Fly Fishing for Nile Perch

Sight casting in clean fresh water

Targeting Nile Perch with a fly rod is a challenge few fly fishermen have had the chance to experience. This is your opportunity to fly fish for some of the largest freshwater fish on the planet in surreal desert surroundings.
Lake Nasser provides one of the better Nile perch venues mainly due to the clear visibility of the lake water and the ability to ‘sight cast’. An added bonus is the abundance of Tiger fish; although they are smaller than Nile perch, they can grow to 16lb with an average size of 2 to 4 pounds, size for size Tiger fish are some of the hardest fighting fresh water fish there are.

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What Can I Expect To Catch?       On average the Nile perch you catch will be between 10lb to 40lb beyond this who knows; there are Nile perch in the lake over 200 lbs. The fly record is 67lbs; we expect this record to be broken soon. The problem which needs to be solved is how to encourage and successfully hook up the bigger fish with a fly; with a single hook it is difficult to keep bigger fish hooked up – many are lost after striking because of their exceptionally bony mouths. Our guides know where the fish are and will put you on to them; then it is up to your skill to hook and land them. The potential is definitely there; after all we catch huge fish with lures. Tiger fish grow to 16 lbs and are outstanding sport with medium weight gear.

We operate three styles of fishing safari, each with slightly different options. Or, if you are just passing through Aswan and don’t have enough time you can come for one day fishing.

Lake Nasser Safari
This safari is for anglers who would like to come on their own or with a friend and join in the atmosphere of a sociable camp with other fishermen. If you would like to book a single place on one of these safaris you are welcome.
You have two options ….
(1) Make your own arrangements to reach Aswan to join this safari. We will meet you at the airport, your hotel or Nile cruise ship and then transfer you to and from the safari start point on the lake for a 5 nights and 6 days fishing safari only.
(2) Come on a 7 nights & 8 day package which include all your arrangements (not flights) from your arrival in Egypt until you board your homebound flight.

Short Fly Fishing Safari
Our short safaris are designed to be included into your holiday itinerary for Egypt. These shorter safaris give you the flexibility to choose how long you stay on the Lake. The minimum charter is two nights & three days.
3 days & 2 nights: Starts weekly on Saturday
4 days & 3 nights: Starts weekly on Tuesday
5 days & 4 nights: Starts weekly on Sunday
If you would like to combine your fishing holiday with visiting some of ancient Egypt’s ancient monuments then let us know; living in Egypt we are in a good position to offer you good advice.

Private Fly Fishing Safari
Charter one or more fishing boats supported by a Mother Ship for your own private use. This safari can start or end on any day of the year and last for as long as is required which is ideal for anglers who would like to have the flexibility of deciding how long they want to stay on the lake. The Nubian Safari offers a degree of independence which many anglers prefer and is perfect for a small group of friends who would like to set out and explore the lake, at their own pace, on a private fishing adventure that has few equals anywhere.

Solo Travellers are welcome
On two of our safaris the Abu Simbel Safari and the Lake Nasser Safari, pay for one place from the price of 2 sharing a live aboard fishing boat plus the single boat supplement. You then have the option of using the fishing boat and guide for your own personal use, or we can try to find a suitable partner; if we find someone then neither of you will pay the single boat supplement.

Family:    Adults pay the full amount under the price band of the number of family members travelling together and each child who is 20 years old or younger will get a 20% discount off the same price band.
Father and Son or Daughter:    This has been popular with Dad’s who would like to take their son (or daughter) on a fishing adventure. To qualify for a discount the child’s age must be under 21 years of age. The child or children sharing a boat with Dad each gets a 20% discount from the selected safari price. The Father pays the full amount under the price band for 2 anglers sharing a fishing boat.
Organizer:    If you have a group of six or more adults coming on the same safari the ‘organizer’ who is the 6th person gets a 20% discount off the cost of their safari.

"I wanted to tell you what a fantastic operation you're running on Lake Nasser. Although it was a bit early in the season, the Tiger Fishing was off the hook, and I caught enough perch to keep me dreaming. It really is such a unique experience to be able to see some of the most important historical sites on the planet one day and stick 20 tigers the next! Your guides, your staff, and the operation as a whole are all something to be proud of. Having guided in central Africa for the past nine years I am impressed by what you have created. Fantastic!" - Peter DeBaun – US Fly fishing guide May 2014

  • Fly Fishing Safari

    Fly Fishing Safari

    Contact us to check availability for your preferred dates or for any other special arrangements you would like us to help you with. Single Travelers are welcome we have very reasonable single boat supplements or we can try to help you link up with a partner. Read More
  • Short Fly Fishing Safari

    Short Fly Fishing Safari

    If you are limited for time you have available to come fishing on Lake Nasser then you can include a short fishing safari into your holiday itinerary for Egypt. These shorter safaris give you the flexibility to choose how long you stay on the Lake. Read More
  • Private Fly Fishing Safari

    Private Fly Fishing Safari

    For fly fishermen who would like to charter a safari unit for their own personal use which offers a degree of independence many anglers prefer. This safari is perfect for two anglers or a group of friends and family who would like to set out Read More
  • Day Fishing

    Day Fishing

    You can come for a day's fishing for Nile perch on any day of the year. We will collect you from your hotel or cruise ship at 07.30am and then transfer you to the lake for a day fishing which ends at approximately 4.30pm when Read More
  • Safari Boats & Guides

    Safari Boats & Guides

    Fishing safari units are made up of live aboard fishing boats supported by a Mother Ship. You spend the day fishing and exploring the lake in your own fishing boat and then link up with the mother ship for meals and overnight stops. Each fishing Read More
  • Fly Fishing Guide

    Fly Fishing Guide

    You need to be well prepared to take on the bigger Nile perch also; this guide has useful information about recommended rod weights, reels, line and suggested flys to help you get the best results from your fishing safari. Also target species and fishing methods. Read More
  • Nile Perch Books

    Nile Perch Books

    John Wilson MBE UK’s best known sport fishing personality has written several books with chapters about his adventures on Lake Nasser. Also, Tim Baily who pioneered Nile Perch safaris on the lake co-authored NILE PERCH – The Ultimate Guide for Anglers Read More
  • Enquiry


    Contact us to check availability for your preferred dates or for any other special arrangements you would like us to help you with. Single Travelers are welcome we have very reasonable single boat supplements or we can try to help you link up with a partner. Read More
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African Angler Pty Ltd

PO Box 1063
Sydney NSW 1585
Tel: + (61) (02) 9992 0997
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Tim Baily - Aswan Egypt
African Angler (Egypt)

PO Box 191
Tel: + (20) (097) 0122 7491 892
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