It's tiger time
The majority of the fish species inhabiting the river rely on the seasonal floods to breed. The rising waters move into the surrounding floodplains, flooding out nutrient rich fields covered in lush vegetation. The floodwaters stand for a couple of months and then suddenly recede, this triggers a mass exodus of schools all trying to escape the drying out flood plains heading back into the permanent waters of the main channel. And this is where you'll get the chance to have the catch of the day.
Test your skills
The receding floodwaters also attract Tigerfish, working the edges of the catfish shoals where they attack everything they see. Along with exceptional catches of Tigerfish, the novice and pro angler can also expect to hook large catfish. Attaining sizes of up to 30lb or 14kg, catfish use their sheer size and brute strength to test your skills and tackle to the max.
Year round fishing
The Barbel Runs are certainly the highlight of the angling year on the Okavango River, yet the fishing is excellent all year round. Part of the attraction to the wild waters of the Okavango is the variety of fish species available to the fly-fisherman and rod-and-reel fisherman alike.