Fishing Zanzibar is located in Nungwi, a fishing village on the north-western tip of Zanzibar Island where the fishing grounds of Zanzibar, Pemba and the famous Pemba Channel are not even a stone’s throw away. Fishing is by trolling a combination of lures or natural dead baits (Ballyhoo or strips) or live bait.
Billfish such as striped, black and blue marlin as well as the acrobatic and dazzling sailfish and elusive spearfish abound in these crystal waters. Yellow fin tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Kingfish (Trevally), King & Queen Mackerel and the lesser game fish such as Bonito tuna, Skipjack tuna and Rainbow Runner provide endless hours of adrenalin filled game fishing action out on the water.
The company are members of the International Game Fish Association and actively encourage a catch and release policy of all billfish and sharks unless they are likely to be East Africa, all Africa, World record fish or the skipper believes the fish is unlikely to survive release.
With Leven bank just 5 miles north of Nungwi and the drop-offs and deep blue water east of Mnemba Island about 12 miles east, the well equipped fishing boats and professional crews will have you in the mix in no time!
The boats are available for half day or full day charters and night fishing trip for broadbill, the “gladiator of the sea”, can be arranged and will certainly test your skills as an angler.
Boats are fitted with a full electronics package i.e. GPS/Chartplotter, Fishfinder/Sonar, VHF and a Category 1 Safety equipment package. On the fishing side they are fitted with fighting chair, outriggers and downrigger. Rods and reels (Shimano & Daiwa) from 20lb through to 80lb and a full selection of lures are available to guests onboard!
FISHING FROM THE MAINLAND
Fishing charters can also be arranged from Dar es Salaam, Pangani and Kilwa.
Please ask for further details.
Ras Kutani on the south coast of Dar es Salaam is a great place to base yourself for fishing trips. The lodge has a variety of fishing boats and trips available including:
Boston Wailer, 17 feet
Twin x 40 hp Yamaha Engines
Sports Fisherman, 26 feet Monohull
Twin x 120hp engines
Fighting chair and fly-bridge
Fishing charters to Latham Island and Zanzibar Channel
Fly-bridge, outriggers and fighting chairs
Please ask for further details and rates.
There are 2 trout farms in Tanzania where fly casting can be indulged.
Just outside Arusha town, Ngare Sero Lodge has beautiful surroundings to unwind after your safari and fish from their well stocked lake.
In Mufindi in southern Tanzania the Mufindi Highland Lodge offers a choice of dams for fishermen. The lodge is located near the Mufindi tea estates and in addition to the excellent fishing opportunities offers educational visits to the tea plantations, horse riding trails, mountain biking, croquet, badminton, tennis, long walks and blazing log fires in the evenings.
In fact its hard to believe this is Tanzania! A great place for families and a very different view of Tanzanian life.
Fishing in Pangani – at THE TIDES LODGE
Deep Sea fishing on Second Chance, a 23ft boat with twin outboards, GPS navigation and fish finding device. It is equipped with outriggers, down riggers and a full set of quality tackle, set up with different line strengths to suit clients’ needs.
Catches are typically Sailfish, Dorado, Yellow Fin Tuna, Giant Kingfish and Marlin.
In-Shore Reef Fishing on Breakaway, a 18ft boat with twin outboards, GPS navigation and fish finding device. It is equipped with quality tackle.
Catches are typically Kingfish, Barracuda and Trevelly.
The skipper has many years experience fishing these waters and speaks English, German as well as Kiswahili.
The Tides Lodge is located on a stunning stretch of deserted beach and makes a relaxed and comfortable base for fishing trips
Half Day (5 hours) $425
Full Day (9 hours) $720
(Maximum 4 clients per charter)
Per hour $65
(Maximum 4 clients per charter – minimum 3 hours)
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Included in the Game package
Transfer to & fro Airport, Accommodation first night of your Arrival, BB. Transport for 8 days on 4-wheel drive, Park fees & crater Services, Accommodation for 8 days, based on three meals per day, Water and Soft drinks in cooler box
First Dinner on your Arrival, Laundry, Telephone bills, Curio shop purchases, Gratitude, Champagne, cognac, premium brand spirits, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes.