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Sportfishing has currently become common on all Uganda safaris. Unlike in the past when sport fishing was rarely heard of in Uganda, the venture has presently become popular and many upcoming travelers ask to add sport fishing on their itineraries. Whereas most safaris to Uganda comprise of gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tours, bird watching, mountaineering and game viewing, sport fishing is yet another exceptional activity that makes your Uganda tour a lifetime experience. Take part in catching the Nile perch, which can weigh u to 100 kilograms, fish along with locals who sing and dance calling the fish to come nearer and have fun. Sportfishing in Uganda is one form of water-based tourism in the pearl of Africa. The activity is done on the rivers and lakes in different parts of the country. Altogether, Uganda is believed to shelter over 360 fish species, which include Nile perch, Tilapia, Catfish, Tigerfish, Ferocious fighter, Lunch fish, and barbell fish among others. Africa adventure safaris bring you the list of top sport fishing in Uganda to ensure you get the very best sportfishing experience in the Pearl of Africa. The top sportfishing destinations in Uganda include:
If you want to catch the world’s largest Nile perch, lake Victoria is the best spot for you. Both half and full-day sport fishing excursions are done on Lake Victoria to give travelers the very best sportfishing experience. Sportfishing on lake victoria is done on speed boats of between 18 and 30 feet with twin outboard engines. Travelers going for sport fishing on lake victoria are reminded to carry sunglasses, hats, rain jackets and creams to deal with all weather conditions on the lake. Sportfishing on Lake Victoria costs roughly $125 but the magical feeling is worth the penny. The period between October to March is considered the best time for sport fishing on Lake Victoria.
Bottom of Murchison Falls – Murchison Falls National Park
The bottom of the mighty Murchison falls is yet another sport fishing destination in Uganda. Avid anglers to the bottom of the falls have chances of catching the Nile perch, catfish, Tilapia, Catfish and tiger fish among others. The known points for spot fishing at the bottom of Murchison fall are, near the crocodile pool for the Nile perch and near Nyamusika cliffs for the catfish. Sportfishing at the bottom of Murchison falls is best done in the months of January to March and July to October. The sportfishing permit at the bottom of Murchison falls costs $50 for 1 day and $150 for 4 days. Remember to carry sunglasses, a hat, screen lotion, and insect repellent when going for sport fishing in Murchison Falls National Park.
Lake Mburo – Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo situated within Lake Mburo National park is known to shelter over 6 fish species with tilapia being the commonly caught fish species. Mazinga is the best spot for sport fishing on Lake Mburo and hence the target for all anglers to this small lake. Sportfishing in Lake Mburo complements other tourist activities in the park such as boat cruising, game viewing, bird watching, nature walks milking experience and horseback riding among others. A combination of these makes a complete Uganda safari package to Lake Mburo National Park.
Sipi Falls –Mt Elgon National Park
The three- Sipi waterfalls are also another sport fishing destination in the Pearl of Africa. Sportfishing at Sipi falls takes place at the top of the falls where the angling method with multiple hooks is used to catch numerous fish. Sipi falls are located within Mt Elgon National park and a must-visit on your Uganda safari to eastern Uganda.
Various equipments are required to ease sport fishing in all destinations in Uganda. Among the sportfishing equipments every angler must-have for this venture include:
• Line cutter
• Fishing bait
• Fishing Hooks
• Extra Line
• Fishing floats & stoppers
• Needle Nose pliers
• Fishing Ledgers
• Sun Screen
• First aid kit
• A couple of lures
• Fishing rods
• Fishing reels
Tips for sport Fishing in Uganda
Africa Adventure Safaris brings you tips for sport fishing in Uganda and Africa as a whole. These include:
1. Always go along with an expert
2. Secure the right boat
3. Have the right equipment’s
4. Avoid seasickness
in general, sport fishing is an exceptional experience you should not miss out in Uganda. Contact Africa Adventure Safaris today, book your sport fishing safari to Lake Victoria, the bottom of Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo and Sipi falls, catch the live Nile perch and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.