Egypt Fishing information, sites, tours, prices and online booking
Egypt Fishing is in fact one of the most interesting activities which you can practice in Egypt. Egypt’s access to three rich bodies of water- the Red Sea , the Mediterranean and the Nile, makes it one of most diverse fresh and salt water fishing destinations anywhere. Anglers from all over the world come to Nasser’s Lake , the top international location for Nile Perch and to take part in The Hurghada Fishing Competition at the Red Sea. Fish worshippers will feel very much at home in Egypt. Ancient Egyptians worshipped the fish goddess Hatmehit and relied on a diet of perch, catfish (even the electric variety), carps, mullets, eels, tilapia, elephant-snout fish, tiger fish, moon fish and many others.
Today, anglers on fish safaris in Egypt can catch some of the same species from the comfort of modern and adapted boat fleets or from traditional ones. Whether you are looking for turn-key deep sea fishing charters and safaris, or a quiet day spent shore fishing, Egypt is the ideal location for your next fishing adventure. Samak mashwy (grilled fish) is the signature experience for all visitors to Egypt’s beautiful northern coast. When you are in the mood to catch Murgan (Gray Mullet), and Barbuni (Red Mullet), 525 km of azure Mediterranean coastline await you. These waters and are also teeming with Sea Bass, Red Smelt, Bluefish and Sole.
If you want to catch the biggest freshwater fish in your life, Nasser’s Lake is the adventure for you. It’s world’s largest man made lake and in known to be the best freshwater fishing in the world for both Tiger Fish and Nile Perch. Since Nile Perch have a better chance of reaching record sizes in lakes rather than in river systems, most anglers at Nasser’s Lake manage to catch Perch weighing between 50 to 200lbs. Qarun’s Lake abounds with fish, especially Bulti, which is said to be better than the bulti caught from the Nile itself. Large quantities of Bulti caught here are sent to Cairo. Mullet, eel, sole and shrimp are also available as the lake becomes saltier. The new Wadi El-Rayan lakes are also now open for fishing Nile carp and Nile perch.
At 215 square km, Qarun’s Lake, Egypt’s largest salt water lake, is open to fishing from Mid-June to Mid April. Aside from rare Giant Trevally, rare Jack Trevally, Amberjack, Groupers, Page Groupers, King, Unicorn Leather Jacket, Needle Fish, Tuna, Bonito, Snappers, Breams, Barracuda, Sailfish and Mahi Mahi, what gives the Red Sea a more interesting edge over other seasonal destinations?. Serious anglers will tell you it’s the Hurghada Fishing Competition. During this annual international tournament, anglers have three days to try and catch something that will impress the judges in different categories. But pro and amateur angler alike will tell you that nothing compares to fishing the Red Sea. It’s year-round active fishing, diversity of species, ideal bottom structures, and warm climate all contribute to the wisdom of their choice.