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    Default Cahora Bassa report-Tigerfishing

    So my trip is over and I'm back at work.The weeks tiger fishing was like something out of a book!
    We boarded the plane to TETE(Mozambique) on friday,the flight being 2h20min long.
    The chaps from NHENDA SAFARIS met us at the airport,on time as arranged.Great people from the Freestate infact.
    The 4 hour road trip was tackled with a landrover and ford(I know!)but luckily without any hassles.On arrival at the lake two great condition buttcats were waiting for us,these ferried us to our camp.The boat trip was about an hour long,luckily the lake was as smooth as a glass table. This was however the last time we saw it like that!The camp is basic,as it should be but very clean and comfortable..the arrangements and order in the camp being five star.A generator runs everything but was so far from the camp you cannot hear it at all.There is a neat bar area,dining room,pool,spacious enough chalets with bathrooms and stunning views.The food was excellent!The one cook boys name was Normaal but I tell you his skills are way above normalEach meal was followed by a pudding.He and another chap bake buns that are probably the best in all of Africa.
    Included in the package was all the food, beer, soft drinks and accomodation,just the hardtack was extra but we brought our own with as instructed.
    Now the important issues and part ... the fishing.We are a group of eight guys who regularly fish together .The program works like this:At 06h00 we are on the water untill about 11h00.Then back to camp for a delicious brunch and even an hour or two's Siesta time.Half three then it's back onto the boats untill sundown.
    The first two days the wind kept us off the deep water so we fished the shallows.The waves are as bad as a rough sea at times.Luckily the last few days cleared up somewhat and so the fishing also improoved.
    We caught many tigers between us ranging from 1-2kg.There were also alot of 2-3kg.I would say about around 15-20 in the 3-4,5 kg range and then a nice old specimen of 8.2 kg.
    That lake is massive and the bush is very wild.I am posting a few pics but have plenty more.
    I want to thank Hardus Van Zyl and his capable team for making this a trip to remember,you guys treated us like kings.Thanks buddy.

    The landy and ford got us there!

    Swopping mode of transport:

    On route to camp:

    The team of eight:

    The boats:



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    Default Re: Cahora Bassa report-Tigerfishing

    The camp:






    My tiger killer spoon:

    This type of spinner also great:

    A master in action

    Some tigers:








    A barbel we later ate:

    Look deeply into my eyes......

    My friend Hannes with his monster 8,2kg tiger,well done!

    Then the sunset:
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    Default Re: Cahora Bassa report-Tigerfishing

    thank you for sharing
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    Default Re: Cahora Bassa report-Tigerfishing

    Great read,some day I'd like to go that way.. Never been tiger fishing before.

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    Default Re: Cahora Bassa report-Tigerfishing

    Wow! That looks like a dream holiday!

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    Great stuff, looks great and lots of fun. Would like to do Cahora Bassa tiger fishing one day.
    G-Force, did you guys use only spoons and spinners or was other bait used as well?
    I used carpenta for bait in Kariba some years back and had good results and decent size tiger were caught.

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    Awesome, cannot begin to tell you the envy, jealousy if feel , flipping stunning. Done Kariba twice but the the wrong time for big tigers. Great trip, great photo's and great memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yousuf View Post
    Great stuff, looks great and lots of fun. Would like to do Cahora Bassa tiger fishing one day.
    G-Force, did you guys use only spoons and spinners or was other bait used as well?
    I used carpenta for bait in Kariba some years back and had good results and decent size tiger were caught.
    We caught one or two on tiger fillets aswell.There are plenty capenta boats there aswell.We used some capenta to chum at times.
    Don't die with a clean sword.

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    Default Re: Cahora Bassa report-Tigerfishing

    Wow, that is awesome, thanks for sharing and great choice of beer! I went tiger fishing at Jozini earlier this month which was nice but not nearly as nice as this. Would love to go tiger fishing at Cahora Bassa some day!

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    Amazing, thanks. Am now green and 'bol-wange' for the rest of the day."The Gods do not subtract from a man's allotted lifespan the hours spent fishing"

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