Sport Fishing Safari In Uganda

Sport fishing safari in Uganda

Sport fishing safari in Uganda

Sport fishing safari in Uganda : Sport fishing is a recreational safari activity. Because of this, sport fishing is also known as leisure fishing. Sport fishing is done for recreational purposes only, while commercial fishing is done to make money and provide food. Sport fishing is a fun safari activity to do while on vacation. The calmness of the waterways is what makes fishing such a popular safari activity. The peace and quiet are excellent for renewing the mind and inspiring creativity. With family or friends, you can engage in some healthy competition over who can capture the biggest or most attractive fish while on safari. Everything is up to you. You may be able to bring your catch back for a dinner in some of the locations where you go recreational fishing. This is dependent on the species you have caught and what the applicable conservation regulations are. You’ll learn about the unique requirements of each fishing location from your guide. In Uganda, approximately 350 fish species, including tilapia and Nile perch, are typically got for profit on a commercial scale. The large Nile perch found in the waterways of Uganda can weigh up to 200 kilograms. Other fish species include Barbel, Tigerfish, Catfish, Ferocious fighter, Lungfish and Protopterus among others. On your Uganda safari, you will almost certainly fish tilapia, which you may grill and share as a snack in certain spots, such the Ssese Islands, but which is more of a catch-and-release game in places like Murchison Falls due to conservation considerations.

Best places to go for sport fishing safari in Uganda.

  1. Murchison Falls National park.

The distance from Kampala to Murchison falls national park is about 6 hours by car. All seasons are good for fishing in this location, although December to March and June to October are considered to be the best times. On the banks of the River Nile as it flows past Murchison Falls National Park, sport fishing is practised. The majority of sport fishing is done on the falls’ banks close to the Paraa safari lodge and the Karuma falls close to the Chobe Safari lodge. You can utilize the boats to access these locations or climb down the fall’s sides to get to the rocks below the falls. You may fish at Murchison utilizing spinning, live bait, hooks, and casting lures. You must get a sport fishing permit, which costs $50 per day. In order to fish, you can use any fixed spool or multiplier with 30 to 35-pound line that is given on the site. By arranging a small competition with your partners, you can make this into quite an adventure with a local guide to walk you through the fishing procedure.

fishing in murchison falls national park

  1. Lake Victoria.

The largest body of water in Africa, Lake Victoria, is shared by three East African nations. Sport fishing is possible in Uganda in Jinja, which is roughly two hours’ drive from Kampala, the country’s capital. Better chances of capturing tilapia between 1 and 2 kg utilizing only fly fishing techniques. There are two fishing trip shifts on Lake Victoria, from 9 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 5 pm. You are suggested to charter a boat with a sun shade and bring some sunscreen because the sun is straight overhead at this point. There is no designated fishing area due to the lake’s vastness.  The location is largely determined by the weather and your tour leader. You’ll be using speedboats that are 18 to 30 feet long and have a capacity of four persons. Use the 24 foot long, fibreglass canoes with outboard motors for smaller groups of 2 to 3 persons.

Rain gear, life vests, first aid kits, cellphones, flares, fire extinguishers, coolers with cold drinks, and occasionally GPS trackers are allowed on fishing boats. Catch and release is the rule of the game on Lake Victoria.

lake victoria fishing

  1. Lake Mburo National Park.

safari to Lake Mburo National Park, you will get the chance to go sport fishing safari at Maziga. You can participate in this sport in Maziga after obtaining a permission from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (with the assistance of your tour guide). It is advised that you bring your own fishing gear. Although there are more than five different fish species that can be caught, tilapia is the most popular fish.

fishing in lake mburo national park

  1. Ssese islands.

Ssese, a group of more than 80 picturesque islands with white sand beaches and freshwaters, is approximately 51 kilometres from Entebbe and is a great place to escape for some peace and tranquilly. You can engage in sport fishing in addition to the many entertaining and exciting safari activities like bird watching, forest exploration, biking, and boat cruises. You can catch tilapia, lungfish, or Nile perch along these coasts. The main source of income in this region is fishing, and the majority of visitors arrive specifically to conduct business in Kalangala, the largest town.

fishing in sese island

  1. Sipi Falls.

The most stunning triple waterfalls in Uganda can be seen at Mountain Elgon’s foothills. Like Lake Mburo, permits in this location must be obtained from Sipi River Lodge, and you must have your own fishing equipment. Fish hooks, bobbers, needle nose pliers, sinkers, fishing rods, fish bait, and fishing ledgers are just a few of the equipment you can use to catch fish along the banks of the falls. The most prevalent fish is the rainbow trout, a brilliant and vivid fish that is challenging to catch. The largest trout can reach 3 kilogrammes in weight. A local tour guide will instruct you on the finest techniques and locations for catching rainbow trout.

Here are all the additional enjoyable activities in Sipi. Sport fishing is a fantastic pastime that is both enjoyable and soothing, perfect for vacations. Sport fishing may be relaxing and peaceful, even for those who have never really been into the whole fishing thing. The region above highlights some of the top locations for sport fishing when visiting Uganda. The good news is that you can include sport fishing in your itinerary. This combines it with a variety of different activities, including a beach getaway, a safari to see wildlife, white-water rafting, hiking, and much more.

Please contact us if you don’t bring your own fishing equipment so we can make arrangements to get it to you. You won’t have to carry or acquire new equipment only for the trip that way. Any time of the year is suitable for sport fishing in Uganda. Anywhere in the planning process you are, get in touch with us, and we’ll assist you set everything up so you can enjoy every last aspect of your fishing expedition. Book with us for a fishing safari, and we’ll create a tailored tour itinerary based on your unique requirements, time constraints, and financial constraints. We value your time spent with us. We can only assume that this knowledge was beneficial.

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