Fishing
 
 

Red Sea Fishing
There are Dorado or Dolphin fish (which shouldn't be confused with the dolphin), which can reach up to two meters long. There are Sailfish, Barracudas, Tunas, Mackerels or Wahoos, Spotted Groupers, Amber Jacks and hundreds of other species. In the Red Sea, you will witness some of the most beautiful fish known to mankind in their natural environment.

The Lake Nasser Experience
Most anglers visiting this unique desert lake for the first time catch the largest freshwater fish of their lives. Practically everyone achieves this goal and has an angling adventure they will never forget. As well as terrific angling, Lake Nasser is a fantastic place to visit, where stunning desert scenery borders clean waters, which are in turn dotted with countless rocky outcrops and islands. There is an atmosphere of vastness and adventure as befits a wilderness where anglers have hundreds of square kilometers to themselves.

Fishing seasons:
1) From February to end of July.
2) From mid October until end of January.

We can tailor your itinerary as per your request.
 

As the worlds largest man-made lake, Lake Nasser is approximately 310 miles in length (1550 square miles) and, in places, can reach a depth of 600 feet.
The lake was created in the 1960s when the world famous High Dam was built Together with the old Aswan Dam (built by the British between 1898 and 1902) it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt.

It is named for Gamal Abdel Nasser, president of Egypt from 1956-1970.
The southern third of the lake is in Sudan and is called Lake Nubia. The lake is 312 miles (480 meters) long and covers an area of 2026 square miles (5,248 km2).

It has a maximum depth of 426.5 ft (130 m) but its mean depth is 82.6 ft (25.2 m). The Egyptian portion is 202 miles (324 km) long and has a shoreline of 4,875 miles (7,844 km). Part of the area Lake Nasser covers today was once the site of the temples of Abu Simbel.

The temple was moved but other sites of historical significance was submerged. Thirty-two species of fish, as well as Nile River crocodiles, are found in the lake. 80,000 tons of fish a year are caught.
The shoreline is a variety of desert landscapes, hilly and rugged, or flat and sandy with clean freshwater beaches.
 

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 crocodile and monitor lizards, other types of wildlife include Dorcas gazelle, jackals, desert fox, and various smaller desert mammals.

Lake Nasser is a place where a small group of anglers have literally hundreds of square miles to themselves.
Lake Nasser has arguably the best freshwater fishing in the world for both Nile perch and Tiger Fish.
There are also several species of catfish; the legendary

giant Vundu being the biggest.

Two species of Tilapia also inhabit the lake and give a good account of themselves on a fly rod. All told there are some thirty two species of fish in the lake.
 

Trolling
You will catch most of your big Nile perch while trolling. There are three reasons for this:
  1. Trolling covers a bigger area of water, potentially putting lures in  front of more big fish.
  2. Landing big fish is easier than from the shore, due to the heavier tackle used and the advantages of playing fish from a boat.
  3. Most anglers spend more time trolling than shore fishing!

 

Shore Fishing
Many Lake Nasser regulars prefer shore fishing to trolling. It requires more skill than trolling, and will often produce more fish. It can also be awesomely exciting. If you decide to give shore fishing a good try, then you will catch big fish. Most shore fishing takes place near camp in the cool of the morning, and during the break for lunch; however if we hit a group of fish while trolling, we'll often stop and shore fish. There is no doubt that huge fish can be caught shore fishing - the present record is 179lb.



Fly Fishing
Very few people have ever caught a Nile perch using a fly rod. Fly fishing for Nile perch is still in its formative stages. We still have a lot to learn about this side of the sport so only take the following as a guide line. Even the smaller Nile perch 20/30lb will provide spectacular sport on a fly rod.


 

 

 

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