Our Comprehensive Guide to Fly Fishing

Discover the heart of the Zambezi River’s wild beauty. Home to the legendary Tiger Fish, Baines’ River Camp offers an unparalleled fishing experience. Gear up for the thrill of reeling in the ferocious Hydrocynus vittatus, known for its vigorous fight and awe-inspiring agility.

Mastering the art of fly fishing with everything for a successful trip

We most certainly cater for Fly Fishing, which can either be done on a half or full day basis depending on your preference. Your group will be assigned a dedicated guide and boat for the duration of your stay. During the hottest months of the year, we would suggest packing the following:

Primary Tackle

You will need to bring your own gear. We would recommend the following:

Secondary or Terminal Tackle

We would recommend the following:

Recommended Bait Fish Patterns

A variety of recommended colours:

Recommended Fly Pack Suppliers

  1. Mavungana Outfitters
  2. Frontier Fly Fishing
  3. Flyz Inc (You will need to email them and they will create a pack for you, they are our personal preferences)

Recommended Tying and Angling Videos

Tiger fish Masterclass

(This video was filmed specifically for the area using a collection of lodges and areas that we frequent)

Brush Fly Pattern

(Store Bought Brushes will work if you cannot make your own)

Clouser Pattern

Bait Fish


(We would personally use less flash and substitute with peacock herl and additional Grizzly Feathers)

With all flies, from personal experience we would suggest the following:

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Bookings & Enquiries

Contact details

Contact Linda Fisher:

Tel: +27 (0)33 342 7498
Whatsapp: +27 (0)82 806 4074

Send an email

Dates & Seasons

Lodge is open:

1 March – 30 November

Green Season:

1 Mar – 30 June & 1 – 30 November

High Season:

1 July – 31 October

Secret Season Long Stay Special

November 2023, Stay 3 Nights, Pay for 2, USD1480-00 per person per package on a fully inclusive basis. Email reservations@bainesrivercamp.com for more information.