All water is moving, flowing through the catchment areas and drainages across the land. As water passes down rivers and streams, through swamps and lakes down more rivers through extensive deltas and mangroves, across coral reefs and sandbars to the ocean it continually changes in salinity, oxygen content and temperature. Even in the sea, tides and ocean currents meander around submerged mountains & chasms. It is all one big interconnected current.
Here on the equator the factors that affect these changes meet their extremes. High altitude glacial melt water trickles through moor land trout streams, and within a few hundred kilometres have dropped down through the African jungles and savannah to the ocean. In such a relatively short distance, there are huge changes through the water drainage; an incredible chain of ecosystems and habitats for which fish have specially evolved. Understanding these ecological differences and environments is an essential part of unlocking the key to catching the fish that live there.
Reel Africa’s Adventures are not just about catching fish. Each expedition is carefully crafted to create a more holistic understanding about what we fish for and an appreciation of where we fish for it.
The dragons and mythical beasts of ancient times were often hunted to extinction, but at Reel Africa we love and respect our monsters. Sometimes we find them, catch them and appreciate them in all their glory. Then we gently release them back into the depths where they belong, to live among fishermans stories and mythical dreams to await the next fanatical angler that comes in search of the monsters of their dreams.
Reel Africa specialise in outfitting expeditions to the remote and untouched corners of our amazing continent, to guide anglers on the quest for the fish of their dreams.
All our sport fishing is done on a catch and release basis, and only a few tilapia are targeted for the evening’s dinner table. The dragons and monsters of past times were hunted to extinction. We like to think of our monsters growing older, wiser and bigger to be enjoyed by future anglers who come visit these wind beaten and hostile shores.