Kenya Sea Fishing
The waters of the Kenyan coast are world-renowned for hosting some of the best deep-sea fishing. What sets Kenya apart from other fishing destinations is the unique combination of underwater terrain, ocean currents and coastal winds.
Kenya generally has all year-round offshore fishing with a short off season in May-June. July, August and September, sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) and black marlin (Istiompax indica) often come inshore in numbers, together with wahoo, giant trevally, kingfish and enormous yellowfin tuna, which can produce some of the best bait fishing.
The main billfish season runs from the end of September, when sailfish populations increase, to late March. Around the end of the year, the winds from the north start to blow, the Kaskazi - this brings the marlin. The seas are warmer and calmer during the Kaskazi months, December to March, than from March to December when the Kusi, the south-east monsoon blows.
All three of the primary marlin can be fished for until April - the striped (Kajikia audax), blue (Makaira mazara) and black marlin (Istiompax indica) - it is also a good time of year for broadbill Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), which tend to be more active in the upper layers of the water at night.
Malindi Sea Fishing Club
The Swahili coastal town of Malindi, is surrounded by warm sandy beaches, High Sand dunes and a vibrant River Ecosystem. Historically Malindi has been by many cultures
The town, founded around the 1st Century AD, has come under many influential forces; more recently, the 16th Century saw a Portuguese decree, while in the 17th Century, Malindi was ruled by the Sultan of Oman and Zanzibar for another 200 years before the Scramble and Partition of Africa, which saw the town alongside other parts of the country under the British rule in the 19th Century.
Malindi Sea Fishing Club is a famous institution, founded in 1959 for "the betterment and advancement of sea sports in the Malindi area with special reference to salt water fishing" - from here we use one of Kenya's oldest sea fishing family businesses, who we consider to be one of the best and most experienced on the African coast, as do many who understand big game sea fishing in the Indian Ocean.
All the fishing boats we use support wholeheartedly the practice of ‘Tag and Release’ for billfish, shark and many of the game fish.
Billfish Fever in Malindi
A Drinking Village with a Fishing Problem!
Every year, between October and March, anglers from across the world visit Kenya to experience the ultimate in offshore angling - a taste of Malindi, the people and the fishing...
The southern tip of the North Kenya Banks are forty miles straight off Malindi, a steep Bank, which rises up from very deep water, which attract Bait Fish and in turn bring in the predators. This huge bank runs north from Malindi to the northern border, off Lamu and Kiwayu.
Situated on the southern end of an archipelago of islands running north towards Somalia, Lamu is surrounded by countless under water canyons, mountains and drop offs, also is the closest point to the north end of the North Kenya Bank, many of the big marlin have been fought off this fascinating archipelago.
Kiwayu is a smaller island north of Lamu, in the remote Kiunga Marine Park. These virgin waters are rarely visited making fishing these areas a joy without other boats pushing the fish down.
For a true sea fishing safari, please contact us on +44 (0)20 3196 1962 - from Malindi to Lamu and Kiwayu, fishing the best underwater canyons and banks, and staying at some of the most beautiful and pristine island hotels and barefoot lodges on the Kenya shoreline.
If you would prefer to leave us a time that suits you on our Contact Us page, we will call you.
KENYA 'TAG & RELEASE'
Fish are tagged to obtain information on their movements and growth. Both pieces of information can contribute to the more effective management of fish stocks.
“You are killing me, fish,” the old man thought.
“But you have a right to. Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful,
or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother.“
Ernest Hemingway, 'The Old Man and the Sea' (1952)