The annual Invitational fishing tournament at the Uganda safari destination of Murchison Falls National Park has grown over time and is increasingly gaining round as one of the famous events that can draw world travellers to plan safari tours to Uganda.
The fishing tournament along the Nile which is the world’s longest
river traversing Murchison and dividing it into two parts is a darling
for a range of sports fishermen from different corners of the world. And
good sums of revenue have been gathered from the event. In fact, the
year 2014 the fishing tournament in Murchison gathered close to 70
million shilling and around 50 million Shillings in 2013.
It can be
noted that this year, the Invitational Fishing tournament in Murchison
Falls National Park generated over 100 million shillings which is far
higher than what was gathered in the last two years. This is good
revenue that is generated from sports fishermen who attempt to embark on
safaris in Uganda.
The Peter Bauldine who is the brain behind this annual fishing sport
noted that about 1400 Kilograms of fish were captured and then were
allowed to go back to their natural habitat after the three days event.
The event attracted 21 boats with a count of 60 fisher men. The winning
boa in the event had 269 Kilograms and Paul Bartman a South African
emerged as the winner with 120.5 Kgs of fish.
The money that was generated from this Uganda safari tour activity
would be used to renovate the Paraa School where the rangers’ children
and those of the neighboring communities school from. The funds would
also provide transport for land patrols.
The winner of the event
Paul Bartman noted that efforts to conserve fish at Murchison Falls
National Park have to be enhanced and the presence of illegal fishing
boats destroyed on the river banks is a sign of illegal finishing
occurring in the area. This year’s event attracted participants from
Holland, UK, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and
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