General News - October 2009
Sailfish start to make an appearance - 13 October 2009
Let’s hope this lasts and we have another amazing run of fish like last year. Another welcome arrival is that of some rain this past week. Although we haven’t had a huge amount yet we have had two or three good showers. The rest of the country has had a bit too but it seems this coming week should see the start of the proper rains. Apart from a few showers the temperature remains hot and humid.
All fish are on a catch and release system
Billfish south and north
Last year almost 130 sailfish were caught in one event, so if it is half as active this year good fun should be had by all, and it is always a very social occasion, so put it in your diary not to miss!
Billy Lynch got another sail on fly at Malindi, success both days there and one at Watamu, so he'll be back,while Ralf Fernhead from UK had his first experience ever gamefishing with two wahoo and two dorado on Malachite – with several days to go he'll be looking to improve on that.
Down at Watamu Martin Davidson released a striped marlin on Ol Jogi, not in the Rips, their natural habitat, but along Sail Alley right close to shore! B's Nest has had good action with wahoo and yellowfin, and quite a few dorado are being caught, tho' this is not the normal time of year for these.
Last week it was mentioned that Unreel caught a broadbill motoring back at night from Tanzania, but the other four boats all caught a broadbill en route, while Tarka had a stripey as well – interesting as one does not usually catch much while travelling from one place to another.