Chris Wood Owner/Guide

Chris Wood


Raised Zambian, Chris has fished the Zambezi River from Lukulu to Cahora and a few side channels. Guided and hosted clients on the Zambezi River since 1998

Owner/guide: TigerFishingZambezi and Maplanga Africa: established: 2004

Owner/guide AdventureOnFly - Garden Route Guided Fly Fishing - Est 2019

Fished/hosted/guided in the following countries: SA, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Lesotho, Cuba, Gabon, England, Belize, USA (Florida), Bassas Da India Atoll (French protectorate)


Adventure On Fly Pledge

Adventure On Fly Pledge: When we are guiding we don’t fish, its 100% about our clients. It's your day and your mission plus we don’t fish to ensure our clients get our full attention and the best possible shot at catching fish.

We offer demonstration/advice on casting and stripping techniques but we don’t do this with the intention of catching fish. When we do fish, it is on our own time to seek out new waters and check on how our favourite waters are fishing.

Fly Casting: To give you the best possible chance to catch a great fish, we would like to suggest that all clients have an accurate and reasonably long casting ability. If you would like a casting lesson and you are based in Gauteng, we would advise getting hold of Mark Yelland: 083 616 0505.

AOF Fly Fishing Tuition: Be ready for those big trips and local flings: Casting, understanding the gear, salt and fresh water techniques.

Note: We have found the majority of our clients that have strong casting ability get much more out of their day with us.

They Said It

" Morning Chris - Thanks for yesterday it has given me much needed confidence and a lot to now work on, great day but a bit stiff this morning. "
- Roy

" Thanks for an awesome day out. It was a real pleasure spending the day with you. Absolute gem of a day. "
- Daschen 

" Super day on Knysna. 7 Garrick and great company! Was a privilege to fish with you Paul Buckley. Thank you Chris Wood for excellent guiding! "
- Herman de Kock


" Just want to let you know that today was a blast. Ruben is a world class host and guide! It was worth every cent and I will definitely knock on your door repeatedly for trips. As soon as the season opens again I’ll definitely love to fish with you guys again. "
- Herman de Kock

" Hi Chris, I just again want to thank you for yesterday. I really had a good time and it really took my mind off for the challenging time I’m going through. You’re really a great guide and coach! "
- Herman de Kock | 10 MAR 2024

" Thanks Chris for the photos and a great day together. You are running a really nice operation and look forward to fishing with you again. "
- James McMaster

I was recommended to Chris for my fly fishing trip to Knysna. He certainly is a professional and knowledgeable guide and showed me where we would be likely to be successful on a difficult day. We were successful! Chris planned the day perfectly, from the good coffee and breakfast roll through some casting tips to catching fish. "
- Peter Drummond | 22 FEB 2024


" We had an enjoyable day, saw some good action, but I managed to land 2 Garrick, and Jared caught a biggish mullet on a flipper. We had a nice day out thank you again for you advice and assistance, it is much appreciated. "
- Anton Prinsloo