In the 1960 a dam was
built on the Nile at Aswan, the resulting lake Nasser has flooded over
6,200 square kilometers of the Nile Valley, creating one of the largest
man made lakes in Africa. The fish population of the original river was
presented with a huge lake to live and have thrived in their new
habitat, specially the tilapia and their predators, Nile Perch, tiger
fish and the big catfish.
Lake Nasser has the best
Nile Perch fishing in the world, aside from terrific angling, the lake
is a lovely place to visit. It's a magical wilderness of stunning desert
scenery, bordered by the clean water of the lake, which is dotted with
rocky islands, there is an atmosphere of tranquility, vastness and
adventure; a wilderness where anglers literally have hundreds of square
miles to themselves.
A fishing safari on Lake
Nasser is as close to the real meaning of the world safari as you are
likely to find a style of mobile camping that combines comfort with
the incredible experience of being out of the real wildness.
The weather is nearly
always sunny and bright, 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.
Most anglers who visit the
lake Nasser for the first time will catch the biggest fresh water fish
of their life.
Most Camps are located on
clear sandy beaches and where ever possible close to shore fishing area.
At Night in camp under the desert star, one hears all sorts of sounds
frogs, crickets, owl
The Area we fish are
extremely remote and you will be completely cut off from all
There are more than 100
species of birds have been recorded, in most areas there are crocodile
and monitor lizards, other types of wild life.
Best time of fishing
Season A: From February to
end of July
From approximately mid
March through to the end of July the Nile perch are found in Shallow
Season B: From Mid October
until end of January.
The lake is at its highest
level and the Nile perch are found in deeper water. If u want to capture
the big fish then season b is your best bet .season A will provide you
with more action and fun but the average size of the fish capture lends
to be Similar.
+ please take into
consideration that the months of April & May October & November re
very high season and are often booked up will in advance .
Safari Start point
We start our safari from
either the high dame at Aswan or from Garf Hossein witch is 160
kilometers south of Aswan. Safari that start from Aswan involve a
fifteen- minute bus ride from Either Aswan airport (or hotel) to the
high dam where we meet the boats. We normally travel, in the fishing
boat, for two or three hours to reach the best fishing areas and then
start the safari.
Garf Hussein is on the west
bank of the lake Nasser and about 11/2
hour road journey from Aswan.
Time spent trolling
Your Nubian guide is expected to troll for at least 8 hours a day. The
main reason for a eight hour trolling limit is that it is hot and tiring
work trolling under the desert sun; anther reason is the fuel supply. We
have reserves but have to be careful, as there is no fuel available on
Loose, fragile rocks pose
the greatest personal hazard on Lake Nasser, as a matter of precaution
always wear shoes and always look where you re walking, take care when
shore fishing and wear shoes with a Grip .
It is always advisable to
go shore fishing with another person if u are going out of sight of
camp. Don't swim while you are shore fishing. There is a slight risk of
crocodiles that might not have been scared off by your quiet approach.
Lake Nasser area has been a desert for thousands of years ,
which mean there is no wild life
The scorpions found at the Egyptian desert are
not fatal but their string is very painful. They live under rocks by day
coming out by night. As a precaution always wear shoes at night and if
you put any thing down on the ground always pick it up carefully. Never
leave open bags on the shore at night .
There are snakes in the desert, if you
see a snake don't panic, instead calmly back a way slowly and let it go
on its way.
The area we fish are
extremely remote and you will be completely cut from all
A boat safari is similar to
the old style African safari where cross country vehicles are used for
game viewing and traveling and are supported by a large truck carring
the camping equipment. Each boat is fitted with a long-rang fuel tanks.
A 12v lighting system, a fish finder, scales up to 200Ib and plenty of
storage area for your equipment. The bow deck and stern decks provide
ideal casting platform and there is an all around deck in case a quick
maneuver is needed when a big fish takes a dive under the boat.
Each boat has on board
sleeping facilities with two dunks that have full size single mattress.
At night the cabin can enclosed by canavas , providing a cozy sheltered
Each boat is fitted with a fish finder and
weighting scales up to 220LB
Mother ships are an
essential component of a well organized safari is fitted with a toilet &
shower, built in kitchen, large Ice box
Enable comfortable camps to
be set up to close to the best fishing area.
Steals boat provide
anglers with an alternative fishing platform to fish areas quietly and
You can come
on a day fishing trip on any day of the year From 08.00AM to 4.30 PM
Cost per person per day:
Nile Perch are the largest
freshwater fish in the world, researches shows that the Nile perch have
a better chance of reaching record sizes in lakes than river system.
Tiger fish abound in the
lake. And the several species the most common is Hydrocynus forskalli
that can grow to 16 Lb.
The size and strength of a
Nile perch is one thing but for sheer sport on light tackle a tiger
takes a lot of beating. A tiger can leap clear of the water and throw
your hook, break wire trace, rattle swivels to bits, and generally wreak
havoc on tackle.
There are 18 species of
catfish in the lake of which two are of interest vendu and Bagrus. Cat
fish can be caught whilst trolling but you have the much better chance
ledgering for them at the night with bead bait.
Catfish forage along the
shoreline looking for food that has been washed up on the beach. When
using dead bait at night only cast the bait 2 to 3 meters from the
shoreline don't cast out into deep water.
What to Bring
we need a clear photocopy of the information
pages of your passport .these passport copies must reach us at least
three weeks before you travel otherwise we might not be able to get your
permission to visit lake Nasser .
Government fishing permits and taxes are
included in the price of the safari.
During the summer months light cotton clothing
is advisable and a cap or sun hat is necessary. bring a light jacket or
sweatshirt for the cooler evening
Get sun block
In the winter months you will need a warm
jersey along with a good windproof coat for the evenings.
Good footwear is important , specially for
You will need rubber or similar soles for
gripping on rocks
Get shoes with sides high enough to protect
Sleeping bag (we will provide you with a
freshly laundered sleeping bag sheet, blankets and a billow with a fresh
pillow case. some anglers prefer to bring their own sleeping bag.
Basic first Aid Kit ( there is a basic first
Aid box in your fishing boat and the supply boat carries a more
extensive first Aid box )
Torch and spare batteries
Plastic bags to protect you camera from Dust.