Cahorra Bassa Dam Mozambique
Tiger Fishing at Cahorra Bassa, Tete Province. Tiger Fish Lodge
on the Cahorra Bassa Dam in Tete province Mozambique is the best
place in Mozambique for Tiger fishing. Tiger Fish Lodge sits among the
Baobab trees along the banks of the lake formed by the Cahorra Bassa Dam.
Stay at the comfortable accommodation of Tiger Fish Lodge and spend your
days Tiger fishing in Cahorra Bassa Dam.
Safari Guide & Accomodation Guide
Cahorra Bassa Dam
Tiger Fishing in Mozambique - Cahorra Bassa
The main reason for visiting Cahorra Bassa is the Tiger fishing. Cahorra Bassa Tiger Fish Lodge is the ultimate fishing spot for the famed Tiger Fish - Africa's unique fishing experience.
Tigerfish of 14 kg have been caught in Cahorra Bassa, though half that size should be considered a good specimen. The average Tiger Fish catch in Cahorra Bassa is around 4 - 8Kg. Cahorra Bassa lake also contains various bream species, including Mossambica, three-spot and red-breast, plus catfish and their man-sized cousins the vundu. The other-worldly Cornish Jack and smaller members of the bottle-nose family are also present, as are chessa and nkupe, both of them small-mouthed, rough-scaled and extremely hard fighting fish.
All species can be caught throughout the year in Cahorra Bassa Lake, though Tiger Fish in particular will be less active between May and July, and strong winds can blow over Cahorra Bassa between mid-July and September.
Getting to Cahorra Bassa:
The nearest airport with scheduled flights is to Tete from where the Tiger Fish lodge will collect you and take to to Cahorra Bassa.
Driving 1 600 km from South Africa on tar roads all the way is also possible, the route being through eastern Zimbabwe into Mozambique, and then left off the Tete road.
Cahorra Bassa Accommodation
Cahorra Bassa Tiger Fish Lodge is an attractive lodge offering packages ranging from full board accommodation in air-conditioned stone-and-thatch chalets, and self catering chalets in a pleasant wooded area near the lake shore, with running water, electricity and flush toilets.
Cahorra Bassa Tiger Fish Lodge is on a rocky and forested hillside, with the main bar/dining lodge about 40 metres above water level around a large baobab. There is satellite television, braai area and steps link the various levels to the little harbour directly beneath the lodge.