The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Tourists Arrive for Sport Fishing At the Waters of Watamu

Tourists have started arriving at the coast ahead of the Captain Morgan Deep Sea Fishing World Championships to be held between November 24 and 30.

About 80 anglers are expected to participate in this year's six-day contest based at Hemingways Watamu resort. The waters of Watamu are among the top five major fishing spots in the world because it is a migratory path of the big game fish.

The 'tag-and-release' big game fishing attracts enthusiasts from around the world to Watamu where they capture, weigh, tag and release the fish to support endangered species conservation efforts.

Hemingways Watamu has hosted the event for the past 17 years and is now targeting locals to embrace it as a tourist attraction especially now that foreign flow of tourists has slowed down due to security concerns over Somalia based Alshabaab terrorists threat.

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