Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
7 of us started off the trip with great expectation but the result is disappointing. The sea was mirror calm on the first day but really choppy for the remaining days with waves of 2 to 3 meters. All but me was sea-sick at some point in the trip. The only saving grace for me was a 10 over kg amberjack which happened to be the largest fish of the trip. Well I finally caught my amberjack!
At last an amberjack
The total catch:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I am ready for Kota Kinabalu on 23-27 June 2009. In addition to the above reels I borrowed Steven's Commander H5 electric reel. What is needed now is fine weather and plenty of fishes, particularly the mutated giant gold fish.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Friday 5th June 2009. I invited Francis to the trip and he was skeptical since Changi is not known to produce any good catch at night, maybe with the exception of catfish. I told him we needed to get ready for the impending Sabah trip and that somehow persuaded him
Setting off under the golden light of the sun:
The night was indeed slow - only a few snappers and quite a number of catfishes (some in the region of 3-4 kgs). Probably unbelievable but Francis somehow broke his rod pulling up a catfish.
The morning was much better. Francis caught the biggest fish of the trip - a 6.5 kg queen fish:
This is me with his fish, showing him how to hold the fish to make it look bigger:
For me it was 4 diamond trevally (chermin) in a row.
The total catch (catfishes not shown) - not too bad for Singapore water:
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Just when you think fishing is simple and relaxing, new great looking reels like these are launched. It is no longer just about the fish; it is now also about the reel. When the fishes are not biting we now have something beautiful to look at.
Introducing a new range of Daiwa Saltist lever drag reels:
and some limited edition Accurates:
Monday, May 18, 2009
Place: Changi Area
Boatman: Ah Soon
Anglers: Daryl, Tony, Francis, Alex & I
Overall it is a rather average catch compared to the previous trip with the same boatman. I had only 3 fishes - a chocolate hind (not in pic), a table size snapper and a grunter (maybe the biggest catch of the day). Francis and Tony had the best catch rate.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Monday, May 05, 2008
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
The boat that we were supposed to be on broke down the day before the trip and so had to change to a bigger, more comfortable boat but with a relatively new and inexperience captain. The weather was kind of choppy initially but in the last 2 days was almost mirror calm.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Five of us, Frank, Daryl, Preston, Robert and I went on Ah Chong's boat. We had a lot of laughters with a hosts of original and creative humor and fun making but the catch is one of the poorest I ever have on Boat 681.
1 snapper of about 800 gm
1 small grouper
3 other not to mention kind of tiny whinny fishes
Friday, May 11, 2007
I just managed to confirm a Sabah trip after much searching for anglers and boatman. I sure hope that all the effort will pay off. I am not asking much, just 10 fishes above 10 kg and a 'one drop one bite' experience for all and off course mirror calm sea. A repeat of my first trip experience would suffice. But as they say first love is irreplaceable. Now what is left is to pray and wait for the magic moments to come. I love Sabah .... if the fishes are biting that is ....
Posted by Henry Koh at 12:25 pm
Monday, May 07, 2007
1. 3 golden snappers about a kg plus - 2 were by me
2. 2 grunters - 1 by me
3. 1 jew fish of about 4-5 kg by Adrian
4. 1 queen fish of about 4-5 kg by me
5. 1 ray of about 1kg
6. 1 huge malong eel
7. 3 sweetlips of about a kg each (1 by me)
Photo by Mark.