The good fishing continued through the week with the Penn Challenge coming to a successful conclusion with the prize giving dinner at Sandies Hotel, Coconut Village in Malindi. Top team were the Strike team of Iwan Raven and Jerry Vos with a black, a blue, and a striped marlin and nine sailfish in their four […]
This year has seen a very good run of marlin in the Rips, and although fish may not have been as plentiful as in some of the best previous years, there have been more big ones than usual, satisfying for keen anglers. The day after the successful Friends of Kenya Tournament ended, Alleycat weighed in […]
There was exciting fishing in both tournaments, the Watamu SFC International at the weekend and the Hemingways ‘Friends of Kenya’ which followed a couple of days later. The Watamu competition, sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, Pulsator Lures and Captain Andy’s Fishing Supplies resulted in a win for the team on Simba, Pam Basco, Richard Richardson […]
Mid – February on and into the first few weeks of March have always been the best time for big marlin, both blues and blacks, all along the coast although blue marlin do not appear every year, but this year looks to be one of those bumper years with boats reporting big blues being caught […]
Please see details of an new, exciting, ALL COAST competition – winner takes all – in the Kenya Marlin Championship on 3rd and 4th March 2012, organized by the Watamu Sea Fishing Club. This promises to be a high-octane showcase for what Kenya sport fishing is all about, your entry form and details are attached.
Marlin fishing is very dependent on water conditions, and early last week strong winds at night had blown down dirty green water stretching far out to sea with a resultant decrease in marlin catches, but this changed with calmer warmer weather and the blue water current came back running north to create better conditions in […]
The Watamu Sea Fishing Club will host its annual International Fishing Tournament on the 3rd & 4th March, 2012. For the entry form please click here We look forward to seeing you in Watamu & Tight lines!!
Catch of the week, and perhaps of the season, must go to 12- year- old Pierfrancesco Golinelli who,fishing on Instedda with skipper Ali al Harazi, landed a 715 pound (324kg) blue marlin. This monster which on Wednesday out in the Rips off Watamu engulfed a lure on 36kg line on a 50W reel, jumped all […]
Strange weather, overcast with strong winds,upset the fishing in the Rips earlier but this has eased now and boats are returning with good catches, more sailfish than marlin but this is only to be expected – the marlin does not have it’s reputation as the top billfish without good reason. The Billfish University competition at […]
The Delamere Trophy was fished last weekend at Kilifi, with only one marlin being caught, but this black marlin, tagged by Snoo Colvile fishing on Tarka, won her the Lady’s Prize as well as biggest fish and the overall first place for her team with Ian and Maree Long who added four sailfish for 2160 […]