The Easter holiday here at the coast is in full swing now, with guests arriving at all the hotels, and there will be work for the boats as many take their families out for a day at sea and the chance of some fish. But it is late in the season, and the Rips have […]
With Easter only a week away, there will be the usual holiday rush to the coast, after which the tourist season slows while the official fishing season ends at the end of April. But until then there are still sailfish to be found although the marlin seem to have moved on despite the wind not […]
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 […]