats, it is crystal clear that fishing spots will be experienced in a number of environments and locations through the region. Zambia, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Lesotho all provide you with the prospect of fishing for many fish species. You may in fact make a life hobby from venturing around the southern part of the continent just fishing and you'll never be bored to death. Not only will you be utilizing a number of different techniques in landing the big one, but you will find the most wonderful nature scenes and live a proper outdoor life! But due to the fact we don't all have surnames that sound like Oppenheimer or Rupert or Shilowa, we generally limit our selection of species to 1 or two and have our favourite fishing spots which we tend to frequent when the possibility comes up. So, where are these fishing spots? For Tiger, there is certainly Jozini Dam, there is Kariba and Cahorra Bassa Dams and there is the Great Zambezi River. There are various resorts at these areas and all along the Zambezi. You might, of course, be also fishing for freshwater bream and Vudu (giant catfish) at these spots. If trout is your thing Mr Shilowa, you need to understand that Dullstroom and the Drakensberg mountains offer the best fishing waters, but don't forget the Eastern Cape areas of Elliot, MacClear and Ugie as an example as they too offer great fishing spots. A few of these places even offer some demanding ground for that black 4wd of yours! Should you favour the supreme consuming fish of the freshwaters, the black bass, well there are a variety of great fishing spots, although mostly on non-public property.
Shark, barracuda, yellow fin tunny, tuna, yellow tail, cob, galjoen along with other species to be caught will need a bit of coastal travelling from Namibia to the Cape West Coast, to the Natal waters to the seas of Mozambique. Yes, certainly, a reasonable distance, but so fulfilling in fishing spots! Who knows you could quite possibly get a good size Marlin on the hook to battle with somewhere off the Northern Natal or Mozambique waters. As long as you're hunting for Marlin you might pay a visit to some places like Soldwana Bay, Ponto do Ouro, Xai Xai, Basaruto or Paradise Island - what a lifestyle! We, obviously, shouldn't be forgetting those guys that like the carp, the yellow tail, the barber and the kurpers - yes those guys that like the Vaal River, the Orange River, The Vaal Dam, Hartbeespoort Dam, Gariep Dam van der Kloof Dam and also some farm dams.
Fishing spots you can find aplenty, fish there are a plenty and those people who have rods, reels, line and hook varieties are also a plenty.