Celebrate the Moments

Celebrate the Moments

The celebrations of the new year seem like a distant memory and now that we’ve managed to sweat the holiday hangover in terms of work malaise out the system, it’s time to start planning your 2022 leisure calendar. Finding the time is always the challenge, as we juggle work pressure with family commitments and our children’s various academic years that seems completely at odds with each other. Fish understandably are a lot simpler, with climate […]

Matoya Humpback – Figuring it out

Matoya Humpback – Figuring it out

While fishing at Zambia’s Matoya Lodge recently, on the upper Zambezi river, the wind got up quite strongly and the tigers went off the bite. After some hours of fruitless casting at tigers that weren’t interested in feeding I had to come up with another game plan to save myself from wasting precious Zambezi time. I had long wanted to catch a humpback largemouth bream in the area, having only caught a few of them […]

Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up

When it comes to catching big tigerfish, one of the most important considerations is to fish in remote areas that don’t get a huge amount of fishing pressure. The Barotse floodplains area on the upper Zambezi is just such a place.   I was fortunate enough to visit Matoya lodge in this area in September. Getting to this isolated area involved a flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka on SA Airlink, then a charter flight from […]