Sport fishing Tanzania
Sport fishing is a popular leisure activity in Tanzania – providing visitors to East Africa with rewarding fishing opportunities.If you’re a fishing enthusiastic, Tanzania has everything you could dream of, from fly fishing in crystal clear mountain streams, trolling the flood plains, to the adventure and drama of deep sea fishing.
Tanzania is also a fishing paradise. It is an experience to be savored. The Indian Ocean is rich in fish, with tuna and pelagics migrating through the Pemba Channel every year. Snapper, grouper and sharks are in residence all year round.
For fresh water fishing, Tanzania’s lakes and rivers let you enjoy fly fishing and catch and release. Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest fresh water lake, is home to huge Nile Perch and Tilapia. Fishing isn’t permitted inside national parks but there are a number of lakes and rivers in the buffer zone open to anglers and even rainbow trout farms in Arusha, allowing visitors to relax into the tranquility of the truly beautiful surroundings, watch the birdlife and wildlife go by.
Rivers are stocked with trout around Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. Large rivers such as the Kilombero and Great Ruaha offer fabulous sport fishing for Tiger Fish, and large Nile Perch can be caught in the great lakes.