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Fishing on Lake Victoria

We meet in Entebbe at UWEC (Zoo) where safe parking is available and it is a short walk to the pier from where we depart/return. Transport is provided to and from the jetty from local Entebbe and Kampala hotels upon request.

Day Trips

They normally depart between 8-9.00 am and return between 5-6.00pm from the pier. Fishing is done around local islands about a 45 minute boat trip from Entebbe. The areas fished will depend upon the weather and how the fish are biting. At certain times of the year the lake can be very rough with large swells and so then we tend to utilize the sheltered bays for fishing. Lunch will be sandwiches, hot dogs, salad or similar served on board the boat moored in a shady spot in an island bay. Beers, mineral water & sodas are available on board.

Overnight Trips

The overnight trips are currently accommodated at a local rustic but comfortable camp on Bugala Island in the Sseses, and include accommodation and all meals whilst on the island. A cash bar facility is available at the camp serving beers, sodas and some spirits and wine. If clients have particular preferences please check with us beforehand regarding availability. Bottled water is also available or clients can bring their own. A generator ensures the camp is lit at night between 7-10pm but we recommend that each person brings his own torch too. Ablution facilities are available with flushing toilets and self contained showers.

Equipment & Facilities on board

An 18 foot sea going ski boat with single foam filled hull, powered by 2 X Mariner 60HP outboard engines boat has a maximum seating capacity of 8 passengers plus skipper and a maximum of 4 people fishing at any one time (to avoid line tangling etc). An in-board Volvo Penta powered 24 foot cabin cruiser can also be used for fishing up to 4 fishermen

Our boats are equipped with an overhead sun canopy, rain suits (there can be a certain amount of spray when the lake is rough), electronic fish finder, GPS, mobile phone, life jackets, flares, basic first aid box and fire extinguisher on board for your safety. Our skippers are experienced local guides who have a good knowledge of the lake as well as fishing.

All equipment and lures for perch are supplied, but anglers are free to bring their own, especially lighter equipment for tilapia. Anything damaged or lost will need to be paid for before disembarkation. Lures are between 15-20USD each if lost.

What to bring on board

We suggest you bring as much sun protection as possible – hats, sunglasses, creams as it can be quite hot out on the lake. Strops or sandals are a good idea as you may well get wet feet – especially getting on and off the boat! Insect repellent is a good idea. A camera if you’d like to capture “the big fish” on film and a pair of binoculars if you are keen on birdlife. Light daywear such as T shirts and shorts are normally fine but we recommend a sweater or light jacket in case the weather is a little cool. Obviously if you are staying overnight you will need your personal belongings – clothes, medication, toiletries etc for the duration of the stay. If you are a smoker – take your stocks with you – shops are few and far between!