Many anglers prefer though the use of bait in the search of other species, including the many variety of tilapia which are prized as table fish.
Some anglers prefer to search for trout that have been introduced to a fair number of cooler waters, many at high altitude. Trout from the United Kingdom where introduced to South Africa (1890), Kenya (1921) and Zimbabwe (1929) and a thriving trout fishing fraternity has developed in these countries.
The coasts of South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya also offer fine salt water fly fishing, as do the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Seychelles group.
Ponta Torres, a 500 metre wide channel between Inhaca Island and the Mozambique mainland is world renowned amongst fly anglers searching for large game fish. The white beaches and clear waters lapping over coral reefs of the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Seychelles also add a picturesque background, noticed by even the most hardened angler.
Many outfitters in both southern and east Africa offer deep water fishing safaris in well equipped boats. Marlin fishing is particularly popular in Kenya and off Sodwana Bay in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.