A little bit about the man……
The Hans Strydom Memorial Cup was inaugurated into the Diani Sport Fishing Club in mid 2021 after the sad and sudden passing of such a passionate fisherman and Club member “001” Hans Strydom.
Hans hailed from Zimbabwe and fell in love with the sport of Big Game fishing on his first trip to Kenya, being an avid Tiger Fisherman in Kariba, the draw of the Indian Ocean offered up her thrills and developed a passion a passion and a want for catching his most favoured game fish species, the ever awe-inspiring “Suli-Suli” the Sailfish,
Along with his love for the sport he also had a desire to be directly involved in the sport. Hans’ belief in the club, it’s committee and the continuation of the sport itself with fresh blood and fresh thinking in terms of conservation, Hans committed to the first sign up. It sent us on our way and made us where we are today and without that commitment and belief we would not be as far as we are.
We felt it necessary to create a competition that immortalised the memory of such a great person and an advocate of the club, hence the creation of the Hans Strydom Memorial Cup.
The Hans Strydom Memorial Cup is a sailfish specific competition, Sailfish carry the most amount of points! Landing a sailfish will put you in the running for the cup and the opportunity to have your name emblazoned on the plinth forevermore.
The Second annual Hans Strydom Memorial Cup will be held this year on the 24th & 25th September 2022.