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Ras Nungwi is situated in close proximity to some of Africa’s best deep sea fishing grounds. The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent year round game fishing opportunities. Our resident fishing sports fishing operator is Zanzibar Big Game Fishing, part of the Zanzibar Water sports group.

A full set of tackle is provided on both boats, with Penn international rod and reels, spooled with 80 1b, 50 1b and 30 1b mono line. Clients who wish to use their own lighter tackle are welcome, and we are conversant with the IGFA fly-fishing regulations.

Our experienced skipper can instruct novices and talk fishermen through any procedure in the course of reeling in their catch. Tag and release is generally encouraged for all big fish unless it is the fisherman’s first ever catch, his biggest to date, or if it is likely to be an East African or All Africa record.

August to November provides really good sport for the big Yellow fin Tuna, one of the strongest fish around. Big Blue Marlin and a number of Striped and Black Marlin are also found, as well as Sailfish. During this season, multiple hook ups are normal, when the ocean can come alive with huge schools of Tuna in pursuit of smaller fish.

During the billfish season, which is from November to March, Striped Marlin are the most prolific, sometimes showing in packs of up to ten. Large Blue and Black Marlin are also quite common during this period.

Haraka is a 2006 model Gulf craft Sport Fishing 35. She is powered by twin Volvo Penta inboard engines and is fitted with a fly bridge. Equipped to a very high standard with the latest equipment, she cruises at 38 knots, allowing her to reach distant fishing grounds in the minimum of time. For those wishing to fish in true style, Haraka is the obvious choice.

Timimi is a custom built Windy 24. She is built as a big game fishing boat, with ample deck space for fighting fish, including the provision of fighting chair. The vessel has a toilet on board, and a comfortable cabin to keep out of the sun. She is powered by twin 85hp Yamaha outboard engines and has an inboard fuel capacity of 400 liters. Timimi is fully equipped with GPS, cooler echo sounder for ultra deep sounding, and fish finder.

Suli Suli is a 24ft T-top mono hull fibre-glass boat. She is powered by two 40hp outboard motors producing a top speed of 20 knots. With open decks the vessel is ideal for fly-fishing. The boat has GPS and Radio as well as all required safety features. She has two out riggers and five rods in the standard fishing set up. All the tackle on board is Shimano Tiagra spooled with 20lb line.

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