Watamu, Kalifi Country, Kenya

 34 FT   5 PAX
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Welcome to Alleycat big game fishing, owned and run by Capt. Peter Darnborough. Pete has fished off Watamu Kenya for the last forty years, of which twenty eight have been as a professional big game fishing skipper. Pete's boundless enthusiasm combined with his undoubted experience makes a trip with him a special occasion every time. Here's Pete with a brief fishing history.

"My passion for fishing started when I was about 4 years old when my father took us on a family fishing trip to lake Naivasha where we caught large mouth bass, from that day the seed had been sown and any chance I had I would be fishing no matter where, ponds, dams, lakes, rivers and of course the sea. I was fortunate that my Dad had a passion for fishing and he built his own Sport fishing boat that he kept at Watamu, from this boat I was given the chance to experience the world of big game fishing and I have never looked back. I started my professional career as a sport fishing mate on David Slater's 32 feet Hartley called Honeylulu, I was 16 years old. David was considered one of the top Captains off the Kenya coast at this time and I gained invaluable knowledge from him . Not long after I joined David I was given the opportunity to Skipper Honeylulu as a new 43 feet Bertram had just arrived which David was going to run. The season I ran Honeylulu convinced me that this was the life I wanted, so here I am today still in Watamu and Still fishing."

Pete has made his name over the years for live baiting for big fish on the incredibly productive Watamu banks, canyons and mountains that lie just out of the harbor entrance. His boats have been involved with a large percentage of the big black marlin caught out of Watamu. While hunting the big blacks in this area you are in one of the most notorious shark areas on the Kenyan coast. A group of bull sharks or a big tiger shark is not good news if your fighting a big marlin or when live bait is hard to find, but can be a sight to behold as they are released or tagged alongside the boat.

The sailfish run up off Malindi is only a short journey up the coast, where Pete has had numerous days with over 20 sailfish. Fly fishing for sailfish can be arranged but must be requested in advance.

 Fly Fishing,  Light tackle,  Liveaboard,  Long Range,  Night fishing,  Popper/Lure fishing,  Trolling
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Pete Darnborough
Alleycat Fishing

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