Kenya Fly Fishers' Club (KFFC) began life as the Kenya Angling Association in 1919. It became KFFC in 1937. As such it is the oldest fishing club in East Africa. We are a private Members' Club for the amateur and expert flyfisherman and woman.
Our beautiful rivers
We are privileged to have two beautiful camps on three of Kenya's finest trout rivers, well off the beaten track and yet accessible from Nairobi. The Northern Mathioya, Gichugi; and the Southern Mathioya Rivers run east, from the Southern end of the well-known Aberdare range.
The Club's beats begin on the edge of the Aberdare Forest and run down through the upper reaches of Kikuyu tea-country for some twelve kilometres. Fishing is from both banks on these fast flowing rivers, where the water is gin-clear and the birdlife incomparable.
Rainbow Trout from the forests and foothills of the Aberdares, and from the Club's own stocking programme make up for the majority of the catch. There is also the occasional wild Brown Trout to be had. Fishing is on artificial fly. The rivers are regularly patrolled and experienced ghillies are on hand.
Our picturesque camps
We maintain two traditional hutted camps, each set in three acres of peaceful gardens with a river frontage. Each is built around a central Clubhouse with a comfortable dining room and lounge, substantial log fire, plenty of deep arm chairs and sofas and an abundance of piscatorial literature.
A cook and Houseboy manage the kitchen and stores, Cooking is by gas and lighting by electricity. Sleeping accommodation is in four traditional log bandas. Each has two comfortable beds, and a small washroom. There is also a central washing block with hot running water for showers and bathing. The Camps are extremely comfortable, but offer a feel of the 'early years'. Visitors must take their food and bed linen, in addition to fishing tackle and binoculars.
Access to the Club waters is by road, past Thika and on to Murang'a. From Murang'a a good tarred tea road leads to Kangema and the turn-offs for each of the camps. A detailed map is available to members.
Management and Membership
An elected Committee directs the affairs of Club from Nairobi; dealing with river and camp management, stocking and membership matters. The Club is proud to have overone hundred full Members' and their guests are welcome.
The Club offers year-round fishing on some of East Africa's best rivers. Our Fishing Camps provide a wonderfully relaxing getaway at a very affordable price.
The Camps are perfect weekend destinations for keen fly fishermen, ornithologists and their families. Anyone, in fact, who appreciates the slower pace of traditional life in Kenya.