Dates for the 2019 Kariba Invitation Tiger Fish Tournament (KITFT) have been set for October 30, 31 and November 1 in Kariba, Zimbabwe. The annual event started 58 years ago.


KITFT Tournament Director, Rod Bennett says the event is the largest single-species fresh-water tournament in the world. “We have a number of foreign as well as local teams that all descend on Kariba. The tournament boosts all the local lodges, hotels and the houseboat industry as well.”


Bennett says 80 teams from across the world are expected to participate at the tournament this year.


KITFT is non-profit organisation and all funds generated are used to run the tournament. Fish caught during the tournament are normally donated to local orphanages.