The African Angler – Lake Nasser, Egypt

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The African Angler operates big-game freshwater fishing safaris on Lake Nasser in Southern Egypt. Experience quality boat safaris, fishing for Nile perch, tigerfish and giant vundu catfish on the biggest man-made lake in Africa. Trips can be booked by the day, but safaris are typically arranged for a 7-night duration.


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The fishing

Most anglers who visit Lake Nasser for the first time will catch the largest freshwater fish of their life. To date, The African Angler’s top three shore records are 179lb, 120lb and 110lb. A typical day may involve getting up at first light for a couple of hours of shore fishing and then, after breakfast, setting off in the boats for a day of combined trolling and shore fishing. At night, dead or live bait lines can be put out to catch vundu or Nile perch that might be checking out the campsite area. In effect you could be fishing for 24 hours if you have the energy. And don’t forget, there are plenty of tigerfish up to 15lb. For sheer sport on light tackle, a tiger takes some beating.

The facilities

Each boat has comfortable on-board sleeping facilities with two bunks each with full-size single mattress. This area also provides spacious daytime seating. At night, the cabin can be enclosed by canvas, providing a cosy sheltered sleeping area. Each boat cabin has a 12v lighting system. Many anglers enjoy the unique and peaceful experience of sleeping under the desert stars on the wind-protected upper deck, which has ladder access.

Four supply boats carry the safari equipment, provisions, fuel, cooks, helpers etc. They have built-in kitchens, toilet and shower and large iceboxes to keep drinks cool. A supply boat enables comfortable camps to be set up close to the best fishing areas, even when the shoreline is rocky and inhospitable.


Prices for this trip are quoted in British Pounds
Lake Nasser Safari: 7 nights/8 days from £995 (based on two sharing)
Single day trip: £195 one person (£135 each for two people)

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