|My Offshore Fishing Trip off Horsburgh[28-29/6/03]|
off at Punggol Marina at 8+ with 6 of us onboard, including Capt Yew
Seng & his deckhand assistant. Sea was calm thru' out the 3 hr
journey. Reached there about noon, tried the 70m drop but no taker.
Using mainly live prawns & tambams in the daylight hrs, we tried a
few locations from 20+m to 70m over depth. Night time mainly squids
caught on location, both big & small & abundant of them.
Underwater current was very strong, moved back to the sheltered water
for better comfort, even then, a 22w sinker cld not reach the 29m
bottom!! Mainly sharks were caught.
Current only slackens at around 5+ am, moved out to the open again. Strikes start comin in only after 8+. Landed quite a number of them but no real biggies. Best catch: the 1.8 kg 'Spotted Coralgrouper[ang gau]' by Yew Seng. Called it a day at 11am as storm was approching from a distance. White caps were forming everywhere, 2-3 m waves splashing on bow every now & then. Travelling only at 4-5 knots, still took us 2 hrs travelling from 'Middle Rock to Penggarang. It's a long & free viking ride tht knocked all of us down, literally to the floor!!! End up taking about 5 hrs trip back.
Overall: An enjoyable trip with nice, warm dinner provided, friendly & helpful Capt & his joker assistant. Looking forward to another trip, maybe head out to Sth China Sea the next time round...:)
sizes of the fishes in the above pic are 25 cm & above. These
'links' are linking to the same species but of a different fish.
5 'Painted Sweetlips[kaci]' 4 'Blackspot Tuskfishes[eng gor]'
3 'Spanish Flag Snappers' 2 'Seagrass Tuskfishes[eng gor]'
2 'Monogrammed Monocle Breams' 1 'Orange-spotted Grouper'
|***Click on some of the fishes, to view the details***|
|1.8 kg 'Spotted Coralgrouper'|
|My biggest 'tuskfish' caught, still slightly below 1 kg|
|"NightAngler" or Yew Seng's chartered boat. For more info, u can contact him at email: email@example.com|
|'Blackspot [Dory] Snapper'|
|'To be identified' Croaker|
|*Palm-sized fishes were released unless specimens were needed for ID purposes.|
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