I just returned from a week of fishing on Lake Nassar, the dammed up portion of the Nile River, where I was fishing for Nile perch. The trip was amazing and I caught more than my share of fish, the largest of wich weighed 75 pounds. That's not large for a Nile perch -- the all tackle record is 230 pounds and 400 pounders have been netted -- but it was still a great fish. I went with African Angler, a first rate operation. I caught most of my fish casting swim baits off the shore but also caught several trolling large Rapalas. If you want a truly unique angling experience, I recommend this trip highly.
Thanks greatly for the report. Interesting fish, interesting waters, and I'm sure a wonderful adventure. You hit one destination I'd never have considered! One more thing to put on the list of stuff I'd like to do this lifetime.
Dood that perch looks crazy. I'm just in awe at the shear size of that thing. I can't believe its considered small. WOW. Thats now added to my list along with Florida, Alaska and Sea of Cortez fishing.
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Awesome fish mate, looks a lot like the Barramundi we get here in Oz, except they dont grow anywhere near that big!!! sounds like a good trip!
Yes, it does look like a baramundi. My understanding is that the two closest relatives to the Nile perch are barramundi and snook. Just a little bigger...
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