Get hooked on the annual Tiger fishing challenge

Tiger fish catch in Zambia — Image by Ana Tree Lodge

The second annual tiger fishing challenge took place on the 10th to 12th December. It involves lots of excitement, fun, socialising, great food and predictably lots of fishing! This event is hosted by Eagles Rest Resort in Siavonga and was great success with nine teams participating. Unsurprisingly plenty of fish were caught and a total of 57.3Kg of fish was reeled in between team members.

The results were as follows:

  • Biggest tiger, 2.46Kg — Kyle Mathews from Zimbabwe
  • Biggest other tiger (men), 2.36Kg — Musa Daya from Zambia
  • Biggest other tiger (ladies), 1.66Kg — Lucy McIntosh from Zambia
  • Biggest other tiger (junior), 0.98Kg — Megan Fagyas from Zambia
  • Biggest bream, 1.62Kg — Rainer Ihmann from Zambia
  • Biggest other species, 8.78Kg — Richard Mathews from Zimbabwe
  • Total catch team points, 750 points — Kakuli made up of Jumbo, Mario, Musa, and Alister from Zambia

Eagles Rest Resort would like to thank all their sponsors for their generous prize donations:

  • Eagles Rest — US$1000
  • Protea Hotels — two adults for two nights at Protea Hotel Livingstone
  • Zambezi Airlines — one return ticket to any Zambezi Airlines destination
  • Sobek Adventures — Tamarind Camp two night stay
  • Zambezi Breezers — two adults for two nights
  • Pioneer Camp — two adults for two nights
  • Roto Tank — 2,000 Litre water tank
  • Aliboats (Yamaha) — electric drill  and other prize

This is an annual event so if you need an excuse to get away in December next year and want a chance to join in this fishing extravaganza then take note. In fact Zambia is a popular angling destination. If you like the look of the tiger fish pictured, it was caught at Ana Tree Lodge.