The South Coast Saltwater Circuit was launched in an effort to showcase the sport of saltwater fishing, positively impact the local economy of Diani and continuously improve our tournaments around a competition circuit. It is our mission to use our tournaments and our platforms to create a world-class experience for anglers both local and international, corporate sponsors, families, followers, volunteers and club members.
WHAT IS THE SOUTH COAST SALTWATER CIRCUIT?:
The South Coast Saltwater Circuit is designed to encourage fellow fishermen and their teams to participate in friendly and professional competition based around a championship league circuit that offers local, competitive fishing teams the opportunity to compete over the course of seven (7) events, amassing points and one grand final. The competing teams will fish against each other to earn exciting fishing-oriented prizes, an annual trophy and the annual title of “Best of the Best” on the South Coast of Kenya.
Teams will consist of no more the (4) four anglers per boat or the total K.M.A permitted occupancy not exceeding four.
The South Coast Saltwater Circuit league events are as follows:
- August – 27th & 28th – South Coast Saltwater Circuit
- September – 24th & 25th – Hans Strydom Memorial Cup
- October – 8th & 9th – Kingfish, Dorado & Wahoo Roundup
- November – 19th & 20th – South Coast Saltwater Circuit
- December – 10th & 11th – Independence Day Marlin Cup
- January 3rd & 4th 2023 – Diani Samaki Classic
- February – 11th & 12th 2023 – South Coast Saltwater Circuit
- March – 25th & 26th 2023 – Marlin Cup Grand slam
To receive points in the South Coast Saltwater Circuit and qualify for the jackpot prizes, teams will have to fish all eight events. Each event will amass “fish points” that will give an overall placement per circuit event, results will go towards the final points total following all 8 legs.
In the event of a tie, overall “fish points” will be considered, and the higher standing will be given to the team with the highest number of “fish points” and their earliest catch times.
Each event will have its own rules and operate independently as they always have.
NB: Base rules will apply to each event within the South Coast Saltwater Circuit.
SAMPLE SCORE BOARD
|Member No||Boat Name||Capt. Name||Leg 1||Leg 2||Leg 3||Leg 4||Leg 5||Leg 6||Leg 7||Final||Total|
Each leg will be scored on a “fish caught” scoring method and circuit points will be awarded according to the ranking position after each leg.
SOUTH COAST SALTWATER CIRCUIT SCORING:
- 1st place = 10 points
- 2nd place = 7 points
- 3rd place = 5 points
- 4th place = 3 points
- 5th place = 2 points
- 6th place (+) = 1 point
HOW TO ENTER THE SOUTH COAST SALTWATER CIRCUIT:
In order to enter, teams will have to pay a total entry fee of Kshs 80,000 per team, this covers entry into all eight events and entitle them to compete in all eight legs without further payment. Teams that enter will be given the link to an open enrollment that will begin on the 27th June 2022 at 10am.
The deadline to sign up will be when the registration deadline for the first Qualifying event which will close, on the 26th August 2022.
HOW ARE PRIZES AWARDED?:
To participate in the South Coast Saltwater Circuit and to stand a chance of winning the overall jackpot, the 10, 15 or 20 teams must pay the required entry fee of Kshs 80,000 for Club Members and Kshs 110,000 for non club members (including corporate membership for 4). All teams participating will compete for a percentage at the end of the final, “Marlin Cup Grand Slam”, in April of 2023. There will be a trophy award ceremony at the end of the Marlin Cup Grand Slam and small prizes and trophies will be awarded at each independent circuit competition.