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Nile Perch in Egypt
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Deckhand
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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.

 
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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.


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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!
 
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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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