There have not been many trips out in the last week, but the black marlin are still around, and Alleycat found a nice fish estimated at 200kgs on the Watamu banks last Friday, which was tagged and released, along with a sailfish. Two other marlin were lost, so with the three caught last week on this boat, the anglers have had a good run. Giant trevally were also caught, one of 22kgs the biggest, and wahoo and yellowfin tuna have made up good mixed bags. Unreel also came in flying a marlin flag and two sailfish all tagged on Wednesday, while Tarka has continued catching tuna and wahoo on their trips.
Not much news from Malindi either, Neptune has been up north continuing with their popping tactics, catching giant trevally and some kingfish, while Eclare found a sailfish, a giant trevally and some kingfish on one trip, while another day yielded two wahoo, two kingfish and a nice giant trevally of 34kgs.
At Diani a week ago, Shuwari went out with Gitau Matiba who caught a huge wahoo of 30kgs, the dirty green water from the previous week having cleared up. Dirty water always upsets the fishing and anglers are always relieved to find clear blue water.
Iolaus Fishing is an interesting angling business, they specialize in fly fishing & currently marketing fishing trips on Kiwaiyu island for in inshore areas for mangrove species, trevally and bonefish and exploring virgin waters which are virtually untouched, Sounds great fun, a change from our normal trolling days on the open ocean.
The Malindi Festival tournament is only a fortnight away and with sponsors including Garmin, Car and General, Driftwood Beach Club, Satao Camp and Mattbronze an excellent array of prizes will be there to be won. The sailfish do not seem plentiful as yet, but this can change, and with yellowfin tuna and wahoo around, and a chance of a marlin there should be plenty of fish to be caught.