A part from embarking on wildlife experiences, sport fishing is that one most exciting water sport that you should be a must to include in your travel plan. Uganda’s beauty isn’t depended on its mountain or vegetation alone but also its stunning water bodies also hold credit for their remarkable water sports especially sport fishing. Uganda is strategically situated along the western and eastern arm of the Great rift valley and most importantly, it comes with several lakes including Lake Victoria which is fresh water lake in the world, Lake Albert, Lake Mburo, Lake George, Lake Bunyonyi as well as Rivers including River Nile, River Rwizi, River Kafu, River Aswa and many others. There are also varied swamps/wetland areas that reward visitors with the best sport fishing adventures while on safari in Uganda. More than 350 species of fish have been recorded in Uganda’s water bodies and they include among others tiger fish, cat fish, tilapia, lung fish, Nile perch which weighs about 20-200 kilograms and others.
A Uganda sport fishing safari takes you through incredible sites such as Lake Victoria, River Nile, Murchison Falls National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.
Murchison Falls National Park
A visit to Murchison Falls National Park doesn’t only reward you with magical wildlife encounters in its vast savannas but also takes you through thrilling sport fishing experience. This water sport is conducted at the bottom of Murchison falls. While here, you will challenge yourself with heavy Nile perch and to take part in his amazing experience, you need $50 for a day and $150 for 4 days. This experience involves mainly use of baits and casting lures which gets you a chance to catch the Nile perch, cat fish and tiger fish. You need a 3 or 2.4 meter rod and you can get to this site by boat or walk down from the top of the falls.
This lake features as the second largest fresh water lake in the world. It covers about 69485 square kilometers and derives its name from Queen Victoria. Equally, it is ideal for sport fishing which gets you a chance to chance yourself with heavy Nile perch weighing between 10 and 80 kilograms.
Lake Mburo National Park
Situated suitably in western Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park is that one ideal site for sport fishing. This is conducted within Lake Mburo where 6 distinct fish species thrive including tilapia. The best spot for this water sport is at Mazinga. Make sure that you come along with your gear and don’t forget to get a fishing permit that is issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority. You can obtain one at $15
Mount Elgon and the Sipi falls area
For those of you who are heading off to eastern Uganda, Mount Elgon National Park or Sipi falls should be a must to visit for you to take part in sport fishing.. In Mount Elgon it is conducted within the three Sipi waterfalls that are found near national park. A safari to this site is an opportunity for anglers to challenge themselves with the rainbow fish species together with its striking colorful and fighting skills. It weighs about three kilograms. For anglers who are interested in sport fishing in Sipi falls and Mount Elgon, permits can be obtained at Sipi River Lodge but don’t forget to carry your gear.