Uganda fishing trips are great with a chance for anglers to catch fish in one of the world’s freshwaters. Uganda fishing trips can mainly be done in Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest freshwater Lake) and along the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park. Catch Nile Perch, Tilapia, mudfish, Tilapia, catfish on a fishing safari in Uganda within the fresh waters.
In Lake Victoria fishing can be done in spots like Ngamba Island. The Ssese Island on Lake Victoria is a remote island inhabited mostly by fishermen and therefore a good spot to go fishing. Nile Perch of about 80 kilograms has been caught on the fresh waters of Lake Victoria. Catfish of over 50kg are often caught on the Lake Victoria waters
The main fishing method in Lake Victoria is trolling with lures. Fishing has also been done by bait.
Murchison Falls National Park is a top spot for sport fishing in Uganda. Sportfishing in Murchison Falls National Park is quite rewarding for anglers with great opportunities to land on a large Nile Perch or catfish.
Other fish species that can be found include tiger fish, electric catfish, and tilapia. The record largest Nile perch ever caught in Murchison was 113 kgs landed at the water gauge opposite the crocodile pool and the largest catfish was 45 kgs landed near the Nyamusika cliffs.
Sportfishing is generally conducted in the area at the base of Murchison Falls. Fishing is either from the rocks on the bank of the river or slightly lower downstream in the pools from a boat.
Experienced Uganda Wildlife Authority guides are available to lead anglers to the best fishing spots. To go sport fishing in Murchison Falls National Park a person must purchase a fishing permit. Permits can be purchased either for a day or a single permit for four days. A one-day permit costs US$ 50 and a four-day permit costs US$ 150.
Fishing in Murchison requires expert assistance to ensure the safety of the client and have the best opportunities for a successful fishing trip. Fishing can be done all year round, however, the drier months of the year reward better fishing results.
These are the months of December to March and June to October. Temperatures are usually high during the afternoon and therefore anglers are advised to carry suntan lotion, hats, long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and insect repellent to protect from tsetse flies.
Fishing equipment that is recommended includes a rod between 11 feet (3 meters) and 8 feet (2.4 meters) together with a fixed spool or multiplier reel. For the smaller species, a 7 spinning rod with a 5 kg (10 lb) line is adequate. It is strongly recommended that if possible, anglers bring their own equipment.
When planning to have Uganda fishing trips do boo early such that equipment is made ready. Other activities in the country include Uganda gorilla tracking safari, chimpanzee trekking, birding, and many more.
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