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Friends of Kenya 2015

on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Fishing

Deepsea Fishing Competition - Hemingways Resort, Watamu

Friends of Kenya 2015

The 2015 Friends of Kenya billfish competition was held over the 3rd and 4th of March. The boat auction took place on the evening of the 2nd March at Hemingways Watamu.

The two day event gives fishermen the option of staying out at sea and fishing overnight, giving the opportunity for broadbill fishing in addition to the typical marlin and sailfish that the teams try to catch during the day.

Most boats chose to return to Watamu overnight, but some of those that did stay out in the choppy conditions had some luck with broadbill, with one being tagged and released, and one getting away.

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This year's winner was Shuwari from Diani, fished by Craig Griffiths and the crew. Congratulations to them on taking the 2015 Friends of Kenya trophy. 2nd place was Simba, and 3rd place went to Snow Goose.

Hard luck to Rob Hellier and his team on Unreel who lost a Marlin estimated to be around 700lbs to 800lbs late on the final afternoon of the tournament.

The event was sponsored by Aggreko, and hosted by Hemingways Watamu.

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