Fishing on River Nile
Fishing on River Nile: One of the most stunning nations in Africa is Uganda. Not only does it have amazing scenery, but Uganda as the country has the friendliest people, and mountain gorillas, but it also has amazing water features. Uganda has a great potential for the development of water-based travel because it is located on the elevated basin that rises between the Eastern and Western branches of the Great Rift Valley. With the exception of the extreme northeastern semi-desert, Uganda is largely well-watered and fertile. The country’s surface is covered by water to almost a quarter. Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya all share Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater body in the world. Lakes Albert, Edward, and George are situated near the border with Congo and these all facilitated the water based tourism activities and attractions.
However, in this article, we look at the fishing safaris on river Nile is always done at Murchison falls national park and it requires expert assistance to ensure both client safety in this adventurous to destination, and the best opportunity for successful fishing adventures on the Nile. Some of you may be experienced enough to challenge the Nile with just hiring a boat and skipper but for most, it is recommended to have an experience fishing guide along to ensure the smooth running of your fishing activity.
How to access the river Nile in Murchison falls national Park for fishing safaris: With the majority of the roads before arriving at the national park being tarred, it takes roughly 6 hours to travel through Kampala from Entebbe to Murchison Fall National Park (subject to traffic). There are murram roads located throughout the national park. Our all-inclusive trip includes private transportation with a driver in four-wheel-drive land cruisers that are roomy and comfortable and have space for fishing gear. If you’re pressed for time, you can also use internal flights, which are always scheduled in advance, to travel from Entebbe to the Murchison Falls National Park.
Traditional fishing season: The fishing at Murchison falls national park varies from year to year as to which are the most beautiful fishing season, but generally, it is accepted that the drier months of the year are the best fishing season like the months of December, to march and June to October are the months where we catch all year round it’s just that in these months there is less rainfall.
Fishing area and conditions: Sports fishing at Murchison falls national park is generally conducted in the area at the base of the falls. The fishing is either from the rocks on the bank of river or slightly lower downstream in the pools from a boat. Great adventures fishing safaris access all fishing spots by boats to make your fishing adventure successful while out there.
Anglers should wear sun protection gear like suntan lotion, hats, and long sleeve shirts because it can get very hot at Murchison Falls (sometimes over 40 degrees Celsius), especially during the midday. Additionally, tsetse flies are common at certain times, so we advise wearing long pants and insect repellent body spray.
What are the fishing methods used
Nile perch and various catfish species are among the fish that have been caught using different fishing methods like live bait casting lures. Additionally, spinning can be used to catch a wide range of smaller species, including tiger fish, which are then used as live bait. A fixed spool or multiplier reel, along with a rod between 11 feet (2.5 meters) and 8 feet (2.5 meters), are what we advise. A 7-foot spinning rod with 5-kg (10-lb) line is sufficient for smaller species. Any fixed-spool or multiplier reel with 30-35lb line (17kg) will work for Nile perch and catfish. It depends on individual preference and multiplier prowess. Any reel you can comfortably cast small spinners on is suitable for tiger fish and other small species. For every fishing trip, we use the same fishing gear that we use based on the idea that any of our used equipment that is stolen, damaged, or not given back to us at the end of the fishing season must be compensated at our ruling rate.
Packing for the fishing safaris
Since there are no stores inside the national park, you must bring all of your supplies, including sunscreen, medications, and cigarettes, extra batteries for cameras and electronic devices, and insect repellent. As it can get quite hot, we advise you to bring as much sun protection as you can, including hats, sunglasses, and creams. The best footwear for shore fishing from the steep, rough rocks is a pair of hiking or safari boots. The best clothing for fishing is lightweight and light-colored because they keep you cooler and the tsetse flies are less drawn to them. Long sleeves and long pants are preferable, but avoid wearing blue or black dark colors whenever you can because they actually draw tsetse flies. Additionally, a thin raincoat and a sweater for the evenings is needed for your conformability.