Nile Perch

by Mark September 23, 2013

The word for perch in Swahili is sangara. Each day, we went out in the hopes of catching a sangara kubwa sana, but the very big perch eluded us. Instead we caught […]

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The Island

by Mark September 19, 2013

Rubondo is the Jurassic Park of Tanzania. A relatively unspoiled island teeming with birds, mammals and reptiles. In the complete absence of predators they have been allowed to proliferate, kept […]

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Rubondo Island

by Mark September 16, 2013

With the collapse of the perch fishery imminent and inevitable, we figured we best try our luck as soon as possible. After all, from Dar es Salaam, Lake Victoria is […]

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Manipulating Variables

by Mark September 14, 2013

““When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”  – John Muir   Imagine stocking one of the largest lakes on […]

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An African Adventure

by Mark September 09, 2013

  Upon seeing that the school year would begin with a 5-day break because of Eid, the end of Ramadan, my first thought was “Where can I go fishing?” By […]

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