Fishing permits for Nile perch fishing in Murchison falls – Fishing on the Nile in Uganda
Fishing permits for Nile perch – Nile perch fishing is one of the best sport fishing activities in Murchison falls national park on the mighty Nile River, the over 100 km stretch from Karuma Falls to the Nile Delta is regarded as one of the best breeding areas for the world’s largest freshwater fish the Nile perch which was introduced by the British on Lake Victoria and the fish spread across the Nile reaching as far as Lake Nasser in Egypt
Murchison falls national park is located northwest of the main capital Kampala and it also doubles as one of the best wildlife viewing destinations in Uganda and this is made extraordinary the boat cruise to the bottom falls en route encountering some of the largest schools of hippos and the Nile crocodiles and during the dry season large numbers of elephants come to drink water and take a swim
The Nile River dissects the Murchison falls protected area and travelers must acquire fishing permits for the catch and release fishing safari
The fishing permits
The fishing permits in Murchison falls are issued by the Uganda wildlife authority and this permit is valid for a full day and it costs USD 50 but this may be subjected to change at any time so travelers are advised to contact Great adventure safaris for updated prices before booking a Safari
When to book the fishing permits?
The fishing permits can be acquired in Kampala or at the Murchison falls park Offices on the day before your fishing safari however Great Adventure Safaris will help you book the fishing permits
When is the best time to fish for Nile perch in Murchison falls?
The best time for fishing for Nile perch in Murchison falls is during the dry season which is usually from June to September and from December to early March when the water levels are slightly lower making it a spectacular time for catching the big Nile perch below the Murchison falls, understand more about when to fish in Murchison
We recommend that you book the safari with us because we have expert fishing guides who know exactly what they are doing so avoid booking fishing trips with third party operators as you may not get the correct travel advice from the third party and fishing being specialized activity this can easily result into bad days out on the River