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Lake Chicamba

Lake Chicamba, also known as Chicamba Dam or Chicamba Real is located in the Manica province of Mozambique, not far from the Zimbabwe border city of Mutare. The lake, which is an important supplier of hydro electricity in the region, was completed in 1968 and filled in the early 70's.

With a surface area when full of 160 square kilometres and a capacity of around 2 billion cubic metres this is a seriously big impoundment. Structure is abundant with plenty of standing timber, incoming rivers, coves, granite boulders and "koppies", river channels and grassy shorelines.

The dam is home to some very large Florida strain Largemouth Bass with fish of over 7 kg (15 lbs) having been caught and reports of even larger ones having been spotted. Along with Darwendale in Zimbabwe, Lake Chicamba is a serious contender for the next world record Largemouth Bass.

Accommodation and launching facilities are available at Casa Msika Lodge, self catering chalets or camping sites are offered.




2 billion cubic metres, surface area 160 square kilometres.


At Casa Msika Lodge.

Fish Species Available

Florida strain Largemouth Bass, Carp, Catfish (Barbel), Yellowfish, Mudfish, Nile Bream.


Plentiful and varied including old river beds, granite boulders, abundant standing timber, river inlets, coves and grassy banks.

Recommended Lures

Texas rigged plastic worms, spinerbaits and crankbaits are suggested. (Input from visitors is invited, use the "Write Review" button at the bottom of this page).


Casa Msika Lodge has self catering chalets and camping sites, they also have a restaurant and pub.





Contact Numbers

Casa Msika: +258 251 66044

Bank Fishing Potential

Not easy due to the vast size of the lake and the presence of crocodiles.


Thanks Niels (http://picasaweb.google.com/niels.zoetje) for the photos.

Chicamba Dam Great Bass Structure Standing Timber at Lake Chicamba Launch at Casa Msika

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Casa Msika Lodge

Set on the edge of Lake Chicamba, Casa Msika Lodge offers comfortable accommodation and good food. More info . . .

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