Freshwater fishing in East Africa

Victoria, Victoria Nyanza, Ukereoue — a lake in East Africa, located in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. The lake lies at an altitude of 1134 meters above sea level. It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world after lake superior, the largest lake of Africa.

The lake was discovered in 1858 by Explorer John Henning Speke and was named after British Queen Victoria.

The lake area is 68 thousand sq. km, length from North to South-320 km, the greatest width from West to East — 275 km, Maximum depth — 80 m.

In lake Victoria empties into abundant river Kagera (considered to be the source of the Nile), and flows the Victoria Nile. The lake is navigable, the locals are engaged in fishing. North shore crosses the equator.

The main commercial fish, the dream of fishermen and the main predator of the lake is the Nile perch. The weight of individual instances of up to 140 kg and above, up to 1.5 meters. Lake Victoria — the perfect habitat for this fish. The perch is held mainly in areas with slow flows, shallow depths and in the backwaters, overgrown plants.

Victoria — a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania,Kenya and Uganda. Located at an altitude of 1134 meters above sea level. It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world after lake superior the largest lake in Africa.

The lake was discovered and named after Queen Victoria by British Explorer John Henning Speke in 1858.

The lake has many Islands. In the humid lake Victoria flows into the river Kagera (Nile is considered a source), follows the Victoria Nile. The lake is navigable, the people engaged on it fishing. North shore crosses the equator.

FISHING ON LAKE VICTORIA IN TANZANIA. THE ISLAND OF RUBONDO

National Park island of Rubondo covers an area of 240 sq. km is Located in the North-West of the country in the waters of the largest lake in Africa – Victoria.The Park not only offers Hiking tours around the island, but boating, Canoeing, sport fishing. The main object of fishing – tilapia and Nile perch.

The Nile perch was started in lake on the coast of Uganda in 1954 with the aim of increasing the number of fish, however, kept the population low until 1980, after which its population started growing, which led to the extinction of many species of native fish. On this momentile perch — the main predator of lake Victoria. The weight of individual instances of up to 140 kg, size up to 1.5 meters. It — the main commercial fish in the lake.

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