P.O. Box 29
Subject: Kingfisher Weekly Report week ending Sunday 25.04.04
Weather. Well the strong winds last Sunday did bring
rain, 30pts on Monday night, and then 40 pts on Wednesday morning. Then
70 pts early Saturday morning with very light rain continuing after
midday. Sunday morning is beautiful, clear and sunny, a bit windy though,
seas fairly rough but certainly fishable, current running North. New
moon was on Monday. Malindi Bay clean.
Fishing. Snark was out twice this week. Thursday, out for a short day
catching kingfish,dorado, bonito/rainbowrunner and a giant trevally
which most interestingly had been tagged previously. You could tell
by the growth on the tag that this fish had been tagged a number of
years ago but unfortunatly our thoughts on trevally rubbing up against
coral and removing the tags has proved correct as there was only the
nylon remaining no numbers visible. Sunday out for a long day caught
a good Giant Trevally of 32 kg. 2 kingfish 23 & 20 kg some dorado
and bonito. Lots of action all day and a nice calm sea.
I hear reports that the mantis prawns are back. This has not been fully
substantiated, but if true then the fishing for Yellowfin Tuna in July
to October should be good. We are looking forward to the tuna season.
Tina, SnowGoose, and Neptune still out of the water. SnowGoose will
be first to go back into the water hopefully sometime in May, we will
have one or two boats ready to go out all the way through the low season.
Angus myself and whoever is around will go out regularly to keep check
on what is around.
Commercial. Trawlers have moved north to Kipini at the mouth of the
Tana River, much to the disgust of the local fishermen. They were not
getting many prawns off Malindi. The ring nets have stopped due to the
weather I think, but the license they operate under will expire at the
end of April, hopefully the license will not be renewed.
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