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“Africa is not for sissies”, the thick bush in Cameroon along the Faro river is definitely the location that this saying originated from. Immense, debilitating heat, leaving you constantly covered in sweat. The Tsetse flies swarming around you from dawn to dusk trying their best to spill your blood and avoiding any attempt to swat...
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With the 2020 season cut short as covid reared its head for the first time, and 2021 a non-starter, we were eager to get the first trip of the 2022 season at Gassa Camp under the belt. Not only would this be the first fly fishing on the Faro since March 2020, but we would...
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There are very few fairytales while Tiger fishing in Tanzania. It is completely true that taking an opportunity to fly fish for tigers on the Mnyera and Ruhudji rivers is to live out a fairytale, but when it comes to the actual landing of dream quality fish, the Tigers generally depart sharply from anything resembling...
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We were joined this week by a mixed group of anglers from South Africa, Ireland, and the USA. The guys were eager to hit both rivers on fly & conventional, but the river gods had other ideas in store for us. A big flush of cold dirty water came down the Ruhudji and forced both...
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Before going to Tanzania, I had never even considered the possibility of successfully targeting any species of Distichodus on fly. However, this changed quickly once I arrived on the Ruhudji river for our Tigerfish season this year. Distichodus petersii (ndungu) are a large, vegetarian/fruit-eating species and are abundant when the right conditions present themselves along...
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Some you win and some you lose. With Tiger-fishing you will definitely lose more than you win. These toothy fish will roll on your fly only to abort their attack at the last nanosecond, leaving angler and guide alike dumbfounded as to what could have been. Sometimes they will devour a well presented fly and...
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With the sun slowly rising above the horizon in a glowing red ball, a pair of African fish eagles greet the new morning with their echoing duet from the branches of a massive sycamore fig growing out of the bank of the Ruhudji river. At the same time our guests sit around the morning fire,...
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Week 3 started off firing on all cylinders, both Randy and the tigers couldn’t get enough. The middle beat on the Ruhudji was producing some immaculate fishing conditions with plenty tigers hunting down prey in the clearer water. Casting big, meaty flies tight against timber and ripping them back out only to be thrashed by...
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A mixture of old and new, with returning guest, Randy and new clients Myrium and Nerravid from Spain, it was time to once again hit the water, starting on the Mynera. It didn’t take long for the action to take place as weather conditions were favourable. Randy’s first fish of the trip was a 19lb...
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With the first group of the season inbound after building a new camp and getting through all that Corona has to offer around the globe, we were sitting on the edge of our seats waiting for our new guests to arrive. Christian, Sarah and their ten-year-old son Hico, from Brazil, had made their way across...
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