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Big Game Fishing | Kenya

Kenya was originally put on the fishing map by the most famous of all big game anglers Ernest Hemingway. Since his books and articles many years ago now, the fishing in Kenya has gone from strength to strength. With the investment of big and better boat fishing areas like the North Kenya Bank are now accessible for day fishing trips. Fishing in Kenya is also one of the few places in the world big game fishing anglers can achieve the fantasy slam, catching 5 different species of billfish in any one day.

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Kenya is the ultimate destination for big game fishing giving anglers the opportunity to catch record-sized fish. In the early days, it was made famous for being one of the best Sailfish destinations in the world and even more so to date with all the new fishing techniques practised for safe catch and release. Kenya’s coastline has been fished by many adventurous anglers such as Ernest Hemmingway who classed the Striped Marlin fishing as being the best there was.

In the past 30 years Kenya’s sports fishing industry has grown massively and with the arrival of modern more powerful purpose-built game boats. The fishing grounds, such as the North Bank are now done on a day trip rather than an expedition over several days.

Kenya is one of the few places in the big game fishing world where a fantasy slam (5 different billfish) is a definite possibility. The first achieved in March 2005, included 2 Black Marlin, 1 Blue Marlin, 1 Striped Marlin, 5 Broadbill and 2 Sailfish, all released. Then again twice in 2009. The second big advantage is the benign weather close to the equator, making ‘blowouts’ very rare.

Whether you see yourself sipping cocktails and soaking up the sun from the comfort of our beach-front bar or battling with some of the best big game fish, Ocean Sports Resort has it all. Ocean Sports has 19 Standard Sea View rooms and 7 Garden View rooms. These are all beautifully spaced out ensuring peace and privacy. Each room has a veranda and en-suite bathroom with hot showers, towels and toiletries. Twin, double and triple rooms are available and extra beds or cots can be added for children. All rooms are air-conditioned and beds have mosquito nets. There is a room safe for valuables, and laundry service available at a small extra cost.

If you have any questions about our fishing trips to Kenya can contact our friendly team who will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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