Species of the Malindi waters:
Full day - 6:30 to 16:30 (10 hours)
Short day - 6:30 to 13:30 (7 hours)
On our "normal" daily Trips, fishing starts right off the Malindi Waters.
Depending on the fishing and seasonal conditions, we then head for the known Hotspots
(e.g. Mambrui, Ngomeni, Watamu Banks, Rips...) trying different techniques:
Whatever our clients want, the experienced kingfisher crews are always trying to fullfill their wishes.
The novice angler is encouraged to hook the fish on his own
and the helpful crew will patiently teach him all the tricks.
NORTH KENYA BANK
The North Kenya Bank (NKB) starts 36 miles from Malindi. It is a steep Bank, which rises up from very deep water. It is these steep banks that attract Bait Fish and in turn bring in the predators.Due to the distance one must cover to reach the Banks we do a 2-day / 1 night trip out there. We leave Malindi harbour at l0 am and cruise out at 15-20 knots. It normally takes 2 1/2 hours to reach the closest point where the Bank starts to rise “the inside Ledge”. From here we start trolling at normal speed. All 3 of the Marlin family and Sailfish are found here, and it is these fish that one targets during the day. Any fish caught on the fist day are tagged/released unless they are needed for bait. From August to November the Banks hold shoals of big Yellow-fin Tuna ranging from 25 - 100kgs. At this time of year we do Day Trips out to the NKB, as these fish are great sport.With the 2-day trip we fish slowly out to the "outside drop off" where the water is very deep and the night is spent hunting the elusive Broadbill Swordfish. Billfish and Tuna have been caught right out to the Broadbill spot, which is 55-60 miles from Malindi. At sundown the crew prepare for night fishing. This either entails "drifting" with squid deep down or “trolling" very slowly with lures and light sticks. The latter technique is proving to be the most successful. It was first used in Kenya three some years ago and is now spreading worldwide. The next day is spent fishing back to Malindi. Most of the time we fish until 2pm and then cruise back, getting in at around 4.30pm. We have had some incredible results from this area.
For those who find the North Kenya Banks trip too long, yet still want to catch a Broadbill, there is the South Mlima. The South Mlima is about 25 miles from Malindi
and therefore it doesn't take too long to get there and the Broadbill fishing has been very good in this area. Our biggest Broadbill was caught here
We offer two different options on this trip:
Kingfisher Fishing Ltd P O Box 29, Seafront Road Malindi 80200, Kenya
Telephone: +254 271 832 803 or +254 273 206 727
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