Fishing for Nile Perch on Lake Nasser in Egypt, Africa

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Nile Perch Angling Holidays on the River Nile in EgyptThis is one adventure you will not want to miss, an adventure that will captivate your fishing imagination, have you returning for the next instalment in quest for the massive hard fighting Nile Perch and fellow species Lake Nasser is home to.

We have yet again assembled the best team of guides, tackle and equipment in a search for the last of the true giant Nile Perch and set in a fantastic back drop.

In the 1960’s, President Nasser ordered to build a second dam on the Nile near Aswan, resulting in flooding over 6,200 km2 of the Nile Valley to the south, creating one of the largest man-made lakes in Africa. The lake is 550 km long and its shores stretch an incredible 7,844 km. The fish population of the original river was presented with a huge lake to live in and have thrived in their new habitat, especially the Tilapia and their predators, Nile Perch, Tiger Fish and big cat-fish.

Lake Nasser represents for Egypt their only long lasting resource of fresh drinking water. Therefore it is well protected by the authorities and there is no easy access to the shores around the lake. That makes it a privilege for us to be able to navigate in these waters. There is no city or other source of pollution on the lake, which makes it possible to drink straight from the lake if you wish!

Fishing Adventures - Nile Perch - EgyptAside from terrific angling, the lake is a lovely place to visit. It’s a magical wilderness of stunning desert scenery, bordered by the clean water of the lake, which is dotted with rocky islands; there is an atmosphere of tranquillity vastness and adventure; a wilderness where anglers literally have hundreds of square miles to themselves.

The shoreline is a variety of desert landscapes, hilly and rugged, flat and sandy beaches. There are thousands of islands and a large number of inner lakes to be discovered. The lake is remote and thinly populated by peasant fishermen; the local residents are Bedouin camel and sheep herdsmen who are occasionally seen grazing their flocks on the sparse vegetation at the edge of the lake.

There are an impressive variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. More than 100 species of birds have been recorded: Wild duck, Egyptian geese, pelicans, herons, egrets and various species of hawks, kites, falcons and eagles will be among the birds seen. In most areas there are crocodiles and monitor lizards, other types of wildlife include gazelles, jackals, desert foxes, and various smaller desert mammals.

Officially you can find 32 different species of fish here at Lake Nasser 18 of them catfish, some of them weird and some quite wonderful like the moon and puffer fish but the specimen Nile Perch, hard fighting Tiger and Bone fish in addition to 100 lb plus Vundu Catfish will be your main quarry during your stay with us.

Fishing Adventures - Nile Perch - EgyptLake Nasser is one of the best destinations on this planet for large Nile Perch; it is remote and sparsely populated which has secured an excellent quantity of specimen Nile Perch. The Nile Perch is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world, it resembles a giant Barramundi crossed with a huge black bass attacking lures at speed and leaping clear of the surface during your fight.

During your stay a session for Tiger Fish is a must on light tackle as the powerful acrobatic fight will leave you surprised and wanting that next take. The Tiger fish live in huge number in Lake Nasser, reach about 15 lb and are someway related to the Piranha's of South America.

Winter season is from October until the end of February and is the time of year our Adventures take Place, If you want to capture the really big fish then this time is your best bet.

The lake is at its highest level during the winter month and the Nile Perch are found in deeper water. We believe that the bigger Nile Perch are feeding up and then coming together to get ready for spawning which takes place sometime in January / February.

Year after year we capture bigger fish during these months and almost all these fish are caught trolling through underwater features and over sunken islands.

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