Fishing trips in Lake Mburo National Park – Fishing is yet another tourism activity carried at Lake Mburo, The lake is endowed with 6 fish species, with the most commonly caught species being tilapia. Other species include: cat fish, lung fish, tiger fish, Angara fish and barbell. The most common fishing spot at the Mburo is Mazinga, for those tourist interested I doing a fish safari have to carry their own equipment and as access permits from Uganda wildlife Authority.
The national park has got approximately five lakes inside. Pushing it to a total of 12 small lakes altogether around and In the park and lake Mburo being the biggest one. The fisher man frequently fish from lake Mburo instead of other lakes, this is attributed to the fact that lake Mburo has more fish compared to other lake around. Still the most common fish species caught it Tilapia. Tourist can also engage in the fishing activity (sport fishing) and later transport the fish to the lodge where it’s prepared for them to enjoy. The entire exercise gives travellers a feeling of attachment especially when fish caught.
Though fishing on Lake Mburo may not be compared to the Nile perch fishing in Murchison falls national park on the Nile River and Lake victoria near Entebbe international airport it is important to note that this fishing trip can be combined with wildlife and birding watching on the lake.
-Anglers must bring their own fishing Equipment
-there are no big fish in the lake except cat fish that can grow up to 15 kgs caught on record.
-short half day excursions are recommended.
-ensure you travel with a professional local fishing guide.
-Fishing is carried out on Lake Mburo.
-Take your own drinking water.
-maximum of 4 people can fish at the same time.
-take your binoculars a long for wildlife and bird viewing.
-meat for catching cat fish
-bait rods for fishing for Tilapia
Big Rods for catfish fishing
-floats small size
-hooks both small and big
-weights both small and big.
NOTE: For more information about what to bring contact this tour operator.
It is important to note that fishing on Lake Mburo can be done all year round however the best moments would come in the drier months of Dec- February and from June to early September
The Lake is shared between the park and the community in the other park of the park boundary so sometimes fishing can be pretty quiet but with the abundant wildlife and birds it’s still worth going out for the fishing. And for pro fishermen the principle to have the hook in the water at all times you never know you can break the 15 kg record for cat fish.