UNMATCHED. WILDERNESS. FLYFISHING.
The presence of Southern Africa’s apex freshwater predatory fish within the lower Save/Runde River systems allows Gonarezhou Fishing Safaris to provide an epic wilderness fly fishing experience.
Our fishing safaris focus on a four night itinerary along a seventeen kilometre stretch of the Runde River gorge where we specialise in targeting Tigerfish on fly during the hot dry months of September through November.
Owing to the rugged terrain and park regulations which prohibit walking unaccompanied by an armed guide, means that the majority of this section of the river is unfished. Whilst the Tigerfish in this river system do not grow as large as the Zambezi, the sheer number of fish and backdrop of rugged terrain provides a hard to beat fishing experience.
In addition to Tigerfish there are also several species of Oreochromis/Tilapia and Labeo that will be tempted by a correctly placed fly but the truth be told, we are yet to crack the nut on consistently catching these fish which we see in huge numbers.
We do not operate fishing safaris between December and May when reduced water clarity results in poor fishing and whilst the clarity of the water improves from June to September, cool water temperatures make the fishing relatively slow during this period.
Our fishing safaris are supported by our lightweight walking fly camp that moves ahead of us as we fish different sections of the river.