Jozini Tiger Fishing
Jozini Tiger Fishing Trips
to Fishing Paradise
Complete Jozini Tiger fishing week end & holiday
Boat and skipper hire, fishing tackle, fishing guides, accommodation
Jozini Dam Tiger fishing charters
by Extreme Nature Tours
Fully equipped fishing boats available for FULL DAY with plenty of
storage space for drinks and food
* All rods, reels, fishing tackle and bait included.
* Accommodation can be arranged in our tented camp or in nearby lodges.
* Professional tiger fishing guides who love fishing
Tel 082 2575 612 - Charl
076 4855 366 - Peter
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jozini Tiger fishing
Tiger Fishing - Extreme Fishing Holidays
You tell us how much time you have available and we
will arrange all accommodation,
fishing guides, boats, rods and tigerfishing tackle and all transport
We run tiger fishing
trips to Jozini Dam and all the best tiger fishing destinations in
Africa including the Okavango Delta, the Zambezi River, the Okavango
River, Kariba and Caborra Bassa.
compares to all these places now that the tiger fish populations at
Jozini Dam have grown substantially, and it is right on our door step! Contact us for a fully
arranged Tiger fishing trip, tailored to your requirements.
Jozini Dam is probably the
most underrated tiger fishing destination in Africa! The tiger fish
populations have slowly grown since the Jozini dam was build in 1972,
and now lake Jozini is tigerfishing paradise, with a very healthy tiger
fish population and many big tiger fish, up to 10kg being caught
regularly at Jozini Dam all year round.
At Jozini, tiger fishing
areas vary from deep drop-offs, shallow flats,reed beds, weed beds and
open water. At Jozini, Tigerfish are caught on artificial lures, flies
and a variety of baits including liver, sardine fillets and live bait
(no cast netting allowed).
Tiger fishing - Boat and Skipper Hire
We have fully equipped
boats and experienced skippers and tiger fishing guides who will take
you to the best tiger fishing spots on lake Jozini and show you the
best ways to catch Tiger fish. Shore fishing for tiger fish at Jozini
is very limited and to fish properly for tiger fish, you need a boat.
Extreme Nature Tours
082 2575 612/ 076 4855 366
Jozini Tiger Fishing Info, Tips,
Tiger fish are a highly
aggressive freshwater game fish species which occurs in Africa south of
the Equator, occur as far south as the Pongola River and the dam which
it feeds, the Jozini Dam in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Tiger fish occur from the Eastern borders of South Africa and central
southern Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana) but are absent in the west
flowing Kunene River, which forms the border between the Namibia and
Angola . Tiger fish enjoy warm water with a high oxygen content.
Jozini Tiger fishing has really improved over the last 10 years, now
that the tiger fish populations have grown in Jozini Dam and there
large numbers of Tiger fish in Jozini Dam. Jozini Tiger fishing is
really exciting with such a variety of tiger fishing options.
Jozini Tiger fishing Tips
Tiger fish are predators
and one uses similar bait, lures and techniques that you would to catch
other aggressive game fish like the Tiger fish. Jozini Tiger fishing
techniques include using live bait (Tilapia and small tiger fish), dead
baits including sardine, shrimps, chicken liver and ox heart.
These baits can be fished
on the bottom when the tiger fish are moving deep and on a float with a
varying length leader when the tiger fish are feeding nearer to the
surface. Fillets and strip baits can be trolled slowly for tiger fish.
Tiger fishing with live bait is exciting because the tiger fish hits
the bait at full speed!
and spooning are popular and successful Jozini tiger fishing
techniques. These tiger fishing methods work well in gloomy conditions
and when the water is not very clear and the tiger fish are hunting
actively near the surface. Allowing spoons and spinners to sink to near
the bottom works well to lure tiger fish from deeper down, especially
when the sun is high. Yellow and red Meps no.3 & 4 spinner,
silver and copper spoons 1- 4 inches in length where there are smaller
tiger fish and larger ones for the giant Tiger fish.
Drop Shot lures (soft
plastics) work very well for Josini tiger fishing and on light tackle,
tiger fishing with drop shot lures can be fun for days until all your
plastics have all been shredded (and you use anything including your
favorite fishing shirt to cut strips, soak them in some sardine juice
and hook them on!).
Tiger fishing with dropshot
is a good technique in fast moving or calmer waters and allows one to
work the entire water column effectively for shallow or deeper moving
tiger fish. Start with blue green and silver, try other colors if those
are not working on the day, but Jozini tiger fishing with dropshot
tends to be more successful with realistic colors. Try to copy the
colors of what you think the tiger fish are feeding on.
Hard plastics (eg. Rapalas,
Halco etc)are very effective artificial baits for many types of game
fishing, including tiger fishing. Once again, Jozini tiger fish prefer
realistic colours. For tiger fishing, having some deep diving lures in
your box is essential when the tiger fish are deep and you can get hold
Fly Fishing for tiger fish
is one of the best forms of game fishing and pure adrenalin. 8 to 10
weight fast action rods are required. The reel you choose for tiger
fishing must be balanced to the weight of your rod and must have a disc
drag system as tigerfish are notorious for burning out reels in there
first 50meters of their run. Your reel must also be able to hold about
200 meters of braid backing for those giant tiger fish.
less than an 8 weight rod should be used as heavy fast sinking lines
need to be thrown maximum distances.
I recommend anything from
at least a 250 grain to 300 grain fast sink shooting head with fused
running line similar to that of the airflow depth finder shooting head
system. Alternatively a DI6 or DI7 weight forward but the reason I
prefer shooting heads is that presentation isnít that important with
tiger fish but rather being able to achieve maximum casting distance,
very important for productive tiger fishing.
Fly Colours for tiger
fishing change according to the time of the year and water clarity but
I always have red/yellow/white; blue/white; green/white;
chartreuse/white and plain black deceivers, polar fibre minnows and
clousers in my box. But bring as many different types of flies as you
can on your tiger fishing trips with you. Don't be scared to try
anything new and neither are the tiger fish, it seems.
Jozini Tiger fishing
Wonderful, the water in the
South of Jozini is clearing nicely with visibility up to 2m on some
days. We are catching an average of 14tiger fish per day in the weight
range of 0.5 - 6.5 kg. Most of our larger Tiger fish have been caught
on artificial lures, spoons and spinners.
levels are up and the dam is at 100% capacity. All the grass which has
been growing on the banks since the water re;ease in October2010 has
now been submerged, creating perfect habitat for tilapia and other
small fish which the tigers are following into the shallows.
The annual water release from the Jozini Dam
is taking place and tiger fishing conditions are changing. To add to
this, the Pongola river is flowing strongly and bringing dirty water
into the northern parts of Jozini at the Golela end of the dam. Our
best tiger fishing has been along the western shoreline in off-colored,
shallow water. Tiger fishing with spoons, spinners and other artificial
lures is more productive now that water temperatures are up and the
water is not as clean as in the winter. Lures for tiger fishing in
Jozini include Effzett spoons, Meps spinners, poppers and stick baits.
Dropshot fishermen catch a lot of small fish with their toys. Fly
fishing for tiger fish in Jozini Dam is still one of the most
productive techniques to catch tiger fish.
Please release all the Jozini tiger fish you
For free tiger fishing tips, information and
advice, call 082 2575 612
Jozini Tiger fishing
updates and fishing reports
The Jozini Dam Water Level is now at 100%, the Pongola River is not
flowing as strongly as a few weeks ago and the water in the south of
the dam id getting cleaner. The water is very warm and the tigerfish
are hungry. On a recent tiger fishing trip we landed 26 fish in 2
days,a few weighing between 3kg and 4kg. A 7kg tiger fish was caught in
the gorge on fly in December.
Many small tiger fish are being caught at Jozini Dam on bait. Spinners
and spoons are producing bigger fish, but only in the cleaner water and
mainly very shallow around structure.
The Pongola river has been
flowing strongly and the water in the northern parts of the Jozini Dam
has been dirty, but tiger fish are still being caught in numbers with
some tigerfish of 5-7kg landed. The water along the eastern shore has
been cleanest recently with good catches of smaller tiger fish, Tilapia
and barbel. At Jozini, tiger fish are still being caught on bait and
Update January 2013.
After a year of very low
water levels and difficult fishing. dam levels are finally rising and
fishing prospects look great for 2013. The weed is starting to grow
back again, which will soon result in improvement of water clarity.
Even though the water has
been dirty, there have been good catches.
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