Upstream Flyfishing

Fishing Trips:


Tigerfishing - Sekomo Island Lodge - Illombe Island Camp

This year our Tigerfishing trips will be to Illombe Island Camp which is a new camp set up by Sekomo Island Lodge on the upper Zambezi River. Sekomo Island Lodge - Illombe Island Camp

Group: Date In: Date Out: Duration:
Group 1 Monday 9th July 2012 Sunday 15th July 2012 6 Nights
Group 2 Sunday 15th July 2012 Friday 20th July 2012 5 Nights
Group 3 Sunday 29th July 2012 Friday 3rd August 2012 5 Nights
Group 4 Friday 3rd August 2012 Thursday 9th August 2012 6 Nights


Mark Krige will host groups 1 and 2 and John Yelland will host Groups 3 and 4.


We will be accommodated in luxury tents, with their own bathrooms, on a sharing basis. Sekomo Island Lodge - Illombe Island Camp

The Fishing

Sekomo Island Lodge - Illombe Island Camp From around the end of June the waters of the Zambezi start dropping and draining off the flood plains. This puts the tigerfish into a feeding frenzy. This continues until the end of August and into September. The fish are hungry and aggressive and the fishing super exciting! We will fish two fishermen to a boat together with a local guide we will fish towards the banks and also get our flies down deep! This is very exciting, adrenalin pumping fishing at its very best. Tigerfish have cast iron jaws and are extremely tough street fighters who usually get aerial at some point during the fight!


It is best to use #8 or #9 rods, a good disc drag reel and very fast sinking lines. We usually use straight 20lb leaders and flies with wire traces.

Upstream Flyfishing will have a comprehensive range of Tigerfish flies available in store.

Estimated Costs

    5 Night Trip: 6 Night Trip:
Lodge: R2000 p/p/p/n (sharing) R10 000 R12 000
Flights: Cape Town Livingstone return (SAA) R5 660 R5 660
  Road transfer R800 R800
Total   R16 460 R18 460
Note: Flight costs are estimates only pulled from SAA website 10 January 2012. Obviously, booking early will secure the best airline fares you can also fly via 1Time at a lower cost - but may have to get up to Johannesburg the previous day to connect with the Livingstone flight.

Sekomo Island Lodge - Illombe Island Camp


  • Accommodation and all meals
  • Boats, guides and 20 litres of fuel per person
  • Mineral waters
  • Laundry service


  • Bar Bill
  • Gratuities
  • Fishing tackle

Last year we had incredible fishing at Illombe / Sekoma and so I am really excited about this trip. On our first group last year, ten of us caught 12 fish of 10lbs and over James and Ted caught 14 pounders! There is also good birding in the area and a real opportunity to see quite a bit of game. One day on our way back to the lodge we came across a herd of elephant having a swim and playing in the river we parked off, watched and photographed them! Sekomo Island Lodge - Illombe Island Camp

Sekomo Island Lodge - Illombe Island Camp On the way home back to Livingstone airport at the end of the trip we get a chance to visit the magnificent Victoria Falls you can never ever see these falls too often.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope that you can join us and enjoy tigerfishing at its best!

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