Best time to visit Tanzania

Fishing

Enjoy your favourite activity in Tanzania's various beautiful locations. You can try inland fishing as well as coastal and deep sea fishing

Fishing in Tanzania - Best Time
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Tanzania offers inland fishing at lakes and rivers as well as coastal and deep sea fishing. Here you can catch tuna, marlin, swordfish, and even barracuda.

Every year yellowfin tuna and other pelagic species migrate through the Pemba Channel. The main season for this runs from August till October. The best season for Marlin is between December and March.

Fishing in Tanzania - Best Season

Besides big-game fish, the coastal waters are full of groupers, red snappers, and other local species. Some nice deep sea fishing areas can be found along the mainland coast, Pangani, and Dar es Salaam. The northern and eastern parts of Unguja and the island of Pemba are also good spots. This is where adventurous anglers can find the largest pelagic and big-game fish.

Inland Fishing also has something to offer. Although it is forbidden in national parks, there are other places to enjoy your favourite activity. Some remote areas will reward anglers with the peaceful and stunning nature of Africa. Local fishermen will show you some of the best places to start from. Lake Victoria provides freshwater fishing and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding nature. You can also try some of fly fishing along various rivers and large streams. Some of the best inland fishing can be experienced right after the rainy season, when the rivers and lakes are filled with water again.

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