It’s TIGER TIME once again with  the 55th edition of The Kariba Invitation Tiger Fish Tournament (KITFT) set to take place on the 26th, 27th and 28th October, in Charara, Kariba.

If you have not fished t at the Tournament before this would be an ideal time to start, and for those of you who have fished before, get organised you do not want to miss out, it’s going to be huge.

For those less familiar with the focus of this annual event, here is some interesting information about the Zambezi Tigerfish (


About the Tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus)
It is probably Africa’s finest and most flamboyant game fish. For sheer aggression, pound for pound, it must rank as one of the worlds most powerful freshwater species. There are several members of the tigerfish family found throughout the continent. The most notable being that of the Goliath (H.Goliath) found in the Congo (Zaire) system.

The fish is clearly distinguished from our other species. The tiger possesses a ferocious set of razor sharp teeth enclosed by a bony head, black/blue lateral tiger stripes and bright yellow to red caudal fin completes the picture. Females are larger than their male counterparts. In Zimbabwe, the tigerfish has a wide distribution throughout Lake Kariba, the Zambezi and it’s larger tributaries. They are found in both Lake Manyame and Chivero and also present in the Limpopo, Nuanetsi, Bubye and Umzingwani systems.


The ban on pre-baiting and practicing is in place from 06:00hrs Monday 10th October through to 06:00hrs Saturday 22nd October 2016 and has proved to provide a level playing field for all competitors.

We are very grateful to our sponsors and thank them for their support, helping make this year’s KITFT a success. Thank you to EcoCash, Isuzu, Ram Petroleum and Sahwira Events as Gold sponsors of the Tournament.