Selous being a game reserve and not a park, fishing is permitted. But it is still almost untouched, is it by commercial or sport fishing, and therefore the river and lakes are full of fish, and fishing is excellent.

In Selous, catfish (6 to 15 kgs) can be fished in lakes while tigerfish (up to 15 kgs) will be found in the Rufiji River.

The best seasons are from June to late October and from mid-December to end of February.