If you’re looking for the ultimate Tanzanian outdoor experience, you can’t go wrong with Linecasters, operating out of Dar es Salaam. Their operator Fred Steynberg has been professionally guiding fly fishing trips for over 20 years and is known as one of the most seasoned guides of South Africa. His experience spreads through Mozambique, Mexico, Tanzania, Cuba, Angola, and Seychelles, especially focusing on mountain rivers of Rhodes in Africa.

Your adventure will begin by meeting the Linecasters crew at the airport in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. From there, a private charter plane (included in the price) will take you to your lodge in Selous Game Reserve for a 5 night/5 day trip. The lodges are located on the bank of the Ulanga River, where you’ll be fishing. There are no settlements on the reserve and the closest village is about 2 hours away – you’ll be staying in absolute wilderness and privacy.

The price includes staying in huge (7x4 meters) double safari tents. Each tent has 2 double beds in the front and a shower/toilet in the back. The fishing permits are included, so are the fuel costs, meals (3 per day), drinks, and all the transportation.

Captain Fred specializes in fly fishing, and he can provide all the gear if needed, but you can also bring your own. He also does spinning and light tackle fishing – just let him know what you wanna do, and he’ll get the gear sorted. Your main targets will be the Tanzanian Blue Tigerfish, Vundu Catfish, and Steelhead.

You can see hippos, crocodiles, wild dogs, leopards, and buffalos all the time, and hear the lions roaring at night. There are even some elephants now and then.

You can go fishing every day – there are 4 boats that can comfortably take all the guests, but you can also fish from the rocks on the riverbank. Fishing is done from a 2019 20’ Aliboats Jon boat that can take up to 4 anglers. It comes with a Yamaha engine and top-notch navigational and safety gear.

Book now for an adventure of a lifetime!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multiday Trip – 5 Days/5 Nights
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 30
    The price includes an internal chartered flight from Dar es Salaam to Selous Reserve and the return, 5 nights/5 day safari, 4x4 transport in the reserve, boats and fuel, guides, reserve fees, local beer, and soft drinks. You'll be targeting Tanzanian Blue Tigerfish, Vundu Catfish, and Steelhead.

About the Captain

Fred Steynberg
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Linecasters is operated by Fred Steynberg, who has been guiding fly fishing trips all over the world for more than 20 years. He has a reputation of being one of the most skillful and experienced guides in South Africa. His fishing experience includes 15 years of fishing the tropical paradises such as Cuba, Angola, Mexico, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Seychelles. He's also an accomplished Brown Trout angler who has been fishing anywhere from Argentina, Sweden, Patagonia, and New Zealand.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Catfish Catfish
Tigerfish Tigerfish

Boat Specs

Aliboats (Jon boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha engine.

20 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Ice Box
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Dar Es Salaam to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Bank Transfer

FAQs about Linecasters

Linecasters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $977 per day per person - Multiday Trip – 5 Days/5 Nights (5 days)

When you book a trip with Linecasters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Linecasters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (3 meals per day)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Linecasters offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Ulanga River)

Linecasters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Linecasters include:
  • Catfish
  • Tigerfish