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KINGFISHER NEWS UPDATE 30TH AUGUST 2009

AMAZING DAY ON NEPTUNE BUT ALL IN ALL A SLOW WEEKS FISHING.
 

Dear All,
 
This past week was rather slow on the fish front. The wind continues to push strongly from the south but the seas have not been too uncomfortable. We are still getting the odd small shower of rain most days but have not had anything too heavy. It is still quite cold in the evenings and during some parts of the day which is unusual for this time of the year. There is a lot of talk of the ongoing el-nino
effecting Kenya sometime in September. The reports we have had suggest that it won’t be as strong as the last el-nino but there will be above average rainfall over the next four months. I have also heard that it will not affect Kenya too much. I guess we will just have to wait and see as even the boffins aren’t too sure of what is going to happen. In an ideal world floods is the last thing we need so let’s just hope for a good steady rainfall.

Neptune had an action packed day at the start of this week with Perez and Christine Venneste. This was their last days fishing of their seven week stay in Malindi. The seven days fishing they had started and finished with a bang whilst the middle days were slow. They had 3 sailfish, 2 wahoo, 1 kingfish, 1 yellowfin, 3 giant trevally, 1 grouper, 1 dorado and some bait fish. The grouper was over 60 kgs and one trevally was over 40 kgs and the other two were good fish as well.  Snark was out with Marc and Bernd Neufeldt on their first of ten days fishing. They are targeting shark but only ended up with bait fish today.

On the 25th and 26th only Snark was out with Bernd and Marc. They had a good strike from a spinner shark on the 25th but unfortunately didn’t hook up and on both days returned with a few small fish.
 
On the 27th we had four boats out but unfortunately the fishing was very slow today with not too much on any of them.
 
On the 28th Snark had some good strikes but didn’t have too much to show for it at the end of the day. They had a twelve kg live yellowfin tuna taken by what was more than likely a bull shark but the dynima broke on hook up. It is thought that the shark got entangled in the line and bit through it. An hour later they had the same thing happen on a live skip jack. Rods and tactics were quickly changed but of course after that they didn’t have anymore strikes apart form a giant trevally which they got.

 
Yesterday only Snark was out again and they didn’t have any big strikes and just ended up with some bait fish.
 
 
We have got three boats out today so let’s hope they have some luck.
 
Have a good week.

Adrian

Kingfisher Fishing Ltd.,
P.O.Box 29,
Malindi. Kenya
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