Fishing in Egypt
Salt Water And Fresh Water With a variety of species of fishes
Taking a day out fishing at sea is a great way to relax, if you need to make your experience more valuable, it is preferred to fish in Egypt. Fishing in Egypt has a great history that dates back to the ancient Egyptians.
Actually, Egypt is considered a wonderful fishing destination for both Saltwater that represented in the Red Sea, where Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, and Mars Alam, plus The Gulf of Suez, and the Mediterranean, besides the freshwater in The Nile, and the Nasser lake.
Each fishing water in Egypt has its unique magic and special fishes. So, if you are a hobbyist, or even if you have not fished before, fishing in Egypt will be a remarkable experience.
Fishing in Lake Nasser
When Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960s, Lake Nasser flooded over 6,200 sq. km to be one of the largest manmade lakes in the world located in Upper Egypt, and become one of the most charming places for fishing in Egypt. A lot of tourists come to Egypt to especially fish from Lake Nasser. It is home to around 32 species of fishes, including the Tilapia and their predators, Nile perch, Tigerfish, and big catfish.
Actually, Lake Nasser is the only place full of crocodiles, as the lake is filled with Egypt’s stock of crocodiles that come from African countries. So, while fishing, you can enjoy taking memorial photos with crocodiles.
Lake Nasser invites guests to fish Tilapia in March, perch, and catfish that resurface in September, and if you dream of fishing big fishes, February will be the best month to fish in the Lake Nasser, as around the year fishing in Lake Nasser is available.
Fishing in the Nile
On the same approach of the ancient Egyptians in fishing Nile perch, you can live the same adventure targeting one of the largest freshwater fish in the world, besides fishing the legendary Nile perch, and fishing Tigerfish with its vicious teeth. As well you can enjoy fishing the tasty Tilapia.
That is how fishing in Egypt will get you the chance to live as a Pharoah, living some moments of his life and experience the same adventure, fishing from the god of them to get its good. Yes, fishing in the Nile, means that Hapi will provide you with the good the same as when it was doing with the ancient Egyptians, as per the ancient Egyptian beliefs.
Fishing in the Red Sea
If you dream of fishing in a warm climate, even in winter with beautiful turquoise waters and relatively calm and warm seas that teem with fish all year round, fishing in Egypt’s red sea will be your ideal choice.
There are 1248 species of fish in the Red Sea, of which more than two hundred exist in plentiful numbers. But there are species that illegal to be fished, so please ask the captain before fishing.
Fishing in the Mediterranean Sea
When you want to catch gray mullet and red mullet, 525 km of Mediterranean coasts await.
Those waters teem with bass, red chef, bluefish, and Mosa fish. You will find in the lively city of Alexandria on the eastern side of the coast the fish restaurants and fishermen, and boats that return with the daily catch.
Notes To Put In Consideration When Fishing In Egypt
- You’ll need to take your passport with you as this is required to leave Egyptian harbors.
- It is essential to wear appropriate clothing, warm clothes in winter, and a cap and/or sun cream in summer.
- Bring a towel, swimwear, and snorkeling.
- Your guide or boat captain will advise the best way to use your equipment and how to avoid getting it ensnared on the coral.
- You can also take your mobile.
Legal and Environmental Considerations When Fishing In Egypt
Please check with your Captain what is legal in terms of equipment and fish types that can be caught. This may change according to the season. Fishing nets, harpoons, and spearguns are never allowed.
Also, in some Red Sea areas, like the Wadi El Gemal and Gebel Elba Marine Parks; Fishing there is not permitted, so seek guidance first.
It is strictly prohibited to fish on or close to the reefs or to fish for turtles, sharks, Napoleon; and certain other fish types. But in most of the Egyptian Red Sea, most forms of recreational fishing are legally providing the captain has obtained the appropriate permits and limits the fishing to the areas specified in the permit.