Samaki! The History of Fishing off the Kenya Coast

A celebration of the 50th Delamare Competition and Malindi Sea Fishing Club 50th Anniversary

You may have heard recent talk about this book which will be launched early in 2015. Published by Steve Mills of Mills Publishing and edited by Steve Mills, together with Jon Cavanagh, Erik van Vliet and Anne Taylor.

This book is for you and in some cases about you.

The first run of 500 copies has been very kindly funded by Snoo (Deborah Colvile), Liza Long, Salim Manji, Jonny Havelock, Sean Garstin, Roger Sylvester, Mnarani Fishing Club, Captain Andy's Fishing Supply, Malindi Sea Fishing Club and Watamu Fishing Club. It will be a non-profit making project of about 100 pages, designed using a scrapbook technique, printed in full colour to a very high quality, hard-backed and boxed.

Above image is a sneak peak of the first draft of the proposed cover and below is a typical page showing the direction of the type of layout.

The book will be chaptered in Decades ie The Forties, The Fifties, The Sixties etc. We hope to use content that will include Maps and Charts, The Fishing Grounds, The Water and The Weather, Trophies, The Pioneers, Lady Delamere and White Bear, Record Catches, 50 Years of Malindi Sea Fishing Club, Other Clubs, Boats, Crews, Fishermen and Women, Fish and Tackle and Local traditional handline fishing.


So now we are looking for content. Photos (each one captioned and dated), Anecdotes, Short stories, Press cuttings, Old posters, Raffle tickets, Records Ferry tickets, Copies of old relevant Bills, etc. Whatever memory you might have sitting on a dusty shelf somewhere.

All material collected will be treated with utmost care and respect. We will scan and get it back to you without delay. If you want to scan and send, please make sure all items are of a high resolution saved as either JPEG, JPG or TIFF and be of at least 1mb in size. Erik van Vliet is the point of contact for your material and Angie Jooste will be collecting materials for us in Malindi, so feel free to contact her for email/post details. Her telephone number is +254 701 863 848. You can also send materials to us at Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken..

The book will be going to print near the end of this year, so we need to have your submissions in by the end of August 2014. Please don't delay in sending materials if you have them.

We look forward to hearing from you and receiving anything you might feel will be useful to us.