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You will notice that there is no introduction to this section yet.

I would like to fill this gap with an introduction from a local angler [or someone who is a frequent visiting fisherman] for every one of the geographical pages on

The many thousands of anglers now regularly using these pages prefer to read something written by someone who can see the area from an insider's point of view. They know the best spots, not just the ones that first time or overseas visitors usually visit or that are well known outside of the area.

Each introduction carries the e-mail address of the contributor so that anglers can get in touch with them if, for example, they are planning a trip [unless the contributor is unable to do this] so it could bring you extra business if you own a local fishery or tackleshop, charter boat or magazine etc.

Please get in touch if you feel you can contribute an introduction to this page - you don't have to be an expert; I'm not!

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Darwendale Dam ( Lake Manyame)

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Darwendale Dam, also known as Lake Manyame is home to some very large Florida strain Largemouth Bass. Descendants of some 2500 fingerlings imported to Zimbabwe in 1982 by Ray Scott, founder of BASS, the Bass of Darwendale are now legendary for their size and fighting spirit...

Lake Mutirikwi (Lake Kyle)

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Lake Kyle is the second largest expanse of open water in Zimbabwe after Kariba. It was completed in 1960 to provide water for irrigation, consequently water levels fluctuate considerably. Located at the confluence of the Mshagashe and Mtilikwe Rivers, parts of the lakeshore are steep and rocky and covered by open woodland. The lake is situated at around 1035m above sea level in the Lake Kyle Recreation Park, it has a maximum depth of 56m, with water temperatures varying between 16-27°C making it a potential year round bass fishing destination...

Nottingham Estate

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Nottingham Estate is a bass and bream hotspot just over the border in Zimbabwe. The huge dam on the Umzingwani river is a challenging spot for the bass fishing enthusiast and the perfect location for a family getaway or a mates fishing weekend. Stunning scenery and wildlife adds to the incredible experience...

Marimba Angling Society

The Marimba Angling Society at Chivero are struggling to keep heads above water, pay wages etc - the main reason is lack of membership which is poor, due to the state of the grounds & especially the smelly Marimba river...

National Anglers Union of Zimbabwe

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Chikwenya Safari Lodge

Lodge Details
The lodge overlooks the riverīs floodplain which is famous for its acacia forests , providing a protein rich pod fueling the diverse ecosystem of the lower Zambezi valley. Lion , Leopard, Elephant and Buffalo are abundant as well as Eland , Nyala , Zebra , Kudu , Impala , Bush Buck , Waterbuck , Wild dogs , Baboon and Warthog. This section of the river also hosts one of the highest concentrations of Hippo found anywhere in Africa. teeming with fish of many species , primarily the ferocious Tiger fish, the river provides fishing of unbeatable standard! Come and see for your self! Contact Arni at for all further information...

Tiger Bay Lodge

Lodge Details
Conquest Tours of Zimbabwe, Club 52 can give you a truly Zimbabwean Kariba experience. The beginning of 2007 saw the revival of the legend on Kariba Lake - The Tiger Bay Resort. A truly unique family holiday, game and sport fishing adventure...

Southern Belle Charters

Paddle Steamer
Southern Africas most unique touristic product operating on Lake Kariba in Northern Zimbabwe... SOUTHERN BELLE charters for all types of group travel and she offers a high quality and standard of accommodation, service and cuisine as well as the opportunity to experience the excitement of big game viewing, thrilling angling (for the renowned Kariba Tiger Fish), all set against the backdrop of the wild beauty and the scenic contrasts of Lake Kariba!

North Wales Fly Fishing School - Fishing in Zimbabwe

Tiger Fishing at Ngwenya Lodge on the Mighty Zambezi River - A new destination totally committed to catching the ferocious tiger fish arguably recognised as the hardest fighting fresh water fish in the world...

Tourette Fishing

our African fresh and salt water sport fishing safari and eco-tourism specialists. Tourette Fishing will provide you with the perfect blend of superb sport fishing, African wildlife, and adventure all at unbeatable prices. Come on, Try fight it in Africa. Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and more...

Waders On - Bass Fishing Zimbabwe

After crossing through the Beitbridge border post it is just a short trip to the Lake. The biggest bass caught here weighed in at 16.4 pounds. Who knows, maybe you walk away with a new record...

1999 [September] - Ferrario Roberto

When a dam was built across a deep gorge on Zambesi river, back in the 1958, it created not only one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, but also an exciting freshwater wilderness. Lake Kariba’s 6000 square kilometers of blue water, fringed by mountains and rolling plains, has become one of the Africa’s most impressive wildlife havens and along Victoria falls, Zimbabwe’s greatest tourist attraction...

Fishing in Victoria Falls

Hotel Details
Air-conditioned and fully-equipped rooms located in the national park, on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River, close to the world-famous Victoria Falls...

Fishing in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe offers the finest range of year round fresh-water fishing in Africa - in some of the most spectacular and beautiful settings in the world...

Go Bass Fishing in Africa
Go Bass Fishing in Africa provides in depth information on Bass fishing in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique for both dedicated bass anglers and those new to the sport...