Nile perch fishing safaris in Uganda – Murchison falls and Lake Victoria
Nile perch fishing safaris in Uganda – Uganda’s Murchison falls national park is a re-owned destination for fishing in Uganda and this has seen several big-name Anglers like Jeremy weed, Zed hogon, and many other renowned Anglers have found themselves in the Rift valley River dominated by Big crocodiles, Hippos and massive Nile perch that breed below the Murchison falls rapids beside Nile perch, Anglers can catch fish like Sudan catfish and the Vundu catfish
Unlike other fishing areas in Africa, the Nile is historical and exiting as the rapids add extra weight to the hooked fish and smaller perch feel very big with the currents and with the flash of the waterfalls it’s just one of those must place to go for fishing in Uganda
Lake Victoria is the other destination where Anglers can use a different method of fishing to that of Murchison falls, while fishing on Lake Victoria trolling is the best method and in Murchison falls Live baits and casting are the popular methods used on the Nile River
Comparing fishing on Lake Victoria and the Nile River in Murchison Falls
-It’s important to know that the section of River Nile that runs through the national park is protected and no commercial fishing is allowed hence making fish Numbers higher and chances of catching higher unlike Lake Victoria where commercial fishing is allowed though there are some few breeding areas designated but chances of hooking on to abandoned local fishing nets is high but If you have an experienced Fishing Guide, your chances of catching fish are still high
-Fishing in Murchison falls is seasonal and the peak seasons are determined by the dry seasons which are usually from July to September and December to February unlike Lake Victoria fishing can be done all year Round except April and November which are windy months
-Live baits, dead baits, meat, and lures are used in Murchison falls unlike on Lake Victoria the sport fishing is best done using Lures by trolling using motorized speed boats
When is the best time for fishing in Uganda?
According to our experts the best time for fishing in Uganda is in July, August, December, January, and February these are dry months in Uganda and water levels are low making fishing great
How Much time do I need for fishing in Uganda?
For Anglers that have time the best recommended period is 7 days excluding days of arrival and departure in Murchison falls and on Lake Victoria we recommend 3 Full day fishing days to be able to cover several fishing areas on the Lake
Our discounts on long fishing safaris
At Great Adventure Safaris we offer discounts to clients who are fishing for many days with us for more information contact our fishing Experts for more information
Lost or Damaged Fishing Equipment
We recommend clients to bring their Lures as there are extra charges on damaged or lost Lures and the fees are higher so it’s better to bring the Lures that will give you freedom without having to worry about extra charges as Lures are very expensive in Uganda