Discover the Thrill of Tiger Fishing


An unforgettable journey

Embarking on a tiger fishing adventure to the heart of Africa at Royal Jozini,  is not just about catching a formidable fish; it’s about diving into the heart-pounding excitement of the chase, the rush of reeling in a powerful opponent, and the joy of sharing this thrilling experience with others. 

Renowned for its fierce fighting spirit and striking appearance, the tiger fish is a prized catch for anglers worldwide. At Lake Jozini, nestled within the majestic landscapes of Eswatini, you’ll find one of the most vibrant habitats for these remarkable fish. 

Tips and Hints

Gear up for Success

Tiger fishing demands the right equipment. Opt for sturdy rods, robust reels, and reliable lines to tackle these formidable fighters. Consider using live bait like tilapia or lures designed to mimic their preferred prey. Sardines and chicken hearts also tempt the tiger.
At Royal Jozini, we understand the importance of having the right equipment to enhance your fishing experience so if you book a fishing charter with us, your skipper will have rods, reels, lures and bait for you.


Timing Matters

Tigers are more active during dawn and dusk. Plan your fishing trips accordingly to maximize your chances of hooking these elusive predators when they are most actively feeding. The optimal season for tiger fishing at Lake Jozini extends from late spring through to early autumn, with peak activity typically observed from September to April. During these months, the warmer water temperatures ignite the tiger fish’s feeding and aggressive behaviors, making it an ideal time for anglers to cast their lines.

Patience is a Virtue

Tigers are known for their cunning and elusive nature. Be patient and strategic, exploring different spots along the edge of the dam or near structures where these predators may lurk. Waiting for the opportune moment is key to a successful catch.

Understanding Tiger Behaviour

Knowledge of the tiger fish’s habits is crucial. They are often found near submerged structures, and around drop-offs. Study their behaviour to anticipate their movements and increase your chances of a rewarding catch.

The Joy of Sharing the Experience

Fishing Packages

We can tailor-make a fishing package for both novice and experienced anglers. Whether you prefer a guided excursion with seasoned professionals or an independent adventure, we can set you up with a stunning bush lodge home to stay in.

Ross Montgomery 2014

First-Timer’s Delight

There’s unparalleled joy in introducing someone to the exhilarating world of tiger fishing. Witnessing the excitement on a newcomer’s face as they feel the first tug on their line creates lasting memories and fosters a love for this thrilling pastime.
Royakl Jozini on the water sunset (1)

Camaraderie on the Water

Fishing is not just about the catch; it’s about the camaraderie forged on the water. Whether sharing stories, exchanging tips, or reveling in the shared anticipation of a strike, the bonding experience during a tiger fishing expedition is truly special.

Preserving Nature’s Wonders

As avid anglers, it’s essential to instill a sense of responsibility for the environment. Encourage catch-and-release practices, ensuring the conservation of tiger fish populations for future generations to enjoy.

Plan Your Fishing Adventure

Contact us today to plan your trip and step into the world of tiger fishing at one of Africa’s most pristine locations. Discover the joy of angling in an environment where nature’s bounty is matched only by our commitment to conservation and guest satisfaction.
Tiger fishing is more than a sport; it’s a thrilling journey that combines skill, strategy, and the joy of connecting with nature. Tight lines and happy fishing!