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Big Game Fishing in Kenya with Kingfisher Sports Fishing

Kingfisher Fishing Malindi have been operating out of Malindi, Kenya for over 40 years and have established a worldwide reputation. The Kenya coast is fortunate to have some of the best fishing on the African continent with a wide variety of top sporting game fish to be caught. They stand by ‘Catch & Release’ and tag wherever possible.

Many big game fishing records for Kenya, all Africa and the World have been caught from Kingfisher boats. It was Kingfisher who caught the biggest Blue Marlin on the Kenyan coast, a grander of 1250lbs a few years ago. Malindi is best known for Sailfish which is the smallest yet most acrobatic of the Kenyan Billfish family. Great fun on light tackle (20lb and under), with their difficult takes and searing runs they can be caught throughout the season.

Stunning catch in Kenya

Black, Blue and Striped Marlin are all regularly caught off the Kenya coast. Blacks roam both shallow and deep water throughout the season and have been caught up to 850lbs. The Blue and Striped Marlin inhabit deeper blue water and they appear for a short periods during the season. Pound for pound the Broadbill Swordfish is the hardest fighting fish in the sea and these can be caught throughout the season.

Landing a fish carefully in Kenya

Yellowfin Tuna fishing is another highlight of the season producing some big quantities and sizes, with the biggest to date weighing in at 105kgs. The Tuna season runs from late July until October.

There are many different Sharks and other game fish such as Wahoo, Kingfish, Barracuda, Dorado, various Trevally, Cobia, Grouper and many other bait and bottom fish.

Kingfisher Kenya Fishing Boats

This is just a short introduction of what Kingfisher can offer you. As the fishing season progresses, we hope to share with you all the exciting highlights and catch information through this blog, so don’t go far. If you can’t wait, you can follow them on Facebook for the up-to-date feed.

The team would be happy to put a package together for you so if you are interested, please visit the Kingfisher Fishing website at telephone on +254 721 832 803 or email direct on

Allan Shephard
I've spent a big chunk of my life either fishing, talking about fishing, teaching fishing or working in the tackle trade. My hunger for ever more extreme and challenging fishing adventures continues to grow and can only be satisfied by a regular angling fix! I hold AAPGAI advanced instruction qualifications in single & double-handed fly-casting and have had articles published by some of the biggest UK fishing magazine titles. I consider myself very much an all-round angler. I have fished in over 20 countries worldwide for a variety of species in both fresh and saltwater. Advising people how to kit themselves out with tackle and clothing for their next fishing adventure is always a pleasure – please take advantage of my experience and knowledge.