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Fishing in Namibia

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Fishing in Namibia

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If you’re planning a holiday in Namibia, consider adding fishing to your itinerary. Namibia is home to a wide variety of fish species, including tigerfish, tilapia, catfish, and yellowfish, making it a great destination for anglers of all levels.

One of the best places to go fishing in Namibia is the Zambezi Region, also known as the Caprivi Strip. This area is known for its large population of tigerfish, which can weigh up to 20 pounds and put up a strong fight.

The Zambezi Region is also home to various other species such as Tilapia, catfish and yellowfish. The best time to fish for tigerfish is during the rainy season, from January to April.

Fisherman catching a sea fish. Namibia, Africa.
Fisherman catching a sea fish. Namibia, Africa.

Another great destination for fishing in Namibia is the Kunene River, which is located in the far north of the country and forms the border with Angola. This river is home to a variety of fish species, including tilapia, catfish, and yellowfish. The best time to fish here is during the dry season, from May to December.

If you’re looking for a more remote and peaceful fishing experience, the Skeleton Coast, a remote and desolate stretch of desert along the Atlantic coast, is a great option. This area is known for its huge schools of yellowtail, which can be caught using various techniques such as trolling and fly fishing.

Surf fishing on the Skeleton Coast in the north of Swakopmund, Namibia
Fishing on the Skeleton Coast in the north of Swakopmund, Namibia

In addition to these specific fishing spots, there are many other places in Namibia where you can catch a wide variety of fish.

No matter where you go, you’re sure to have a great time fishing in Namibia and make lasting memories during your holiday in Namibia. So, if you’re an angler looking for a new and exciting vacation in Namibia, pack your fishing gear and head to one of these fantastic fishing destinations.

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