Kingfisher Sport Fishing Association

KSFA

Formed in 1995 by Honorary President, Stephen Johnston, KSFA has the aim of promoting fishing with a conscience in the Maltese people. Since its inception, the Association has strived to educate its members to practice fish conservation. All fish caught during KSFA events are in fact handled with great care after capture and are then released back into their habitat at the end of the event.

Kingfisher Sport Fishing Association was the first to introduce the conservation concept amongst sport fishing clubs in Malta and continues to strive on encouraging other Maltese clubs and associations to follow these steps. The Association also serves as a forum were members can exchange views and tips about the various angling techniques practiced in the Maltese Islands. Kingfisher organises three main leagues every year. These are the Singles League, a Doubles League and a Mullet league.

KFSA has two clubs associated within it namely, the Mullet Club and the Kids Club. The Mullet Club specializes in mullet only and holds matches on regular basis where only mullets count on the day. The kids club, as the name implies, is a club for kids only. Our juniors are taught the way to fish and also conservation methods. Although at the moment not many matches for Juniors, are being organized, in 2015 an idea started formulating of a Juniors match for charity on a large scale, and this came to life in August of the same year. This competition was aptly named “Mit-Tfal Ghat Tfal”, literally meaning, “From the Children to the Children”. A 3 hour fishing marathon where only kids could fish and at the same time, collecting cash for the Rainbow ward of Puttinu to help other children in need. No less than 50 young anglers took part and they managed to collect over 1000 Euros, in just 3 hours! This was followed by a similar event in 2016.

​Throughout the years many other fishing marathons were held these being 48hrs nonstop marathons. These included Cash for Cancer in 1996, Dar Tal- Providenza, IBIC, Multiple sclerosis, Thorball for the blind, and twice for Razzet tal Hbieberija. The record breaker was the one organised for Puttinu Cares, where the live entertainment on stage was televised live on local stations, where donations could also be made by sms, this had netted a record sum of close to 20,000 euros!

Our members have also had the occasion to represent Malta in international tournaments abroad under the umbrella of the National Federation. These being in the shape of a World Sports fishing Championship in 2011 and two European Championships in 2013 and 2014, obtaining excellent results. In another match in Ragusa against our Sicilian counterparts, one of our anglers Jonathan Vella managed to secure 1st place.