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You won't be strapped for places to visit in Africa when it comes to fishing, as the continent holds some of the best game, fly fishing and deep sea fishing opportunities in the world

Africa holds incredible opportunities for fisherman. From deep sea sports fishing, looking for marlin, tuna and sailfish to exceptional fresh water and ocean fly fishing. Goliath tiger and large nile perch, two very sought after species, also live in the African waters. 

From Abidjan on the Ivory coast to Hemingways on the Kenyan coast, fisherman lodges are dotted along Africa's coastline. Mozambique, Angola, Namibia and South Africa also have great fishing orientated accommodation for fishing and angling both in salt and fresh water.

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In Kenya, the Pemba Channel just off the south coast is the best place for salt water sports fishing and game fishing. Marlin, sailfish, tuna and giant trevally are all found here.

In South Africa, the south coast is a particularly good place for elf, dageraad, kobs, blue rays and sharks like giant raggies, bronzies and dusky flathead. The boat rides also give travellers the chance to see dolphins, whales and abundant birdlife.

Mozambique has a wide variety of fish, including queen fish, barracuda, mackerel and yellowfin tuna. The big attraction, however, is the Bazaruto Archipelago, a group of five islands and protected national park. Here, travellers can catch giant black marlin, wahoo or sailfish.

The best place to visit for big game fishing is the South Coast of Angola. The entire stretch of coastline is great for fishing, with bream, rock cod, barbel, African yellow fish, tarpon, blue marlin, sailfish, jack trevally, cuberra snappers, threadfin, large sand sharks and an array of predator sharks.

Henties Bay is known as the fishing mecca of the Namibian coast. The fish are attracted to the area because it's rich in plankton. Some of the species include kabeljou, West Coast steenbrass, and kolstert.

The Zambezi River is Africa's best freshwater fishing destination. It has its origins in the low-lying floodplains where Zambia, Congo (Brazzaville) and Angola meet. Water flows from these mountenous areas to the northwest into the Congo system and then drains into the Atlantic, but it also runs southwest into the Zambezi system that flows to the Indian Ocean.

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