Fishing in Kenya

by Shabnam
(Blackburn, UK)

The story of the week though has to be Tarka's overnight. They were fishing between the South Mlima and the mountain off Mtwapa, approx 20 miles off shore.

The first strike was obviously a big fish as it just took off and went straight down. There was no way of stopping it, they were very quickly spooled. Callum clipped a 130 lb outfit to the reel of the 1st rod, and overboard it all went until the 2nd reel was spooled and the 1st line popped. It took much longer to reel the line and rod back in than it took to get spooled twice.

After getting everything back in reasonable order they tried again, They had a second strike and exactly the same thing happened again.

I must say that to chuck a 130 lb rod and reel over board is a little traumatic, and twice in one night. Callum said this happened to him once, 10 years ago. There are some very big broadbill in this sea of ours, probably big enough never to be caught on rod and line.

Yeeha, gots to gets me one of those!!!

Unbearable, isn't it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends. There is a secret song at the center of the world, and its sound is like razors through flesh.

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