Fishing

The fishing in Lake Victoria is exciting, and both Nile Perch and Tilapia can be caught. At Mfangano Island Camp we have a number of fishing boats, which have been well equipped for trawling for Nile Perch.

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Lake Victoria

The Nile Perch is the king of the lake’s fish. It can grow to 1.8 metres (6 feet) long, and weigh 140 kilograms (300 pounds). Fish of 5 to 15 kilos are regularly caught, and are delicious eating.

We have all of the necessary fishing tackle that you require, and our well-trained boatman will give you all the help that you need.

In the shallows there are Tilapia, which can be caught either amongst the reeds from one of our boats, or off the jetty.

Casting for Tilapia at sunset, with a glass of chilled white wine, is a pleasant way to spend an evening. Whilst you are fishing you can enjoy the bird-life resident along the lake shore, the families of otters amongst the rocks and colourful Luo fishing villages along the shore. You can then savour your freshly caught fish for lunch or dinner, prepared by our expert local chefs.