Jozini Tiger Fishing Trips
to Fishing Paradise
Complete Tiger fishing
week end &
Fishing Boat and skipper hire, fishing tackle, fishing
guides, accommodation, transport
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 - Charl, Peter and
Tel 082 2575 612 - Charl
076 4855 366 - Peter
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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 tiger
fishing tackle and all transport if required.
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.
fishing 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 Tiger fishing
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 tiger
fishing 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.
tiger fishing areas vary from deep drop-offs, shallow flats,
reed beds, weed beds and open water. At Jozini, Tiger
fish are caught on artificial lures, flies and a variety of
baits including liver, sardine fillets and live bait (no casting
Tiger fishing - Boat and Skipper Hire
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.
082 2575 612
/ 076 4855 366
Jozini Tiger Fishing Info, Tips, Techniques
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
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 livebait (Tilapia and small
tiger fish), dead baits including
sardine, shrimps, chicken liver and ox heart.
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 livebait is
exciting because the tiger fish hits the bait at full
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.
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!).
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.
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 of bait.
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 50
meters of their run. Your reel must also be able to hold about 200
meters of braid backing for those giant tiger fish.
an 8 weight rod should be used as heavy fast sinking lines need to be
thrown maximum distances.
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 isn’t that
important with tiger fish but rather being able to achieve maximum
casting distance, very important for productive tiger fishing.
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 update
10 February 2011
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 14
tiger 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
Jozini Dam 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 October
2010 has now been submerged, creating perfect habitat for tilapia and
other small fish which the tigers are following into the shallows.
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.
release all the
Jozini tiger fish you catch.
tiger fishing tips, information
and advice, call 082 2575 612
Jozini Tiger fishing updates and
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.
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 tiger
fish 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.
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
Even though the water has been dirty, there have been good catches.
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