Also known as the Olive Kurper this species can get as big as 3 kilograms and puts up a good fight.

(Serranochromis Robustus)




Other Names

Olyf Kurper, Tsungwa

Identification of the Nembwe

The Nembwe has a robust body with it’s colouration being olive to green with dark olive to green markings down the centre of the body and yellow to orange markings and orange to reddish orange egg spots on the anal fins of the males. It has a big mouth and conical shaped teeth. This fish can grow up to 45 centimetres with a weight of around 3.5 kilograms.

Distribution of this fish

Mainly found in the Zambezi river system, but also found in the rivers of Swaziland and Kwa Zulu Natal as well as the Kavango region of Namibia.

How to locate the Nembwe

The Nembwe prefers the larger channels inside the river systems as well as permanent lagoons.

Baits to use for catching this fish

The Nembwe will take a large variety of baits such as worms and other fleshy baits as well as artlure such as spinner baits and frogs and even small fish.

Tackle to use when hunting the Nembwe

Light to medium tackle with smallish hooks can be used.