Uganda is endowed with one third of fresh water bodies and this offers an opportunity for sport fishing on the lakes and rivers as well as encourages fishing as an economic activity. The two common methods of fishing include net fishing and basket fishing. These can be carried out in lakes like: Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake Kyoga and along River Nile. The most common types of fish caught in these waters are Tilapia and Nile Perch.
The Nile Perch, commonly weighs 60kg with a record catch of 100kg. It is abundant in Lake Victoria and in the River Nile. Other species in the river include Tilapia and the ferocious fighter, the Tiger fish, which is common in Lake Albert. Murchison Falls is another place for sport fishing.