Over the past 8 years the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers in Southwestern Tanzania have fast built reputations as some of the finest fresh water fisheries available to the discerning travelling angler.
The trophy tiger fish that call these rivers home provide unparalleled tiger fishing opportunities. The Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers are widely regarded as THE destination to target tiger fish in the 10 – 25lb range.
The majority of the fishing is done off the drift. Here our attention is focused on the river structure, which comprises fallen timber, long sand banks, steep drop-offs and rocky outcrops. When conditions dictate, we also make use of sand anchors and tie up to structure mid-stream to focus our attention on a specific stretch of water. All fishing is done off 18ft aluminium boats. These boats have been chosen for their application and are ideal for fishing the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers. All boats are fitted with 15 – 25 hp motors. Each boat caters for two anglers and their professional guide, as well as a coxswain. Boats have ample storage areas and seating for three people. All boats are equipped with first aid equipment.
The rivers have received very little fishing pressure over the centuries, and with the controlled fly fishing venture will continue to do so. The aquatic ecosystem is also extremely rich in bait fish – predominantly red finned barbs. The combination of these factors has resulted in this population of tiger fish obtaining otherwise unheard of sizes. Trophy fish in this system are measured above 15lbs. Be prepared to have you tiger fishing paradigms shifted!