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Nile Perch Fishing Holidays African Freshwater Giants

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Fierce Apex Predators

The Nile Perch, also known as the African snook, Goliath Perch or the Victoria Perch, is widespread throughout much of the Afrotropical realm and is native to the Congo, Nile, Niger, Lake Chad, Volta and many other river basins. The species used to be far more widespread and abundant, but severe habitat destruction combined with the fact the species is of substantial economic and food-security importance, has seen populations around the globe severely decline.

Silver in colour with a blue tinge, distinctive dark-black eye, with a bright-yellow outer ring, the fish is known for its spiny dorsal fin and cavernous mouth. It’s a fierce apex predator and one that dominates its surroundings, feeding on other fish, including its own species, crustaceans, and insects. It’s also one of the largest freshwater fish globally, and anglers have landed fished to over two metres in length and over 400lb in weight.

Traditionally if you asked anglers what they associated with Nile Perch, many would give the answer lure fishing at Lake Nasser in Egypt. However, over the past few years, there has been a massive increase in popularity amongst the fly fishing community. Thanks to some hard work in a select few regions in Africa, sport fishing camps have been set up on some rivers containing the fish and these area’s have been well looked after and protected from commercial fishing and poaching. They’re now an exciting, viable target for the travelling freshwater fly fishing angler.

Gassa Camp Cameroon

Challenge your fishing ability in the wilds and experience the African bushveld at its best. Gassa Camp in Cameroon isn't about catching fish after fish, but it will present you with the opportunity to cast giant flies in the hope of catching a monster Nile Perch, and there's an excellent chance you'll achieve this and more.

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