Kingfisher Boats
P.O. Box 29
Malindi
Kenya
Tel: +254-42-20123
Email: kingfisher@swiftmalindi.com

Subject: Kingfisher Weekly Report week ending Sunday 26.09.04


Weather  Winds southerly moderate all week, some days really calm, but winds strengthening in the afternoons. Spring tides starting now with full moon on Tuesday 28th September. A little rain in many parts on Wednesday but nothing in Malindi.
Fishing  We had very little fishing this week - only two boats out.

Friday Eclare was fishing out of Ngomeni and returned with 15 sailfish and 5 kingfish. Many sailfish were seen and raised, and then either missed or lost. Hectic fishing, no time for a drink or anything else. Something was happening every minute. Baitfish in the from of mantis prawns and anchovies was plentiful and appeared on the sounder as a solid mass of impenetrable fish. Lovely.


Saturday Tina was fishing out of Malindi. They had 2 sailfish and 1 small kingfish, fishing on the banks. And that is all we managed to do the whole of last week, just 2 boats fishing. A pity really with all the action the boats have had up north, and hopefully will continue to have in the months to come.

I have not heard a word about the Commercial fleet of longliners and purse seiners: they are keeping ominously quiet. The dinghies fishing behind the trawlers are still getting some good kingfish, also the fishermen who fish at night with a strong light do quite well. The shark nets have caught a few more black marlin, but much smaller fish than the one last week.

The Trawlers still operating off Malindi, but Batian reports a large flat decked bargelike ship is servicing the trawlers on the North side of Ngomeni point with diesel and water. On the deck is a 40 ft container which presumably will contain the trawlers catch. When this is full I imagine the whole thing will rush off to Mombasa, off load the catch, load diesel and water and then head back to Ngomeni headland. Very neat indeed; now nobody can see what they are catching.

Whales are still being seen on most days when the boats are out.


HP

Kingfisher Boats
P.O. Box 29
Malindi
Kenya
Tel: +254-42-20123
Email: kingfisher@swiftmalindi.com
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