Showing posts from June, 2012

Post TP (Tanjung Pinang) Dinner at Two Chefs Commonwealth

It's been 3 weeks since the crew came back from our TP (Tanjung Pinang) fishing trip on the Kansas 99 with Captain Asiq but I haven't found the time to compose the CR! The catch report is already at though. No fishing icebox problems this time! Our Coleman Iceboxes made it through safely and made it back! Anyway, we had a dinner gathering for the group at two chefs eating place commonwealth. You can google if you need two chef's address. 2 Chef is usually known for their gu yu or milk power pork chops, golden mushroom tofu and raw hum. But they usually will entertain you if you bring your own fish (cleaned of course) to them. We had brought a snapper (big spanish flag), bulat (bludger trevally) and chermin for them to cook! Out came teochew steamed chermin, sweet and sour fried snapper and bulat curry! Nothing beats having your fresh catch cooked and having drink over fresh fishing stories! On this trip, nick was the only merlion (seasick) but he stil

Singapore Jigging with Best Bet!

The famous Alan Chan at had told me that someone had backed out for his ah ho ( best bet ) aka captain henry trip and I grabbed the slot even before I apply my leave. I’ve always wanted to go out with ah ho but his booked is not easy to book as he is such a popular fishing charter in Singapore. Everytime someone asked me to tag along i didn't have the time but this time i made sure i went! The best thing about fishing with ah ho was that I only lived a few blocks away from him and I can hop on to his ride to RSYC! Ah ho is a very direct boat captain and will tell you immediately if you are doing something wrong. He is usually right about what he says so it will be wise to follow what he says. I found this out from him the first day when he shared with me the better way to work a inchiku jig. The day started off poorly as a torrential downpour hit us. This seemed like the last southern island trip with abang! Rain and rain and rain... I cast a gl

Baked Cobia with Herbs

Hi all cooking fans and fishingkakis who want to know how to prepare your fresh catch! In this post, we have some fish cooking tips from Nick (a friend of mine) who got his wife to prepare for him homemade baked cobia with herbs straight from the heart! In this post, i will share his pictures and his rough instructions on how to bake the Cobia with a little tips here and there from me. Hopefully, fishingkakis will appreciate the humble Cobia more and accept it as a great tasting fish! The Cobia is in the same fish species as the hamachi or hiramasa aka japanse yellowtail kingfish and is considered good eating! Cobia sashimi is excellent if you have the meat bled! Follow the below steps so you can learn how to bake Cobia! Baked cobia is one of the best ways to cook this fish and it is healthy as well so it's a winning recipe! Cobia is actually a little like chicken meat and i love to prepare it pan fried Cobia, fried with vegetables, baked, fish n chips or even in pasta! You

Desaru 2D1N Jigging and Night Stay at Pelangi Balau Resort

Just to share a short CR that happened a few weeks back. We were supposed to be having 2 solid days of day jigging and a good night's rest at Pelangi Balau Resort but due to a minor car accident while driving to the beach, we had to get our car fixed and we could not go out fishing for the day. So it was back to our resort after Captain Badol touched up the car with a little bit of marine glue. The resort was reasonably good as we paid around $200 SGD for 4 of us for a villa. It came with a simple breakfast too! Good bed for rest Great toilet. Damn huge! TV Spacious Living Room We could finally fish on the second day and we were raring to go! Getting ready! First stop was at the unjam or FAD (Fish Attracting Device)  to see if we could tempt some spanish mackeral aka batang... but they were holding too deep and our jigs couldn't get to them. We had a few bust offs when baiting though! I only managed to get a Chencaru on jig here... Anyway, we packed up and made the

Storm Gomuku Concept Metal Jigs by Rapala

Rapala has finally caught onto the jigging scene after being a maker of lures for quite some time. And in one of their brands (Storm), they have been doing it right. The local fishing and jigging community of Singapore and south east asia have been getting good jigs from them and I suspect this will continue for quite some time as the light jigging and micro jigging craze lingers. Wonder when will a Storm madai appear though…. Storm (by Rapala) has been producing good quality jigs at affordable prices for quite some time now. They have followed up with the Storm Gomoku series following the success of the Storm Thunder Jigs which were a big hit with pelagic species and light jigging fans alike! I have had the fortune to use a few of the Storm Gomame during my recent trips to Desaru and I was impressed with the sleek profile. It was very suitable for fast speed jigging but still offers little resistance while jigging. I hit a few Chencaru and Queenfish during my trip to TU Lighthous

Singapore Fishing (Jigging) at Southern Islands

We have always wanted to try micro jigging and popping in our Singapore Southern Islands and it so happened that Abang was free on that Monday since it was his off in lieu. We had a quick arrangement and off we went to our first pure southern island jigging trip with madais, inchikus and madai jigs. You can get these jigs from Singapore tackle shops here as it’s currently the in thing. We went to the popular spots like near Pawai, Jurong Island, Bukom and even Labrador. We met up at West Coast market very early on at around 730 am to have breakfast. I had my favourite west coast market tau suan… but it then started raining heavily. A quick check at the Singapore weather forecast website revealed heavy rains and wind. We were slightly disheartened then since we will cancel the trip if the weather continues but at around 9am, the weather became better and again (slight disheartened), we set off for RSYC (Republic Singapore Yacht Club) to board the boat. It was rock and roll