Sunday, December 11, 2011

Changi Offshore 3 December with Ah Long... The Smallies came out to play!

This post is somewhat dedicated to my dad...Different times, different strokes... It used to be my dad that brought me on an offshore trip or two in the past. I remember him bringing me to Bedok Jetty to fish for the tambans, i remembered him tying all the rigs for me during offshore trips and so on...

Look at how smug i was!!!

That was me... jigging for tambans with an old spinning setup... those were the days

Me at a slightly older age going southern island offshores with my dad...


Now, it's me that's doing all these... for him and my brother. It's kinda deja vu... but i guess it's how things should be! Nothing better than the guys in the family all going out for a day of fun and putting fishes on the table! Well one day i really dream of doing what my dad did... going to the deep seas of indonesia and malaysia and use a handline set to bring up a 10ft tiger shark.... i still have a photo of that somewhere that ill try to find...

So here i was bringing him on a changi offshore trip. We boarded the bumboat at Changi point ferry terminal... yes the ferry placce that people take bumboats to Pulau Ubin...

It rained cats and dogs the previous day so we weren't optimistic about the catch... the rain probably spoiled the water condition. We were half right.. the biggies did not come out to play and were probably not in the mood to feed but the smaller fishes were full of energy and each fish had a crab or squid in its mouth half digested!

Everyone managed to get some fish... The dad managed to bully some fish on my calstar 10-25lbs and accurate 197.... it's kinda shocking to see him just reeling in the fish... he's not used to rods as he always used to handline...

I did not manage to get any ang cho or golden snapper this time round but i still managed to get a few good sized groupers...

My dad, brother, uncle and my dad's friends and his son...


Going to the fish farms to buy some live prawns

Sigh my dad took a photo of me... and it doesnt look good!






Suppiah and son







A rather measly catch...


1 comment:

Paddy Pike said...

Hi Nigel, Those are some great pictures of the times you had with family, And fishing isnt just a sport iys a way of life, And you remembering your roots,
And having a family picture is the best catch ever,
,,,Paddy,,,

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