Best Uganda Fishing Tours

Fishing takes place at a large scale in Uganda and is undertaken for both spot and economical fishing. Uganda’s fishing is carried out on two major sources of fish in Uganda; one is done from aquaculture, the other id from lakes and rivers in Uganda such as lake Kyoga, Lake Victoria, River Nile and other water bodies in Uganda such as the fish ponds dams among others. Fish ponds have also been built to add to the fish currently on the market in the region. Lake Victoria, has contributed to higher supply of fish in the markets in Uganda because of its water volumes and also the highest concentration of fish in the lake followed by lake Albert and Lake Kyoga.

Spot Fishing in Uganda

Spot fishing has become one of the best activities done by many visitors in Uganda, spot fishing, spot fishing, offers you an opportunity to engage in the fishing of the different fish species in the lakes and the rivers in Uganda. The main fish species caught here include; Tilapia, Nile Perch, Catfish, Tiger fish among others. There are also several places where spot fishing can be carried out from such as; Lake Victoria, lake Mburo national park, Ssese Islands, Murchison falls national park and the River Nile among others. Spot fishing involves the use of better fishing equipment and proper methods of fishing which does not exploit the fish in the lake and also for easy preservation in case the less number is caught each day in order for the preservation of Aqua life also the waters themselves.

Spot fishing in Uganda, is mainly carried out by the visitors who come in for tourism purposes and take this as part of their refreshments, also it done by some locals living around or near these water bodies. The following area the main areas where visitors having interest in spot fishing can take part in this activity in Uganda.

The Lake Victoria fishing communities in Uganda

During your visit in Lake Victoria, you will discover the various fishing villages but the largest one is on the landing site of Lutoboka where you will meet different people on the shores of Lake Victoria fishing here as they chip nets with bait and cart a few trout. The fishing village consists of various ethnic groups, but the main residents of the fishing village are male individuals and most of them are involved in young marriages since they dropped out of school at an early age, and now resort to fishing in the lakes in order to fight for survival and as income generation activity in order to look after the family left behind.

The fishing village is quite busy with a lot of people carrying out different activities, others be selling, others, smoking the fish, some are sun drying among others and if you need to buy the fish, it is the cheapest place to buy and you can keep it fresh from the river if you want to get fish easily. The main population here are, children, women and men fish because most of them survive on the sale of fish they have caught. The different fish types caught here include; Tilapia, Nile perch both fresh and dry fish can be found here, there is also Silver Fish locally known as Mukene.

Spot fishing on Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is the main water source in Uganda and the second largest freshwater lake in the world and is found in the Great Lakes Region in East Africa. Lake Victoria is one of the great water bodies that its waters have supported the number of African countries, the water is shared by the three east African countries that is Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya with its source in Jinja the source of the Nile. Lake Victoria, has supported number of people living around the lake, they have carried out fishing activities that has helped in supporting people way of living from the income got after the sale of the fish and the fish products.

The Victoria Lake offers a wide range of activities, one of which is spot fishing. From October to March, the best time to go to Lake Victoria, reason being that there is a large number of fish found in the lake and it much rewarding for the visitors taking part in this activity. Despite this month being the best time of the year, Lake Victoria is still visited all year around and all activities are carried out. Spot fishing can be done both by boat or canoes the different fish species that can be caught in Lake Victoria. The common fish caught here is Tilapia, Nile perch, silver fish, cat fish among others using the different methods and techniques such as the bait Method and lure method.

Spot fishing in Lake Victoria, is offered in two shifts that is the morning and the afternoon shift, the morning shift begins at 9:00am to 12:00pm and the afternoon commences at 1:00pm to 5:00pm, by this time, the sun is hot therefore, you will need a boat with an overhead protection from the sun, you will also be advised to wear life jacket, insect repellent to protect you from the insect bites that may cause infections. People taking part in this activity, are also recommended to carry the fishing gear. You will be led by an experienced guide who will direct you on the proper ways and best spots for fishing, depending on the weather conditions. Visit Lake Victoria and enjoy this adventure.

Ggaba landing site

The landing site, is located in Kampala on Lake Victoria and it famous as the commercial fishing centre in Kampala. The most common fish type caught include; Tilapia, silverfish, Nile perch, catfish and pulp fish are the most common fish. Fishermen prefer wet fishing boats and have since given up canoeing. Upon harvesting, some of them are instantly auctioned off, while others are shipped into different parts of the country via frozen trucks and others to another region to the neighbouring countries.

The restrictions that the government place on the fishing of lakes has helped to keep the fish market active, which has encouraged many citizens in Uganda to embrace aquaculture. Visit Uganda to witness both the commercial and the local fishing magnificence in the country’s many waterbodies.

Spot fishing on Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo is in Lake Mburo National Park in the western part of Uganda. This is known to be one of the best places to for spot fishing lovers, besides spot fishing, Lake Mburo offers a wide range of attraction ranging from wildlife and also offers number of activities ranging from game viewing, horse ride, mountain biking, and also spot fishing among others. To participate in spot fishing, the Uganda Wildlife Authority must first procure the authorization and only for $5. The spot fishing is practiced around Mazinga on Lake Mburo and Tilapia is the most frequently caught fish.

Murchison falls National Park Fishing trips

Murchison falls national park, is Uganda’s largest and oldest National park in Uganda, it famous for its magnificent waterfalls and abundant wildlife species inhabiting the forest, the park is situated in North western Uganda in Masindi district. from Kampala to Murchison falls, the distance covered is about 305km and takes about 5-6 drives to get to Murchison falls. Not only does the park offer game viewing, boat safaris among others, there is also an opportunity to take part in spot fishing, in Murchison falls, spot fishing is currently done at the base of the Murchison falls, Karuma falls, Chobe lodge.

Spot fishing in Murchison falls, can be done throughout the year but the best month of the year to do spot fishing is from January to April when the water levels are stable and there is no strong wind. The common fish caught here include; Nile perch, Tilapia and Cat fish, besides this, the other fish caught include; tiger fish and silver fish. Having interest in spot fishing in Murchison falls, remember to carry your best fishing equipment or gear in order to enjoy the best fishing experience in Murchison falls national park.

There are several methods used in catching fish around this place, many fisheries use several methods and the common once used here include; Casting lites, spinning and the Fish live nets. You will be led b an experienced guide who will assist you through out the activity so that you will enjoy the best out of it. You area also recommended carry insect repellent to avoid bites from dangerous insects that may cause infections to you, carry enough sunscreen that you will wear during the fishing to prevent the strong rays from the sun, also you area advised to put on long sleeved clothes to avoid insect bites.

Spot fishing at Sipi Falls and Mountain Elgon

Sipi falls, is located adjacent to mountain Elgon in the Eastern part of Uganda, Sipi falls, offers several activities for the visitors to engage in one of the activities here is spot fishing, spot fishing has become one of the dominant activities in Sipi falls. Spot fishing is carried out in three famous water falls. Visitors taking part in this activity, are required to have a permit, the permit can be got from Sipi River lodge which allows you to participate in this activity.

You will be led by a trained tour guide who has experience in this field, visitors are recommended to carry their own fishing gear in order to participate in this activity, the guide will lead you all through the experience so that you have the best of this activity at Sipi water falls. The common fish type caught here is Rainbow fish the rare fish type. During your safari visit to Mt. Elgon, do not forget to include spot fishing in your agenda it’s worth it.

Economic fishing in Uganda

The Lake Victoria is host to many fishing villages, but Lutoboka is the big one. There are different people on the shores of Lake Victoria living here, tossing nets of bait for fishing. The fishing village is full of different ethnic groups, but the largest population belongs to the male species, with the majority of people married to girls who mainly carry out this activity for their survival.

The fishing village is quite busy but it’s the cheapest place to buy and to get it new from the waters if you want to get fish cheaply. Kids, women and men fish because the bulk of them earn a living from the selling of seafood.