With a population growing a ever increasing rates, the wild corners of our globe are in constant threat of over exploitation. The remaining pristine wilderness areas in Africa are no exception. Habitat destruction, poaching, and unsustainable use of natural resources are just some of the battles conservationists need to overcome in order to affect sound economical and sustainable management of these areas. Catch and release fly fishing tourism is arguably
one of the finest tools to achieve these goals; Even more so in areas that offer little form of formal employment. Every year, anglers from around the globe make the journey to the Mnyera and Ruhudji rivers, to test their skills against the famed trophy tigerfish these waters are home to. In doing so, they help in the conservation of a wilderness area spanning over 7000square km’s, with over 120km of riverine habitat. In our season opening video Blog, Johann heads out
with the KNS anti-poaching team early on in the season to clear the waters of illegal fishing before the fish begin moving actively. This ongoing anti-poaching work is responsible for the incredibly healthy population of tigerfish, vundu, and yellowfish on the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers.
Stay tuned for weekly blog updates from the season.