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Barotse Tiger Camp

Discover a tiger fishing paradise hidden within the heart of Zambia’s remote Barotse Flood plains…
Enjoy stylish Afro-colonial hospitality and tented luxury reminiscent of a bygone era…
Experience the thrill of a truly unique and exhilarating fishing experience…

Established in May, 2008, the Barotse Tiger Camp is Angle Zambia’s latest innovation, offering fishing enthusiasts and guest’s world-class tented luxury accommodation and unparalleled guided fly fishing adventures in one of the most pristine and remote freshwater fishing locations on earth.

Hidden within the upper reaches of the mighty Zambezi’s 20 000 km2 Barotse Flood plain, this unique setting is nestled within a secluded paradise of lush bush land and untouched river waters teeming with trophy Barotse tiger fish as well as several species of bream.

The extremely abundant eco-system exists due to the remoteness of Barotseland, which forms part of the Kingdom of the Lozi and is situated in western Zambia, stretching along the length of the Zambezi River from the Caprivi Strip to the northern border of Angola.

Q Tiger Fishing

The best rod for Barotse tigerfishing is an 8 or 9 wt with a fast action. This allows you to cast the larger flies that are sometimes needed for trophy tigers and provide enough backbone to subdue big fish quickly in order to affect a successful release. Match the rod with a high quality large arbor reel holding at least 150 meters of backing. Tigers make long fast runs and this is when you need a dependable reel with a reliable drag system. A large arbor reel has an advantage with its ability to pick up line more quickly if the fish turns and run towards you (which they often do). The reel should be loaded with fast sinking full line or sinking shooting line, depending on personal preference. At times when tiger fish are feeding on or close to the surface you may want to use an intermediate or floating line. Standard leaders for this type of fishing are constructed as follows: 9 foot of 20-25lbs monofilament or fluorocarbon, joined by an Albright Knot to about 4- 6 inches of No. 1 No. 3 piano wire trace. The fly is attached to the piano wire through a Haywire Twist (remember that the loop of the haywire twist should be wide enough to allow the fly to move freely). Check this after fighting fish or being hooked up, and be sure to open the loop up with pliers if necessary. Tigerfish will strike a variety of patterns, and most salt water patterns work well for them. At times they can show a preference for a certain colour combination, so continue to experiment if you fail to pick up strikes. Deceiver patterns work well, and dont be afraid to throw the biggest fly your gear can handle; big fish love big flies. Clouser minnows in grey, black and olive with touches of red, yellow or orange are also very effective. The important thing is to tie the fly with a short shank straight thin point hook which is razor sharp as used by Gamakatsu stinger and Grip hooks sizes 1/0 3/0.

Q Lodging

The Barotse Tiger Camp rests gracefully upon the eastern bank of the magnificent Zambezi River, opposite the Liuwa Plains National Park, within a picturesque bush setting.

The main tented area offers guests an opulent and relaxing fusion of Afro-colonial chic, comprising a stylish bar and lounge tent and separate dining tent - the perfect settings in which to relax and enjoy sun-downers and fine cuisine prepared by our in-house chef after a long day of fishing on the Zambezi.

We also have a stunning swimming pool overlooking the Zambezi, the ideal way to cool off with an ice cold cocktail watching the sunset at the end of a hot African day.

Q Cuisine

Our resident husband and wife team, Martin and Brenda use the finest fresh ingredients to create a fusion of traditional and contemporary cuisine. Lunch need not interrupt a good day's fishing.

Take a gourmet picnic lunch with you, or we'll meet you on the river for a full banquet complete with white linen tableware. Each of the six sumptuous river-front tents are discretely situated within their own private setting, with unforgettable views across the Zambezi river and the Barotse Flood-plain.

The well-appointed tented accommodation is available with single or double beds, with each tent having en-suite bathroom facilities. All beds are fitted with unobtrusive mosquito nets and the plush bathrooms offer guests hot and cold running water, flush toilets, marble basins and private out-door showers.

Q About Us

Angle Zambia was created in 2000. With a massive understanding of fishing in this Tigerfish rich area they have now grown and built their own lodge in the Barotse Plains in North Western Zambia. We specialise in Tiger Fishing excursions from Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls.

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