Autumn 2016 - the Kenya holiday is booked. The Diani Beach is to go in February 2017.
Now the most important - a big game boat still needs to be chartered. Quickly I found the Internet
A Bertram the Shuwari. The contact was fast and friendly. Three flights
(Including one night trip) were announced to the desired date.
February 2017 - finally arrived in Kenya. On the second day Raymond Matiba visited us at our hotel.
The wish dates were confirmed and discussed in more detail.


1st Fishing Day

As a knocked out waiting for a taxi in front of the hotel and take us to the Shuwari.After a warm welcome
And an instruction is already going on. As soon as we are on the reef are already the trolling lures
Expertly designed. The first fish is a bonito, which my 10-year-old son can drill.Throughout the day
Follow a few gold mackerels. Around noon then the long-sighted first Marlin attack. A striped one
Screams between the lures in the air. NO STRIKE! Half an hour later a Tiagra howls loudly.
STRIKE! Again a gestreifer, which after 20min. (About 2.50m and 56kg) is landed.Unfortunately the time was after
And we had to return.


2.Angeltag (Overnight)

Early mornings at 6.30am starts the 24h trip. The crew is ready to go fishing. After a good coffee is
Then the last fatigue. The weather still means good with us today - calm sea and bright sun.
The billfisch had it however today not in a hurry. Only in the late morning there was the first attack of a Sailfish.
In the course of the day, 5 Sailfish attacks 2 were successfully converted and released. An attack of a Blue Marlin
Unfortunately did not lead to success. As an by-catch, there were 2 gold mackerels. In the late afternoon, the crew prepared the equipment
For the night fishing. A safety instruction for the Nachangeln was not missing.About 7 pm started then
The trolling on the knight of the billfish - swordfish. No half an hour later a roll came out loud. BROAD BILL!
Over 3 hours this fight should last - then a 131kg and about 3.60m long swordfish tamed. What a
Fight, what a fish - boat record. Now was finally time for a strengthening. Towards 00.30 hours cried again
A roll out loud. A 50kg heavy swordfish could be found after approx. 25min.Release. The rest of the night went on
calm. In the early morning we went on the way back.



Unfortunately, the weather is not very good today. The sky is drained and the sea is a little restless.
Toward 9:00 o'clock, the sky opens and the sun finally shows up. It does not take long and that
Sword of a Blue Marlin can be seen at the Lures. NO STRIKE. Not half an hour later a grain jumps between
The lures. NO STRIKE. Hope comes up! But the weather is not good with us.Around 10 am clocks
The sky and it remains the whole day. In the afternoon we change the fishing area and can still have 2 gold mackerels
outwit. Absolute highlight was the sighting of a whale shark we could observe 5m next to the boat.
At this point we would like to thank Raymond and the crew of the Shuwari!
These wonderful days will remain unforgettable.


Fred Conrad, Germany
February 2017

Fred Conrad,

My son and I had the pleasure of taking a half day fishing trip with Sport Fishing Kenya in early December 2016.  Our preliminary contact with Raymond Matiba to make arrangements went smoothly.  Raymond picked us up at our Diani Beach hotel promptly at the agreed upon time.  A short drive brought us to where the boat was moored.  We were very pleased with the top notch condition of the boat and gear.  The crew was very helpful in all aspects.  We caught several bonita in short order, which were used for bait.  We then caught 4 dorado (mahi mahi), and 1 wahoo (ono).  Since we then had all the fish we could possibly use, we tried to catch a marlin or sailfish, but were unsuccessful.  One highlight of the trip was the crew preparing a dorado fillet for lunch on the boat!

At the end of the trip, the crew prepared a couple of dorado fillets and wahoo steaks for us to bring back to the hotel, where the chef deliciously prepared them for our dinner.

I would highly recommend Sport Fishing Kenya if you want to take a fishing trip in the Diani Beach area.  All aspects of their operation are well run and professionally managed.

Bob Carter, bandscarter@comcast.net