Weekend Story

edited November 2006 in Catch Reports
Hmm, here goes..

Taxi as arranged picked up Kenni at 8.30 and was at my place earlier then the said 9.00pm. Uh oh I haven't finish packing for the trip. Threw some stuff into the bags and off I went.

We arrived at Foong's place and he too was busy packing away. His god sis Yvonne was happily packing her stuff.. We all ate some pasta that looked like fusili al funghi that was cooked by Foong. Yummy.

We went to Sentosa to meet the 3 other guys. After a while, Foong and the driver figured out that they were at a place called Trebrau Market and once we reached there, we met them. Off we went to top up petrol at Petronas with the 3 guys trailing behind.

We were supposed to buy drinks at the petrol station but the store closed at 12 midnight we were there like 12.30 so sigh.. when we had a pit stop for supper we bought drinks and snacks at a 7-11 nearby.

We proceeded to the jetty and arrived at 3.15 am. Okay, pretty much to plan.. the boat was right on time at 3.30 am. Cool. Loaded up and off we went. Woke up in the morning, to find a lovely day and people were making themselves busy with catching bait fishes. Yawn... ok ok I am awake... When deemed sufficent bait fishes , boat man proceeded to the famed tenggiri spot... wah 6 boats were waiting there for us...

Captain Hizam hooked me up with a lively selar and I dropped line. mine was floating , others mid water and bottom mid... Woo hoo our boat man had a strike.. promptly slaughtered and cooked soon after.. yeah lunch is served... Assam pedas and fried tenggiri with steaming hot rice... yummy.

We didn't catch anymore that day though I had a few misses, lost fish head, lost fish tail. Les had a really nice sized grouper. We could see that the other boats bringing up tenggiri after tenggiri.. They even caught a smallish sail fish which they did not release. According to our boat man, if there are sails or marlin around, the tenggiri fishing will not be productive. Apparently billfish are a bigger gangster then tenggiri as they have bills. So it is a case of either or....

Les caught a few coral fishes ie like pig face bream groupers, bream etc... and we left the tenggiri area to go to the Aur island for showers and dinner. Upon reaching, Yvonne went swimming. we went to shower and soon we had dinner. Excellent fried rice.. not too spicy. Poor Yvonne can't take chilli so she had to pass on the fabulous fried rice ... Boatman said we would go earlier tomorrow to get bait fish and try for tenggiri earlier.

We set off for night fishing, as we had bought some fireworks, we set them off while boat was moving lolz anyone could visibly see my shaking hands trying to light it. Dang Les shouted boom which led me to jumped in fright, okok I'm a coward..... Then James brought out his weapons for the night. A beautiful light purple Jigging Master custom built rod and a shimano jigger loaded with daiwa color braided line. Boat man caught some pig face bream all less than a kilo each. Night fishing soon turned out to be a disappointment. I gave up and decided to sleep. Kenni soon went to bed too. Stan had the most saddest and disappointed face..Kenni teased James saying forget it la no big fishes to be had. James replied he had already lowered his expectations by lossening his drag... I in turn teased James by saying he might have a fish already but it is shouting below Help! Help!... as it is too weak to pull against the drag. The whole boat erupted in laughter... Stan promptly had a few catches... all pig faced bream if I remembered correctly.

I was woken up in the middle of the night by my alarm screaming. James was there first , he striked to set the hook and started to fight the fish but funnily we lost the fish. My bait was a live kambong ... well it may have died whilst I was sleeping. Hmmmm. I gave up and went back to dreaming of catching THE BIG ONE.. after borrowing Les's sleeping bag..

Next thing I knew it was morning, they caught a sting ray during the night and maybe a couple of fishes. Les was complaining he was freezing cold.. Some selfish cow used his sleeping bag the whole night... Lol Thank you very much Les, without it I would have been freezing cold too. Stan informed me I missed breakfast and they did tried to wake me especially when the boatman started boiling water for coffee. He feared I would be cooked as I was sleeping above the stove. Apparently they tried everything to wake me but couldn't and plus Les nicely said I snored. Oi, I do not snore... Unless.... nevermind that. Laughingly, I told them.. just pull my line, the sound of my alarm confirmed sure wake me... Stan said I slept like the dead or he thought I was dead? Lolz..

We set off for more fresh baitfish... when Captain decided we have enough ammo we proceeded to the tenggiri area. Dang, we were late again as there were 6-8 boats already fishing. Sigh.. so much for getting there first. Again they were getting tenggiri after tenggiri while we were not. Bad luck or poor skills? A combo of both? We could see a pair of large cobias swimming under the boat which could not be enticed by any of our baits. Kenni was running around the boat , even waving his baited hook infornt of the cobia, sadly no bites. After a couple of hours of no bites... the guys decided to go back home... We left very much earlier then we planned. We had a really decent dinner.. Strongly recommended is the pepper crab and calamari. Soon we were travelling back to Singapore. Had a smoking ice kachang pit stop and soon we were back in Singapore. Thank you Les for sending Kenni and me safely back to Singapore..

All in all.. fishing wise a lil disappointing, company great fun as we were joking almost all the way... Poor Kenni and me as we were teased the most by 3 guys... Les,.. I am not a deck cadet, never worked for NOL or ML. Ok ma? Oh and never studied at SP

For those going this weekend... Captain recommended 20-30 mono flouro leaders with size 5 long shank hooks. 40-50 lbs wire. I recommend a blanket for the night and sun block for the day. Yup I am pretty much chao tar.. I think the boat more suitable for 5 people max... While we didn't get any tenggiri ( not for the lack of trying on the poor Captain's part ) other boats had decent catches... Good luck to those going this weekend... may your trip be more fruitful. Thanks Foong. Guys anything to add that I missed out or forotten? Any picts to add?
  • foong
    You're very welcome. Albeit the shortage of larger catches, I did try hard at the bow, just to make sure we all had enough bait for the night.

    I thank all participants for making this trip possible, even though it wasn't a great trip. :D
  • tunabluefin
    Cha bo

    You have time to write all those staff............goodness.

    On second thoughts, maybe I'll appoint you to write reports and proposals for me, you'll are in language.

    For James, and Kenni and Shrimp, there would be a KK trip with new boat (air Con), I am probably joining, they could take 2 more.....

    Date is up to us to chose from Feb to May except 1~7 of May, where they are engaged in a competition.

    Wanted to thanks you guys again, nice people and lot of laughters...

  • Evolution

    I am very interested in the KK trip, I dont think the Kuching trip will very much materialize.

    Really have to get away from work, just to keep the sanity in check. Do pm me about the cost and iteninary etc.

    Last night, reach home. After sorting out the fishes, there are still a plenty leftovers and gave them to my neighbours.

    Shrimp, Kenni

    While you guys are with Zhou Gong, the marble ray was landed by Les, and also, there was a white tip that was pull up by the purple rod, yes.... it was 'shouting help help', but on the contrary, only felt it, after dislogging the lines from a sankot. Heee...

  • shrimp
    Alamak I forgot to write about The Teacher, nevermind ba just as well... wait someone get angry...

    Foong don't bluff... u slept more than I did... ya la ya la.. u got a lot of bait fish... fished until hand pain pain right?

    Les, just say when and I shall apply leave... An honour to go with you capt... writing your reports n proposals not a problem... por tam po...

    Anytime I wouldn't mind going with you guys... very funny the whole trip...
    Had fun, even though catch rate by us was poor. And I do declare if that boat man had told me one more time.. see that boat got another tenggiri... I would have kicked his butt into the sea... let the billfishes fight over him. I guessed he sensed I was kinda mad and sour grapes so he backed off and stopped telling me. We really gotta learn their style of fishing tenggiri. Ah well another zero trip for me.. this year I had alot... lolz.. maybe my next trip will be better...haha that is if I sleep less..
  • tunabluefin
    By the way, shrimp has not got the story of the teachers, is was between us men....Kenni, rest assured your tale is safe with us.

    Ok, i'll ask about the KK trip, fishing with old men, I only know one of them, a nice old kind man, not too sure about the others.

    Actually, I am still not too sure whether I would want to stay onboard for 3 days...but in any case, I'll check the price and revert.

    I would be away till middle of December but would try logging in once in a while.

    Also, I'll be going malaysia water once a month and would keep you guys posted.

  • tt
    shrimp" said:
    Ah well another zero trip for me.. this year I had alot... lolz.. maybe my next trip will be better...haha that is if I sleep less..
    I hope this weekend will be great for you, and all of us also lah. Can I ban you from taking sleep bag so that you'll be cold and keep awake? More coffee for you mdm?
  • lennicoim
    tt" said:
    [quote="shrimp"]Ah well another zero trip for me.. this year I had alot... lolz.. maybe my next trip will be better...haha that is if I sleep less..
    I hope this weekend will be great for you, and all of us also lah. Can I ban you from taking sleep bag so that you'll be cold and keep awake? More coffee for you mdm?[/quote]

    If she no bring then borrow from you .
    U ho say liao , cold turkey liao .
    Better bring madam .
  • joeyjoey
    why never bring camera.? :evil: sounds so fun okay. you must have enjoyed yourself.
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