The Nile Perch is a close relative of the Australian Barramundi, except that it grows to more than 5 times the size and attains a length of nearly 2 metres. Fishing will take place below Murchison Falls in Uganda, which is perhaps the last stronghold of this mighty fish. The area is a designated national park and there is no netting.
All fishing is fully guided in customised sportfishers by Nile Perch legend, Paul Goldring, and his team.
The safari includes a visit to the Masai Mara in nearby Kenya, coinciding with the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.
There’ll be outstanding accommodation all the way, with a special option for non-angling partners to do a Rwanda Gorilla Trek in conjunction with reduced fishing days.
This trip has been put together by Matt Collins of Tourica Tours, after considerable research by both Matt and Alex. This will be the fourth African fishing safari led by Alex working with Tourica Tours, the previous 3 targeting African tigerfish.
“These African fishing tours run like clockwork with Matty organising them and coming with us,” Alex said.
“I’ve chased barramundi for most of my life, and finally the chance to mix it with these true river giants has arrived.
“I look forward to helping all those in the team catch some big perch… and we’re talking fish bigger than 50kg.
“Boats are limited which is why there are only 8 spots, so first in best dressed,” Alex said.