Sport fishing trips in Uganda Africa – Uganda has become a popular Destination in Africa when it comes to fishing for Nile perch together with Lake Nasser in Egypt and the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya and Tanzania.
The fishing in Uganda is done on the second largest fresh water in the World second to the Lake Superior in the Great lakes region between Canada and the United States of America.
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa covering an area surface of 68800 sq kms with a deep of approximately 80 meters at the deepest point for such a big water many people expect much bigger depth but the course of formation is the reason which is due to depression unlike Lake Bunyonyi in south western uganda which was formed due to volcanicity some of the famous areas to fish are;
Entebbe area has quite a lot of islands that have rocky beds that provide breeding areas for the smaller fish as they feed on the Algae and this attract the big fish and some of the famous islands incude Nsazi, Ngamba, Bulago, kome and many others that are perfect areas for trolling.
Ssese Islands which is an area comprising of about 84 islands all concentrated in one area this island basis provide a perfect breeding area for the Nile perch making them prime areas for fishing.
This is a perfect area for fishing as you can combine it with a romantic beach holiday
Sport fishing trips in Uganda Africa – Jinja also contains part of the Lake before dropping of the rapids forming the victoria Nile, the Samuka island areas with an accommodation can be a perfect weekend fishing escape for those interested in fishing safaris in Uganda.
One of Africa’s largest breeding area is the section of the victoria falls that starts from Karuma wildlife reserve passing through the Luxury Chobe safari lodge before getting to the steep ridges of the Murchison falls as the current speed reduces as the Nile makes its journey to Egypt, some of the key fishing areas include.
The bottom of the falls is one of the classic fishing areas in Murchison as you come face to face with the rapids coming off the water falls that drop about 7m and a width of 4 meters as 300 cubic meters per seconds and small fish in the rapids feels like the mother of all the Nile perch only when the get to the calm waters is when you will feel the real weight on your fishing Rod.
The Nyamsia cliffs are one of the areas where you will find the premier fishing pools that are also used by Hippos as they gather in pods.
The Nile has one of the heath hippo populations in east Africa second to the Retina Hippo pool in Serengeti in Tanzania where the famous wildebeest migration takes place between Kenya and Tanzania.
Paraa is a local word meaning place of Hippos and it’s a famous area where the ferry crossing was before a road was built over the Nile and the bridge supports area already huge breeding areas for the Nile perch.
Below the ferry point the water starts to get shallow and fishing downstream may require professional fishing guide as the sand banks are a huge problem with the Hippos posing to be very dangerous.
There is no specific licence required for fishing on Lake Victoria but you must book your fishing safari with a licenced fishing company in order to fish on the Lake without getting in trouble with the ministry of Agriculture, animal industry and fisheries for more information contact Great adventure safaris.
Sport fishing trips in Uganda Africa – Tourists looking to book fishing trips to Murchison falls must ensure that obtain fishing permits from Uganda wildlife Authority or alternatively Great adventure safaris can help you secure the fishing permits and also clients will need to pay for the park entrance fees to access the national park.
Professional fishermen know the full moon is the best time for fishing but the dry season are the best time to fish in Uganda and that’s from June to early September and From December to early March but for Lake Victoria fishing can be done all year round as there is less risky of brown water coming in during rain but Murchison falls is strictly best during the dry season as flooding brings in weeds and milky water which make the fishing rough.