Kyle caught this wonderful Elongate Tigerfish (Hydrocynus forskali) near South Island while fishing with Reel Africa off South Island.
While fishing with Andrew below Murchison Falls, angler Steve Carey hooked into this impressive Sematundu Catfish (Bagrus docmak). It took 45 minutes to bring in, having wrapped herself round a submerged tree trunk in these crocodile infested waters. She was released to live on in this beautiful place.
The Victoria Nile flows from Lake Victoria down to Lake Albert and is fished in Reel Africa’s “Roots of the Nile” itinerary.
New Year’s Day and Arthur Chege’s birthday we set off to the Kora Rapids below George Adamson’s Kampi Ya Simba to see what we could catch there. Arthur tied up a california sliding rig with a bit of lemon soap on a large circle, and within minutes was attached to this impressive Widehead Catfish (Clarotes laticeps) which was quickly photographed and gently released. What a great way to start 2016.
Kora Rapids are one of the great destinations in Reel Africa’s Source to Sea itinerary that takes anglers on an odessy from the moorlands of Mount Kenya down the Tana River and out into the Indian Ocean.
The Reel Africa team were called in to help Alaska TV produce an episode for their “Fishing Impossible” series. Charlie, Fish & Jay had the challenge of catching high altitude equatorial Rainbow Trout on the top of Mount Kenya, avoiding hippo and elephant on the Laikipia plateau while they caught Sharptooth Catfish in the Ewaso Narok, and finally a mad adventure to catch Nile Perch on Lake Turkana. Much of the time the weather was against us with torrential rain, flooded rivers and a full on sandstorm hitting us in the desert; but we had moments of perfection when it all came together to make what we think is an excellent piece of Television. Huge challenges, long hours, lots of laughs, bumps, bruises and tough fun. Loved it!
Fishin’ Impossible will be broadcast soon.
Mount Kenya National Park holds some great fly fishing tarns and streams. These equatorial monsters grow to wonderful sizes like this beast Andrew caught on a black fritz brought in on a deep retrieve on Lake Ellis.