You don’t have to book a flight and cram yourself into a flying metal cylinder with wings for 13 hours to get a fishing experience that’s Instagram worthy. Exotic travel has its place of course. But at what cost to your Christmas bonus and the planet. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are more than enough fantastic fishing experiences in this country, and when you expand your horizons just a little to include the rest of Southern Africa, our friendly neighbours up north, the options become infinite. 

 

Mozambique

 

 

Want to spend your next fishing trip in Mozambique? Well, we can’t blame you, Mozambique’s reputation has been on a sharp rise in fishing circles around the world. Our friends along the east coast have some of the best fishing spots in the world, pristine white sand beaches, a whole culture to explore, and some big fish too. You can go game fishing for black marlin, tuna, dorado, sailfish, and even GT’s in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Inhaca, Nacala, Pemba and the Quirimbas Islands. Then there’s the rock and surf fishing where you’ll often find species such as giant trevally, pompano, barracuda, skates, rays and sharks. Mozambique’s lesser-known fishing treat is the bonefish population –  but that’s bound to end soon as the Bazaruto Archipelago is becoming more and more infamous for continually breeding some of the biggest in the world.  

There are many options open to you while fishing in Mozambique and if you need help, advice, or service from Yamaha Marine, you can visit any one of these Yamaha workshops:

Tete – Chithatha

Nacala Marine – Nampula Province

Palma – Cabo Delgado

Big Blue –  Inhambane

Mecanica Marinha – Yamaha Inhambane

Marine Services – Maputo

 

Botswana

 

 

Botswana is known as the most heavenly place in the world to go tiger fishing. And that is in no way an exaggeration. Chew the ear of the right fisherman for long enough, and you’ll hear a tale or two about the tremendous fighting abilities that tigerfish have, and how they’ll battle till the very end.  The great Okavango Delta, a world heritage site, is a large inland river delta in the north of Botswana. The grassy plains that are flooded seasonally turn into a lush animal habitat. You can fish in the Okavango Panhandle for tigers in late September to early November or from May to November in the Chobe/Zambezi river. A trip to Botswana doesn’t just have to be confined to tiger fishing in the Okavango Delta. It’s a roadstead for wildlife and easily combined with the visits to the Victoria Falls. 

There’s so much to do in Botswana, and if you need help, advice, or service from Yamaha Marine, you can visit our Yamaha workshop:

Aliboats – Boseja, Maun

 

Namibia

 

 

Think Namibia and images of a vast lifeless desert come to mind but ask any wise fishermen, and they’ll tell you that the west coast of Africa dazzles and delights where the desert meets the sea. Most of the angling is done from the beach, rock-and-surf style. Small towns like Henties Bay, Swakopmund, Long Beach, Walvis Bay, Mile 108, Terrace and Torra Bay are endowed with fantastic fishing. In the nutrient-rich upwelling system created by the northern Benguela Current running along Namibia’s coast, you’ll find such species as steenbras, galjoen, kabeljou and blacktail. 

The fishing in Namibia is incredible, and if you need help, advice, or service from Yamaha Marine, you can visit any one of these Yamaha workshops:

West Coast Marine -Windhoek 

Skeleton Coast Marine Services – Walvis Bay

 

 

 

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