Kwamashi Floodplain Fishing

Kwamashi Floodplain Fishing

ON THE QUANDO RIVER

INTRODUCTION

 

Excellent Bream as well as some great Tiger Fishing is to be had in this remote floodplain at Kwamashi on the Quando river

To make this safari economical as well as practically feasible a minimum of 6 guests staying for 7 nights is required to book a trip.

This fishing adventure takes place during March and April.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

  • We will catch a flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone
  • Visit the Victoria Falls and surrounds
  • Transfer from Livingstone to Fishing lodge and spend 1st night there.

Day 2 to 6

  • Transfer from Fishing Lodge to Kwamashi
  • Fish, birding and relax there for the next 5 days

Day 7

Transfer from Kwamashi back to Fishing Lodge and spend the night there

Day 8

Transfer from Fishing Lodge to Livingstone and catch flight from Livingstone to Johannesburg

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation​ at Kwamashi ​will​ ​be​ ​in​ ​mobile​ ​safari​ ​camps​ ​which​ ​are​ ​built​ ​up​ ​from​ ​scratch​ ​every​ ​year​ ​and​ ​then​ ​broken down​ ​completely​ ​at​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​season.​  ​Each​ ​angler​ ​will​ ​have​ ​their​ ​own​ ​3m​ ​x​ ​3m​ ​bow​ ​tent​ ​with​ ​a​ ​proper bed,​ ​linen,​ ​towelS,​ ​bedside​ ​tables​ ​and​ ​solar​ ​lanterns.​ 

The​ ​2​ ​ablution​ ​blocks​ ​are​ ​equipped​ ​with​ ​hot​ ​water, high​ ​pressure​ ​showers,​ ​sinks​ ​and​ ​flushing​ ​toilets.​ We​ ​dine​ ​beneath​ ​the​ ​stars​ ​and​ ​trees​ ​and​ ​our​ ​“lounge” remains​ ​the​ ​ring​ ​of​ ​comfy​ ​lounge​ ​safari​ ​chairs​ ​around​ ​the​ ​roaring​ ​fire​ ​looking​ ​over​ ​the​ ​floodplain.

 All excitingly rustic but with all the comforts required.

A​ ​TYPICAL​ ​DAY​ ​ON​ ​THE​ ​QUANDO​ ​RIVER

Early​ ​morning​ ​coffee​ ​around​ ​the​ ​campfire​ ​as​ ​the​ ​hornbills​ ​leave​ ​their​ ​floodplain​ ​roosting​ ​spots,​ ​is enjoyed​ ​before​ ​you​ ​get​ ​on​ ​the​ ​boats​ ​(loaded​ ​with​ ​ice​ ​cold​ ​drinks​ ​and​ ​packed​ ​lunches)​ ​and​ ​head​ ​onto​ ​the main​ ​channel​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Kwando​ ​river for your fishing and bird viewing adventure.

​ ​Your​ ​guide​ ​will​ ​then​ ​find​ ​a​ ​promising​ ​bend​ ​and​ ​you​ ​can​ ​start​ ​drifting, silently​ ​fishing​ ​towards​ ​a​ ​structure,​ ​or​ ​work​ ​a​ ​quiet​ ​backwater​ ​for​ ​bream.​

 ​Groups​ ​can​ ​either​ ​return​ ​for brunch​ ​and​ ​a​ ​snooze​ ​or​ ​enjoy​ ​a​ ​full​ ​day​ ​exploring​ ​this​ ​wonderful​ ​fishing​ ​wilderness​ ​and​ ​untouched​ ​waters accompanied​ ​by​ ​numerous​ ​different​ ​bird​ ​species.

​ ​We​ ​return​ ​to​ ​camp​ ​before​ ​last​ ​light,​ ​enjoy​ ​showers​ ​and dinner​ ​beneath​ ​the​ ​African​ ​stars.

FISHING​ ​FOR​ ​TIGERFISH​ ​ON​ ​THE​ ​QUANDO​ ​RIVER

July​ ​2015​ ​was​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​this​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​river​, ​called​ ​the​ ​“Kwamashi”​ ​was​ ​ever fished​ ​and it​ ​was​ ​superb.​ ​All​ ​our​ ​guests​ ​commented​ ​on​ ​how​ ​much​ ​harder​ ​and​ ​longer​ ​the​ ​tigers​ ​fought for​ ​when​ ​compared​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Zambezi​ ​tigers. Tigers in the 10lbs + range will keep you busy for quite a while.

FISHING​ ​FOR​ ​BREAM​ ​ON​ ​THE​ ​QUANDO​ ​RIVER

The​ ​bream​ ​fishing​ ​is​ ​excellent​ ​with​ ​good​ ​catches​ ​of​ ​nembwe,​ ​3​ ​spot,​ ​and thin face, humpback and redbreast bream, ​all​ ​being recorded.​ ​An​ ​ideal​ ​venue​ ​for​ ​fishing​ ​with​ ​lures,​ ​spinners​ ​and​ ​fly.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​had​ 4 boats​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​“100​ ​Club”​ ​–​ ​over​ ​100lbs​ ​of​ ​fish​ ​caught​ ​on​ ​lures​ ​or​ ​fly​ ​off​ ​one​ ​boat​ ​in​ ​one​ ​fishing​ ​day and​ ​one​ ​boat​ ​in​ ​2015​ ​caught​ ​over​ ​40​ ​bream​ ​on​ ​lures​ ​and​ ​spinners​ ​on​ ​a​ ​single​ ​day. 

COST

$600 ​per​ ​person​ ​per night

Total​ ​length:​ ​7​ ​nights

INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Livingstone
  • Visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Return transfer from Livingstone to Fishing Lodge
  • Overnight at Fishing Lodge
  • Return transfer from Fishing Lodge to Kwamashi
  • Accommodation, all meals, teas, coffee, filtered water and laundry
  • Unlimited guided fishing with unlimited fuel, fishing tackle and 4 boats

EXCLUDES

  • Return flights from USA to Johannesburg
  • Drinks
  • Lost or broken fishing tackle

We cater for all the different angling disciplines and it does not matter if you use fly, spinner, lure or live bait, they all work and you will have a whale of a time.

COME AND JOIN US ON ANY ONE OF BOSBOK SAFARIS FISHING ADVENTURES AND BE ASSURED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME.