Nile perch (Lates niloticus) might not be the first fish that comes to mind when thinking about fishing in Africa. Habitat destruction and various forms of overfishing have significantly affected the distribution and density of Nile perch populations. As one of the largest freshwater fish on Earth, it can reach sizes of up to 2 meters and weigh up to 200 kg. African Water, through their destination in Cameroon, now offers an extraordinary adventure and good chances of catching a monster Nile perch.
The perch fishing takes place almost exclusively from just before sunset until around 10:00 PM, making it a night fishing activity. During this time, the perch are actively searching for food. Some are also caught during the day, albeit more sporadically. Fly fishing at night has its own charm. It might not be for everyone at first, but you can quickly get used to it. Standing under the starry sky, surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness, is a truly exceptional experience. Guides are always nearby to help once a fish is on the line.
During the daytime, you can catch tigerfish, a very aggressive fish that can weigh up to 8 kg. Another challenging species is the Niger barb, which can be tricked with small nymphs.