Cameroon Nile Perch

Looking for the next adventure? Charlotte is, and it is Cameroon in search of big aggressive fish on the fly.

The Cameroon fly fishing experience is very much about the whole adventure and about encounters with a few great fish in a special place. It’s not about heaps of easy to catch fish. It’s about casting  giant flies in the hope of catching a meter long perch, and there’s an excellent chance you’ll achieve that and more. The thing is there’s always a chance for a real monster; the biggest perch taken from the river that we’ve seen bottomed-out a 100 kg scale!

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There are healthy numbers of tigerfish, including the North African or Sahelian tigerfish (Hydrocynus brevis), which is one of three tigerfish species in the river, they are very feisty fish that grow up to at least 8 kg. The water is clear to crystal clear and so one will often see the tigers and many of the other fishes. One of the most challenging and rewarding species is the Niger barb (Labeobarbus bynni occidentalis), that will eat a well presented dry fly or nymph but are very temperamental, and a handful when a big one is hooked on the light tippets it takes to attract an eat.

In a fishing context, it’s only in healthy habitat that one is going to have good fishing, and when one can have that, casting flies with one’s feet on the ground, Africa sights and sounds flooding one’s senses in one moment and being painfully schooled by a Nile perch’s brutal hit-and-run in the next, then it’s a one of a kind fishing experience. Most importantly, your presence will be making a direct contribution to the protection and management of this extremely high-priority conservation area.

If you want to see one of the newest adventures in global fly fishing do not miss this opportunity to join Charlotte in Cameroon. Limited to just 16 rods per season.