Sport fishing in Murchison falls – Fishing on the Nile River
Sport fishing in Murchison falls – Uganda has reportedly been one of the best fishing destinations in Uganda among other destinations include Lake victoria, Lake Nasser in Egypt and Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe and the Nile sits in the middle of Murchison falls national park which is one of the top places for wildlife viewing in Uganda
Nile perch, Vundu cat fish Sudan cat fish are the main species of the big fish you expect to cat in Murchison falls a long side tiger fish, tilapia, a worker, yellow fish and electric fish can be caught in the Nile
Methods of fishing used in Sport fishing in Murchison falls
Below the falls which is 17 kms from the starting point for the boat at the ferry point in Paraa has great pools that one can walk through the rocks and cast lures an according to our Guide Patrick it is one of the best methods in the morning as the temperatures can be extreme in the Afternoon please contact us for the best Lures to use for casting in Murchison falls area around bakers rock and Devil’s cauldron which are all at the edge of the strong current
Bottom fishing with Live baits
Usually as the sun rise above the sky and white foam floating down stream anglers will embark on a journey in search of the monster fish but before you need to catch live bait before setting up the big roads with weighs that will go deep where the perch feed from and this one of the best methods for fishing in the pools downstream of the falls and Nyamushika cliffs
Boats used for fishing in Murchison falls
Murchison falls has a number of boat types ranging Dura boats that take a maximum of 2 anglers, sunbird boats which take up to 3 anglers and the Alligator that take up to 4 anglers , the boats come with rod holders, bilge pump battery to run an oxygen supply machine which makes fishing convenient for Anglers
How to get to Murchison falls for sport fishing?
Using a 4×4 safari vehicle Murchison falls is 7 hours or less from the main capital Kampala and since most travellers stay in Entebbe for their pre tour accommodation in hotels like Boma an early departure may be need to beat traffic jam in Kampala
Ugandan based airline Aerolink which is part is part of Air Kenya organizes both charted and scheduled domestic flights to some of the famous tourist destinations like Bwindi impenetrable national park which is famous for gorillas and Kibale forest which is famous chimpanzee trekking experience
The flights land in either Pakuba airstrip located in the northern banks of the Nile or Bugungu Airstrip which is located in the southern banks of the Nile where you can visit the top of the falls upon arrival
When to go for sport fishing in Murchison falls?
Depending on when you want to travel but the peak seasons for fishing in Murchison falls is usually from July through June can be productive sometimes rain seasons extend to June and August and December to February just before the rains in march however for any other months please contact Great Adventure safaris for updated weather conditions in Murchison falls before booking your safari