Sport Fishing in Murchison Falls National Park

Sport fishing is best done of River Nile below Murchison falls with the bottom of the falls being the best site for sport fishing in the park

Sport Fishing in Murchison Falls National Park

Sport fishing in Murchison falls national park. Murchison  falls national park is the oldest and largest national park in Uganda with an area of 3898 sq. kilometers, the park is located in north western Uganda in districts of Masindi, Bulisa, Kiryandongo and Nyowa. The park is controlled by Uganda wildlife authority

Sport fishing is  done for pleasure or competition with great opportunities to land on a large Nile perch, cat fish, tiger fish, electric cat fish and tilapia among others. The park is separated by river Nile creating the southern sector and northern sector. It’s the longest river in the world river Nile that makes sport fishing an unforgettable experience because of its best fishing area for fish species i.e. cat fish.

While sport fishing you get a chance to see biggest fish species that’s the Nile perch, you can get other fish i.e. cat fish, tiger fish, electric cat fish, and tilapia among others. But note that this activity in the national park is not for food but its catch and release basis.

There are a number of fishing spots in Murchison falls national park, you may either use fish on boat or on river banks. Sport fishing is best done of River Nile below Murchison falls with the bottom of the falls being the best site for sport fishing in the park .The charges for sport fishing are USD50 for one day and USD150 for 3 days per person and these fees don’t include entrance fees and park fees.

Sport fishing is done using modern  techniques i.e. using live bait/ casting lures to catch Nile Perch, tiger fish, use of reels to ensure safety of anglers, sustainability for fish.

When is the best time to do sport fishing in Murchison falls national park?

Murchison falls National Park can be visited any time of the year so it’s always ready to receive visitors at any timed all the year, you can visit the park any time of the year for sport fishing. Though sport fishing in Murchison falls national park can be best done in dry season when the temperatures are hot about 38 degrees Celsius that’s January February and March then July, August, September and October.

What makes fishing safaris a thrilling one are the roars of the falls behind you with the lush of tropical forest vegetation. The weather at Murchison falls national park is favorable for sport fishing when the temperatures are 38 degrees Celsius and the champion of fishing in Murchison falls national park is truly rewarded with delightful experience you can hold your big Nile perch and take photos as well record memories.

Apart from sport fishing there are other activities done at Murchison falls national park i.e. birding, nature walks, cultural encounters, game drive where you get to see animals like lions, buffaloes, hiking to the top of the falls, boat cruise among others.

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