Fishing the Barotse Floodplains
The annual flooding of the Barotse Floodplains makes it a breeding ground for fish. As the floodplains recede, millions of baitfish are washed back into the main system, creating a thriving food source for tigerfish and bream. Matoya guests reel in 10lbs to 25lbs trophy tigerfish every season, and trophy bream from 5lbs up to 12lbs.
At Matoya, we pride ourselves on our strict 100% catch and release policy. We aim to preserve the fish species of the floodplains to allow for continued sport fishing in the future.
To enhance the experience for our guests, we have seven flat-bottomed fibreglass boats available – each equipped with a personal guide, environmentally friendly four-stroke motor, live well, and a depth finder. Our guests are also provided with ample snacks and beverages every day to take on their fishing expeditions.