Every year, fishing enthusiasts from around the world descend on the panhandle of the Okavango, to experience the phenomenon that is ‘The Barbel Run’. This annual event occurs when small baitfish are forced from the floodplains into the Okavango river, as the water recedes during the months of September and October. The barbel then begin a feeding frenzy, crashing their way though the papyrus, which attracts numerous birds and the much-sought-after tiger fish. It all makes for spectacular fishing in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.