ON THE CONGO, AFRICA
Goliath Tiger Fish
Take a look at our dedicated Goliath Tiger Fishing Site:
fascinating trip to the remote jungles and black heart of
Africa the trip
is the only one in the world for these giant fresh water
Fishing - Africa -The Congo
Comment from Peter McCullough “ I was extremely tentative
about the trip but as soon as we arrived there was someone
to assist at the airport and from day 1 we were well cared
and looked after the fishing was superb and locations gave
mixed results but we caught many species and 7 tigers to
‘56lb’ just a brilliant once in a life time experience which
I would not have missed for the world”
What to Expect
This has got to be the most exciting opportunity to go for a
seriously toothy creature, the Goliath Tiger fish, awesome
fighters, with incredible surges and jumps, for a big fish
they are extremely acrobatic, generally taken trolling or
dead/live bait fishing, no one has seriously gone after them
with a fly rod and the world record is waiting for an
adventurer to take. And I would argue that this is one of
the last horizons for Game fisherman ‘Mbenga’ is the largest
Tiger fish of all, and King of the sport in Central Africa.
The trips are safe and well planned by experienced
Europeans, who speak good English.
- Goliath Tiger Fish: the main quarry.
- Other Species: other Tiger Fish
- Cornish Jack
- Vundu Catfish
- Silver Catfish
- and over 30 other species live in the
Best Time of Year
- July – November. But trips are
limited to 6 persons only.
Boats are supplied here and within the price, You need
9’ 10/11 weight fly rod with 40lb Single strand wire trace,
anything else will fail, you have been warned, intermediate
and sunk lines, with fly’s designed like fish to 6” silver
and red or silver and green, eyes towards head will do fine
and an eye, spinning rods 10’ or bait rods of 10’ with good
tip action, 30lb test curve required as minimum ensure a
hook sharpener is on board.
Can be long hours for one fish much like salmon fishing I
always thought but with hind sight its exciting live bait
produces the best strike rate large Plugs (with eagle claw
Hooks in shallower runs work well as do big flat spoons
(silver) Fly fishing is done in quieter sections of the river
with big flies silver based.
On the Congo River our location are secret.
Arrangements And Accommodation.
Fly form UK to Kinshasa Airport we can arrange the following
for you visitor permit (you arrange visa with embassy 3
months prior trip as they only last 3 months, tourist taxes,
drinks, bait, tips, personal expenses. This is not a luxury
job, you will be Sleeping in a tent in a humid, hot
atmosphere, with “bugs’’ about it is not a trip for softies,
we will catch tigers and come home safely though. Price
includes 2 nights hotel accommodation, and either 5 or 9
nights lodgings, all meals, all transfers within D.C.R.Congo
by train, boat, jeep, minibus, auto car, or airplane which
ever is appropriate.
Cost of Holiday
Sterling is £2550 with person sharing very comfortable
tented accommodation, boat and car, first night Hotel
accommodation in Kinshasa, meet and greet and invitations to
Congo all admin undertaken accept UK visas$75Us cost and you
need to apply exactly 3 months before the trip as the
limitation on application time for Visa needs is 3 months. I
advise sending 2nd month before trip etc. 6 days fishing 8
Sterling £2050 3-4 persons. £1850 4-6
person. All extra weeks are at £895 per person.
Please note we always have guided trip
with an ‘me’ expert on Goliath’s this year its 3rd August to
17th £3250 sterling all inclusive except international
Yellow fever vaccination, Hepatitus A,B, and Tetanus, its a
malarial area get advice from your doctor.
We send an invitation from Congo to present with visa
application and you need to prove you have £1500 available
Most companies will insure you these days try Floyds on
01202-393170 its about £100 for annual worldwide.