Cat fish fishing on the Nile in Murchison Falls NP
Catfish fishing on the Nile in Murchison Falls NP
Uganda is famous for fishing for Catfish along side Zimbabwe, two species of Catfish can be caught in the Nile River inside Murchison Falls National Park.
The Sudan catfish is the most popular species of fish followed by the Vundu catfish which can grow quite big.
During the dry season from July to September, this River becomes a hot spot to catch the mighty catfish, using beef or dead bait the catfish are aggressive and they will give you some incredible runs though you have to be patient as they take long to swallow the bait.
The River has some incredibly deep pools down the falls which are great breeding areas for the Nile perch and the Catfish our experts’ guides know the river very well and they will always take you to the hot spots on the River.
Fishing tips to hook the Catfish on the Nile River
Anglers always find it frustrating to fish for cut fish and this is simply because of two reasons, the first one is the idle mathematical run time you give the catfish, it’s important to know that catfish have 2 run sessions, the first one is to take the bait and quickly run away from other fish and this run can be harsh and then after getting to safety the fish will prepare to swallow the fish hence the run slowing down dramatically and then after you will get the second run which will be harsh and then you can start setting the hook and you will have then on, second the type of hook is also very important as straight hooks need more experience anglers if you’re not sure it’s better to stick to circle hooks as they hook automatically hence increasing your chances of hooking the fish.
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