South Africa is well known for the big 5 and their land animal friends. This vast selection of animal species also translates to water, where over 220 fish speciesmake its habitat in fresh waters and over 2.000 out at sea. Majority of big ones are of interest for anglers. Two endemic fresh water species stand out for their fighting abilities Yellow fish and Tiger fish. Tigers, with their fierce look due to rows of distinctive, proportionally large teeth, are high up on every fly-fishers bucket list.
Sea angling is something else in Africa. Not only are boat launches handled in unique manner, the fishing itself is incredible. Any angler is happy with 10 pounder catch, while they use those sized fish as a bait in order to catch the big ones in South Africa. Fly fishing out at sea is gaining popularity and you can just imagine how it would feel to hook, land and release your first Sailfish or Marlin.