Belated Merchong CR 16-17 Apr

pret
pret
edited May 2011 in Catch Reports
Haven't been posting for awhile as haven't been catching anything significant worth posting for the past few trips.


This was a first trip to Merchong for me. Along with Alvin, Guoliang and Andrew..we headed up.
Boat: same as Rompin and Pekan
Accomodation: Kg Merchong Chalet
Food: Only a small stall at the chalet side selling nasi lemak
and prata stall nearby. We cooked our own dinner inside the room.
But the good thing is you can buy your live prawn on your way head out...Changi style

The week that we went was like a Tenggiri frenzy week throughout the east coast of M'sia...from desaru, sedili, rompin to Pekan. Everyone was catching them in good numbers in all the areas except Merchong. We only manage to get small one.

Here come the fishing part for Day 1:
2 person to a boat...we had all the space to CHU any pattern but only vertical rod holders present.
nothing to shout for the catches..except for 1 kg Ang Cho and a 2.5kg grouper by the boatman, a couple of 700g parrot and a small cobia by us. The rest were palm size Leng Chiamsss....and some hardtails on jigs

Day 2:
No action till we reach the afternoon. Hundreds and hundred of bonito bombing in the far and several schools of them. 3 boats ending up chasing them for about 2 hrs. Lost more than what we hit...but they seemed not to be interested in our lures and jigs.
Landed a bonito, small tenggiri and golden trevally during the chase.
Manage to hit some chermin, white trevally and a decent parrot to make up for the day.

The lack of a proper dinner on Day 1 make up by the amount of sashimi we had...Thanks to having Andrew on Board. Remember to pick a chef along when u go fishing :)

Day 1: We had a whole cobia, selar and Ang Cho sashimi. Ang Cho sashimi is really good. Do try it next time guys. Also sliced up a parrot for sashimi...abit tough so ended up eating fish bee hoon

Day 2: Bonito and white trevally sashimi. Nice




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  • pret
    pret
    Continue..




  • jacktan
    jacktan
    pret" said:
    Haven't been posting for awhile as haven't been catching anything significant worth posting for the past few trips.


    This was a first trip to Merchong for me. Along with Alvin, Guoliang and Andrew..we headed up.
    Boat: same as Rompin and Pekan
    Accomodation: Kg Merchong Chalet
    Food: Only a small stall at the chalet side selling nasi lemak
    and prata stall nearby. We cooked our own dinner inside the room.
    But the good thing is you can buy your live prawn on your way head out...Changi style

    The week that we went was like a Tenggiri frenzy week throughout the east coast of M'sia...from desaru, sedili, rompin to Pekan. Everyone was catching them in good numbers in all the areas except Merchong. We only manage to get small one.

    Here come the fishing part for Day 1:
    2 person to a boat...we had all the space to CHU any pattern but only vertical rod holders present.
    nothing to shout for the catches..except for 1 kg Ang Cho and a 2.5kg grouper by the boatman, a couple of 700g parrot and a small cobia by us. The rest were palm size Leng Chiamsss....and some hardtails on jigs

    Day 2:
    No action till we reach the afternoon. Hundreds and hundred of bonito bombing in the far and several schools of them. 3 boats ending up chasing them for about 2 hrs. Lost more than what we hit...but they seemed not to be interested in our lures and jigs.
    Landed a bonito, small tenggiri and golden trevally during the chase.
    Manage to hit some chermin, white trevally and a decent parrot to make up for the day.

    The lack of a proper dinner on Day 1 make up by the amount of sashimi we had...Thanks to having Andrew on Board. Remember to pick a chef along when u go fishing :)

    Day 1: We had a whole cobia, selar and Ang Cho sashimi. Ang Cho sashimi is really good. Do try it next time guys. Also sliced up a parrot for sashimi...abit tough so ended up eating fish bee hoon

    Day 2: Bonito and white trevally sashimi. Nice
    bro not bad lei nice sushi :)
  • Weekend
    Weekend
    Sorry got no time to upload.
    Enjoy
  • Weekend
    Weekend
    Day 1 Nothing much, so relax



  • Weekend
    Weekend
    Almost Mirror Finish in the morning



  • Weekend
    Weekend
    We had shifted to the third spot aroung 11am
    Flock of bird are appearing from all direction, nose diving into the sea. The surface was boiling from time to time appearing at different location. Forming a big circle, we are surround with splash from all direction range from 30m to 300m.




  • Weekend
    Weekend
    Angler ready.
    Aim and fire at will.

    Everyone is pissed off as the Bonito did not take the jig.

    There are some action. Enjoy the picture.




  • Weekend
    Weekend
    Delicate to my fishing buddy




  • Weekend
    Weekend
    Enjoy the picture
    I had taken lots of picture of the Bonito. I hand pick serveral good pictures.

    Delicate it to my fishing team.




  • Weekend
    Weekend
    Still to come




  • Weekend
    Weekend
    Nothing much but a very good experience with a group of good people.




  • frank7
    frank7
    pret, nice goldie !!!

    if you like casting for light pelagics, it's good to throw some hairtail into your tackle box on your next offshore, killer for bonito/skipjack and dorado.


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  • Barramundi@Bukit Batok
    Barramundi@Bukit Batok
    Hi PReston,

    Good fun on light tackles !!
    :D :D

    Regards

    Tony
  • pret
    pret
    frank7" said:
    pret, nice goldie !!!

    if you like casting for light pelagics, it's good to throw some hairtail into your tackle box on your next offshore, killer for bonito/skipjack and dorado.


    image
    Thanks for the info Frank. Where to get the hairtail?
  • pret
    pret
    Barramundi@Bukit Batok" said:
    Hi PReston,

    Good fun on light tackles !!
    :D :D

    Regards

    Tony
    Haha Tony, bet u storing your POWER now for your opening season in Jul? or is it Sept? Sorry can't remember.
  • Blackmarlin
    Blackmarlin
    pret" said:
    [quote="Barramundi@Bukit Batok"]Hi PReston,

    Good fun on light tackles !!
    :D :D

    Regards

    Tony
    Haha Tony, bet u storing your POWER now for your opening season in Jul? or is it Sept? Sorry can't remember.[/quote]

    Preston, don't make him drool leh. hehehe :evil: :evil: :smt071
  • sailfish24
    sailfish24
    Blackmarlin" said:
    [quote="pret"][quote="Barramundi@Bukit Batok"]Hi PReston,

    Good fun on light tackles !!
    :D :D

    Regards

    Tony
    Haha Tony, bet u storing your POWER now for your opening season in Jul? or is it Sept? Sorry can't remember.[/quote]

    Preston, don't make him drool leh. hehehe :evil: :evil: :smt071[/quote]

    Robert....must tease Tony a bit to make his hand more itchy mah. :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin:
  • lokh chiak
    lokh chiak
    Nice pics ! :D
  • frank7
    frank7
    Hi pret, you can easily make your own.

    you can goto LH/AO for a suitable size jighead, then pluck the feather off your neighbour's parrot :badgrin: . a few round of thread and a dab of epoxy and you're ready to go! sometime i get lazy, will use shrink wrap over the thread.

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