Thursday, August 30, 2012

National Day Tuas Singapore Offshore/Boat Fishing with Abang

Every year we'll always try to organise and plan a fishing trip during National Day. When the whole of Singapore is busy with the fireworks and watching TV, the bunch of us would be out there in the sea doing some fishing and sometimes even watching the aircraft take off from Sudong and Pawai. Fishing in Singapore is that tough... we'll have to find public holidays to actually have some time for fishing!

It was no different this year with a quickie fishing trip arranged with Abang. We set off from RSYC for a madai/tai kabura and inchiku fishing trip with Dave also using some metal jigs. We were to fish the southern islands with only artificial baits and we did not even get any live prawns.

The wind was kind to us early in the morning and we managed to do some drift fishing or rather drift jigging where ah bao hit an unstoppable monster fish by madai bouncing on the sea bed. The fish stripped his stella 6k in a few seconds and he was shouting turn the boat! Turn the boat! That way! On the Engine!!! But it was over in seconds as the fish somehow cut itself off the reef. We suspected it to be a Giant Trevally aka GT because the leader was cut when he was pumping in the fish and not cut when on the run. It could be that the GT slammed the madai and it's own face against some rocks in an effort to dislodge the jig.

What a waste! But we were in for a good time as Clarence got this beautiful eng ko/parrot fish/tuskfish on madai jig. The take was good and the fight was sweet! But if you would look at the video, the fish was hanging outside the net when it was netted with one hook on the fish, one hook on the net!

Dave was not to be disappointed with his hardwork working those metal jigs though as a good sized sagai or bumpnose trevally took his jig and gave him some workout!

Abang also had a great time landing some grouper on madai jig... no luck for me or Andrew though... and the wind finally picked up at noon time and there was no chance of doing anymore fishing as the conditions got worse and so we packed up. The total catch only being a few good sized groupers, 2 parrot fishes, a few spanish flags aka teeboon, 1 bumpnose trevally aka sagai.

We had a good dinner at Ghim Moh... where we had... yummy fish! Sweet and sour grouper and steamed parrot fish!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Singapore Southern Island Fishing Tips: Southern Treasures of Singapore

The Southern Islands of Singapore has been a happy fishing and popular spot for anglers in Singapore for many years. The fish season is all year round with certain fishes being more prolific during certain months. Boat charters and anglers usually head to Pulau Bukom, Sentosa, St John Island, Tuas, Sister Islands to do their fishing.

Beautiful picture of a sunset over our southern islands

Anglers have been using this place for a quick night out especially during the monsoon season when trips to regional waters are ceased. Anglers also have brought their newly customized fishing rods and newly bought reels to test out against the monster fishes of the deep!

A vast, exciting variety of fishes such as the Golden Snapper (Ang Cho), Sweetlips (Kaci), Stingrays, Threadfin Salmons (Ngo Heur), Cobia, Jewfish (Mien Heur) and Giant Grouper (Gao Tun) are regularly caught. Although the waters are productive and fishing charters are aplenty, some local knowledge will help you to snag that prized catch. It also helps if you get an experienced Captain who has great knowledge of the various popular fishing spots and how to fish them.

Snappers are very common fish to encounter at night
Abang with a grouper, a very common fish at our southern islands

Good size snappers!

Typical day fishing trips start 8am in the morning and end around evening time while night trips start at 6pm and end the following morning at 8am. Day trips are usually priced at $300 - $400 in general. Night trips are usually priced higher due to the longer hours and fall between the ranges of $350 - $500.

In this article, we’ll show you some of the methods that we use for night fishing in our Southern waters using baits.

Tackle Used
Many believe that night fishing at the southern islands should be done with at least a PE 2 – 4 setup and that’s pretty comfortable in general but I usually believe in three things. They are the current flow, terrain and the type of species targeted.

Current flow in the sea is different everyday. Neap tides generally present slower current and spring tides present strong, fast flowing current.

Fishes in general are usually more aggressive during fast current and pickier during slow current. Tackle requirement should be decided by studying the current flow for the night. For Southern Islands, one can use a PE 1 – 3 for slow flows ( sinker size 2 – 6 ), PE 2 – 4 for medium flows ( Size 6 – 14), PE 4 and above for strong flows (Beyond size 16). Note that current flows during certain times of the night are not always the same. There are changes in current direction and strength when the tide changes.

Terrain is very important for tackle requirement too. If you are fishing at a sand mound or muddy area, lighter tackle is usually okay as you do not need to stop the fish from dashing into the reefs. For fishing at wrecks or underwater structures, heavy gear is the way to go as you need to stop the fishes from dashing into the structures and cutting off your line.

Anglers must also take into account the type of species targeted. Snappers and other similar fish are okay on light tackle but Giant Groupers and stingray should be targeted using heavy gear.

Rigs Used and Terminals use
The standard rig used is always the old traditional way of using a “rang-gong” or metal spreader. The metal spreader is joined to a good strong swivel. This is to prevent the bite leader from catching the mainline while the line is being let down.

A single snood of around 1 – 4 meter long bite leader of 50lbs Dupont or 80lbs soft leader is used. The length of the snood often depends on the current flow.

Bait presentation is important and the long leader will allow your bait to “flap” like a flag in the current. If the current is slow, reel in a few cranks to keep your sinker off the bottom to allow the bait to be above the bottom and to “dangle”. This will also reduce your chances of snagging onto rocks.

Hook sizes of 4/0 to 10/0 are used depending on the type of fish targeted and the size of the bait. I usually prefer Owner hooks especially the Aki Twist series for the sharpness and thickness of the hook. Hook sizes must be in proportion with the size of bait used. If you are using a 7 inch Live Squid, you have to go with a hooks size of at least 7/0 so that hook up is better.

You can use a variety of hooks like Long Shank, Beak or even Circle hooks. These are due to angler preference but if you’re doing it first time, just stick with a normal beak hook.

The prime bait for night offshore in our Southern Waters are live arrow head squids although green eyed/reef squid/che bak and cuttlefish are often scooped as a by catch. These are scooped by going to popular squid scooping areas like Tuas, St John or Botak Hill.

The squids are in season from September to December and anglers usually have no problem scooping up bait. Charter boats should have lamps and squid nets. The skipper will assist in scooping but you can give it a try too. Once some live squids are caught, they are usually used as “pick ups” and put back into the water via a line. These will attract other squids to the surface.

Scooping duty for Shawn
Freshly scooped squids are the best bait!
Squids between 4 to 5 inches usually make good sizes for fishing Snapper. Bigger squids are good for Grouper.  30 – 50 pcs of squid are usually scooped up before heading out to fish. Always hook the squid on the tail once so that it will stay alive and so that it will be properly presented to the fishes. Don't hook your squid up a few times and present it like a sotong ball!

According to old sea salts, the reason why fishes love these live squids is that the live squids have a natural “luminous” colour that attracts fish at night. The fishes can see and smell this natural colour. Compare that to a live prawn which would look like a needle in a hay stack in the sea at night!

Squid are always not available. For this reason, organizers usually standby Kelong Sotong and these are sold at a premium of up to $30/kg! Kelong Sotong are squids that have not touched freshwater and are specially packed for fishermen. Anglers believe that this helps the squid retain its natural smell and makes it a must have bait.

The infamous kelong squid!
Other popular baits include live bait fishes and flower crabs for Giant Grouper.

“Cold Water”
Understanding the type of fishes that bite during different circumstances is vital as it usually is the make or break between a great trip and a poor trip. Angler’s often blame the Captain for a bad catch but do not realize that sometimes fishes do not bite during poor conditions.

The “cold water” condition usually comes about after heavy down pours and strong winds. Anglers believe that the water temperature goes down and certain fishes like the snapper become less active during this period. However, other fishes like Lizard Sharks, Sweetlips, Red Snapper, Deep Sea Barramundi and Catfish become more active during this period.

It is good to note that this “cold water” condition does not really affect certain fishes like Grouper and Stingray. However, fishes like Golden Snapper “hibernate” during this period and stay off the hunt.

Sea lice are very common during “cold water” and will eat up your good bait in minutes. If you do encounter an area with many sea lice, it is a good idea to conserve the good bait and wait for better times like day break!
A Catfish - sure signs of cold water
We have come to the end of the mini guide and below are some short write ups on a few trips with Abang whom I usually fish with at Southern Islands

Blackie Follows Squid Home!!
It was a bad night so far and sea lice were found in our bait.  This was a sure sign that the water was “cold”. Less fishes feed during this period and bites were very slow.
The current was picking up and Abang proceeded to the secret spot as planned. This secret spot was an underground cave of around 30 meters from the bottom and was a proven spot for big snapper.

We lowered down our lines with renewed hope and vigor. Current was fairly slow and size 6 sinkers were able to hold. A few minutes passed but there was an air of hopefulness surrounding the crew. Bang and Bang! Two of the rods bent at the same time. Teeth were grit and arms were cranking! Abang, who was using hand line also had a hit and was struggling to recover line with his hands. Good size Golden Snappers were landed in quick succession.

I looked at my rod and waited in silent longing but after that, it was quiet for next one hour. “Up Lines” said Abang and we started reeling in our lines. I was feeling fairly lethargic and reeling in slowly but steadily. I could feel my rig brushing against the sea cave as I was reeling in. It was another 20 meters to the boat when I felt a big thud.

Poom! Something took the bait hard! My Calstar 10 – 25lbs gave a wicked bend and the Accurate 197 was peeling out line at a good rate. I shifted the reel to sunset drag and immediately gave it a good wank to stop the fish so that it could not take me into the structures below. I was excited as this was a big surprise and immediately the thoughts of Cobia followed through.

The squad was cheering and I was still cranking the bugger up. The pure adrenaline rush contributed to the great orgasmic feeling that all fishos feel. The mystery fish gave sporadic short bursts but was obediently following the line in. It had all the traits of a Cobia and I vividly recalled Ah Don who had lost a giant Cobia over 60lbs on Abang’s boat recently!
Then, at around 10 meters of water, the fish went berserk and made countless short dashes. The squad were laughing and cheering as I gave strange squealing sounds of orgasm. Well, the battle soon reached the climax and the fish was in after another few cranks.

A good sized Black Sweetlips(Orh Kaci) around the 5lb mark was scooped up in the net by Abang. Disbelief followed by understanding registered on our faces. The fish must have been hanging around the fringes of the sea cave when it saw my squid slowly being reeled up from the bottom! Yet another reason to reel in your line slowly when checking for baits!

Needless to say, the look of contentment was on me as I landed my 2nd ever Black Sweetlips in my fishing life!
Blackie AKA Orh Kaci
Jewfish Frenzy!
Four kakis were out on a Friday night on Abang’s boat. We went to the usual spot and started to mass the live squid with squid jigs and scooping them up. They were surfacing in sporadic amounts tonight and we scooped around 30 pcs by 2300 hrs.
We headed to our first spot with our live bullets hitting the seabed hoping for some good Golden Snappers. Cold winds, slow current and cold water left us wanting with little more than a small ray and a couple nurse sharks.

Disappointed, we shifted a few spots. We had plenty of squid left and we used them without reserve. Everyone was falling asleep but the current was somewhat picking up and suddenly Thomas got a quick bite with a small Golden Snapper at the end of it!

The next few minutes saw everyone check their baits and let down their lines with great energy. After what seemed like forever, Thomas got another hit. This time, it was different. The rod bent all the way to the hilt and the Accurate Boss Magnum 500n was screaming! Everyone was waiting to see the fish since it didn’t fight like a Golden Snapper!

It was a Jewfish around 3kg! That really got the mood up and right after that it was a feeding frenzy. Everyone pulled up some Jewfish all around the 3kg range! Even Abang joined in and one! We had 5 Jewfish in the bag within 30 minutes and the air was tense with excitement!

The next strike for Thomas was so much different though… The rod just bent down without warning and a sunset drag setting on the Accurate Boss Magnum 500N was not enough to stop the fish. Thomas regained a little line each time and it was clear it wasn’t a ray but what was it?!  The fish dashed out again and took more line before it cut Thomas off on the reef. What a waste!


Abang posing with a good sized one

There were no bites after that and the kakis decided to pack up and go home at 0400 hrs. Calls and SMS of bragging, laughter and delight was the name of the game that day!

Abang and His Magical Toe
Squid scooping was slow tonight and the squid were not surfacing due to dirty water which was probably caused by the afternoon downpour early in the day. Abang was patient and asked us to wait while we amassed the 30 live squids required for our “killing grounds”.
We finally got around 30 – 40 pieces of live squid around 0100 hrs and proceeded to the danger zone. Abang had a slight grin on his face as he maneuvered to boat the location.
However, at 0300 hrs, we were calling it a disaster. Only a small Spanish Flag Snapper and Deep Sea Barramundi were caught. The water was awfully cold and our sinkers came up with a warm feel. Sea lice were rife and dug into our live squid with obvious disregard for the poor anglers.

Abang had tied his handline to his toe and was already close to starting his “Generator”. Time passed slowly and 2 more of the crew were turning on their “Generators”.

“Hoii Oiii Urggg!!”

Out of a sudden, we saw Abang sat upright and made lots of funny noises. He was frantically trying to get his hand line out of his toe which got so tight that he had trouble taking it out! He gave up trying to undo the line and grabbed the other side of the hand line. “Come to Papa!” he shouted as he gave a great big pull.

After that, we saw a completely revitalized and different Abang as he treated his hand line like an anchor rope. He pulled the line as if he was pulling up anchor and never looked back. The fish on the line wasn’t about to give in meekly and we saw Abang stick his hand into the water as the fish tried to take some line. Abang did not yield and continue his frenzied state of pulling as the crew remained silent.

This was the first time that there was no cheering and laughing as it was obvious that this was one serious fish and utmost concentration was required by Abang. Nobody got up from their places so as balance the boat.

5 minutes later, after it seemed like hours of endless pulling, Abang finally gave us a big smile and told us that the danger was over. He calmly took out a Cigarette and continued to pull in slowly. He told us that it was a Giant Grouper or a Giant Moving rock!

A few minutes later, Abang motioned for us to give him some space as he needed to land the fish. “Find the Gaff!” Abang shouted to us.

I got the gaff from the back just as the fish surfaced with a huge swirl. It was the largest Giant Grouper or Gao Tun that I have seen up close! The crew itched for a quick view of the fish but everyone kept their discipline and stayed in their places.

Abang passed me the hand line and told me not to panic as the fish was already spent. He inserted the gaff into the fish’s mouth with a quick motion and gaffed the fish.

“Nigel, drop the hand line and help me with this! He motioned to me. The two of us grabbed the gaff and slowly lifted the fish into the boat as the crew burst into cries of disbelief and laughter. We gave each other Hi Fives and Abang gave thumbs up to the many snapping cameras!

We got back to the marina and had a photo taking session there. It was back there that we had a better look at the fish and realized that it was even bigger than we though. Abang estimated it to be at least 100lbs. The restaurant at the marina even wanted to buy the fish off from Abang at $1200 but Abang said no as he cut up the fish to be divided between the crew. Looks like fish head steam boat and curry fish head was going to be on the menu for all of us!

Abang with the monster grouper!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Last Minute Pekan Sailfish Trip - August 11

The original plan was to head to Desaru TU Lighthouse for some hot Queenfish jigging action with my group of newbie jigging friends being the main victims of some poison. In fact, I brought them to beach road to stock up on some light jigging tackle like the Eupro Salty Fighter, Daiwa Revros, Surecatch Flash Jigs, Asari Pinktails and so on... They were new to light jigging and were looking forward to the trip. The weather wasn't looking so good however and the dreaded call came late at night that the trip had to be cancelled due to strong winds... Oh no...

But then a wacky idea came and just one phone call meant we were on the way to Pekan Pahang to go fish up some sailfishes! All of us were grossly underprepared for Sailfish but we quickly mustered what we could and began the long drive up to Pahang which is near Kuantan. It's my favourite location for Sailfish because it's so laid back and out of the way which makes it more attractive than the Kuala Rompin Sailfish. Also, fishing wise, it is calming to be the only boat in the area fishing for Sailfish and this was primo as i recall horror stories from my friend's fishing in Rompin when numerous boats were out on the same grounds and lines were crossed between different boats!

In addition, I was close with our boatman, his family and also familiar with the restaurant people/breakfast people and so on. It's somehow different when you can just open the boatman's place late at night as you knew where his keys were hidden and just let yourself in as it was your own place... Best of all, 60RM a night and you get a good room with beds/aircon/toilet and all the basic amenities of the boatman's place. It was a pretty close knit community and you somehow feel part of that... And of course one of the main reasons for coming to Pekan.... The fried calamari and nonya steamed fish at Sri Pekan.....

It was only August and compared to Rompin, the Sailfish will not be that active in Pekan yet... Pekan Sailfishes tend to peak around October due to the migratory patterns but I was very suprised at the amount of Sailfishes we saw during this trip. It was an extremely bumpy ride but we made it to the Sailfish grounds and we were greeted with numerous seagulls! Local fishermen often say that one seagull is one sailfish... well, we saw 2 dozen seagulls and when the Sails came close, I could only stare... There were easily 2 dozen fishes clustered together and when our live bait drifted past them, they didn't take! We only had a few bites in the morning with NO SAILFISH chasing the poppers! Quite amazing this one.... Our Captain Rickey commented that there are too many baitfishes in the water and I believed him because the Sailfish were playing with our live bait and merely slapping them with their tails and then swimming off!

In anyway, one of my friends who was a Sailfish virgin landed his first Sailfish. Kudos to him because he has been trying for the past 2 years to land one but always failed..... the newbies will require more experience though as we struggled to revive some Sailfish.

Here's a good cool underwater video done up by Kiat... love the squid attacking the camera!

We landed around 5 Sailfishes and bust off as many before having our lunch and going over to the squid grounds where we had fun hauling squid after squid.... The main tip for catching squid at the unjam is simple.... sink your jig to the bottom with a sinker apollo style or running sinker rig and twitch it up a few cranks, let it sink, pause 10 seconds and repeat...  very often, the squid will be onto your jig in seconds. Don't drop the squid! Because if you spook one, the rest will swim away! We had fun catching them squids and we easily caught a few dozens... I had the biggest squid of the trip probably over a kg....hehehehe....

After a hot black day, we returned to shore and got rewarded with the best part of the trip.... Nonya squid, steamed ang ko li, calamari... It was good to have a taste of the nonya zheng after a few months... Simply love it so much that we always have to come back here!

That's all folks of my 1 day Sailfish trip.... only possible in singapore! hahaha!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Singapore Changi Offshore with Family 12 August 2012

Another Sunday was spent out on the waters hunting for the big fishes off Changi and Tekong with the family... Well, this is going to be the last trip for many months as I have not seen any suitable tides during the weekend in the months that lie ahead. On this trip, the bulk of the fishing kakis were my dad's friends who couldnt make it the last trip as there were too many people. Conditions were perfect for fishing although the live prawns we got from Changi pro tackle were too big! It's good to note that the Changi village hawker centre is undergoing renovation now...
We boarded the boat at changi point jetty (yes the jetty with all the bumboats going to pulau ubin) During the this trip, I managed to poison ah long into doing some madai/tai kabura fishing and it paid off for him when he landed a decent 3lb grouper on tai kabura! I could see it in his eyes the mutual feeling of attaining enlightment and the next question that followed was "where can i buy this?" Hahahahahaha another one bites the dust...

Anyway, drift fishing was extremely slow and the fishes weren't biting. My brother lost a big one though that burst 30lb mainline but that was just about it... a fish here and a fish there. I lost a huge fish too when i did not know it was a fish. The fish ate the extra large live prawn and just parked itself there. I initially even though it was a rock and when i started reeling in, it moved!!!! I was shocked as the fish powered away and i couldn't set in time... suspected to be a giant grunter or guhood...

All boring time for me....until i landed a kuku fish or stargazer on asari inchiku...

The bite stopped at lunch time and we were to wait for the incoming tide and what did you know? Weiyee hit the jackpot! I was just beside him when he was saying he got stuck or sangoat on the seabed... when suddenly, the reel screamed. I looked at him and laughed together..... up came a 2.5kg grouper that was just lightly hooked at the lip!

We also visited one of ah long's older spots at the end of the day in what resulted in some good grouper and snappers... before cutting the trip and heading back. Well, don't complain when there's still fishes!

Went home and quickly cleaned one of the so called premium gaos that i saw escaped from the farm and probably lived in the wild for some time... yummy! The gao was so sweet and meat slides off easily like ang gao...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fisherplan Tackleshop at Pekan Pahang

I've recently came back from Pekan from some fishing. I've had a friend who wanted a taste of the famous sailfish so since we had a last minute slot, we brought him there. Yes, I do not go to Rompin for Sailfish but to Pekan because I am so familiar and attached with the place. Other than the Sailfish, we had some squid as well.

My favourite captain has setup a mini tackleshop in his own house - Fisherplan tackle. He has stocked the place with various essentials like jigs (asari cast fighters, pinktails etc), williamsom jet poppers, mainline like fireline and even shock leaders. There are also owner fishing gloves, fishing hooks, reels etc etc. Those that are familiar with light jigging should be familiar with the Eupro Twincraft and Salty Fighter which is also on display.

It's a good place to get some fishing essentials when you're up and about the area especially if your lures and jigs are lost to toothy critters like spanish macks!  Do visit the place if you need light jigging stuff!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Deep Sea Tackle Sales

If you frequent beach road for fishing tackle shopping, you will be familiar with Deep Sea Tackle. They sell a mish mash of tackles there and generally anything from rods, reels and lures/jigs. They also sell a good range of terminal tackles like sinkers, swivels, split rings, sabiki jigs, pliers.

This tackle shop in Singapore is mostly known for it's Asari Inchiku Jigs, Asari Cast fighters (smith metal forcast copy) and Asari Madai Jigs. They also have the Asari Pinktails, Angler Pals deflector jigs, surecatch flasher jigs and technic jigs like the technic GT Jack. They tend to have some premium products here and there like the Yozuri Metallic Sardines, Shout Assist hooks,

They are now having 30% sales if you get x amount of items. I'm not too sure about what is on sale but it's virtually anything since i went down last week and i got some jigs, lures etc at 30%. Pretty good price on the Asari Pinktail after discount...

It's a nice shop that have been there for sometime and I'm not sure why they are having this sale but it's a good chance to get some good stuff if you know what to look for. I hope they're not closing down but more of clearing stock!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Popping Practice

I'll be heading to the Maldives early next year to tackle some of my dream fishes - GT, Dogtooth Tuna, Red Bass, Yellow Fin Tuna, Amberjacks etc.... and it's tackle and technique preparation time! Had a good workout with the guys today as they educated me on the popping tips and techniques.  We had our popping session at Upper Seletar Reservoir fishing grounds. An extremely popular area for big game fishermen to practice their popping!

We had a good high end range of tackle and I tested Stella/Saltiga/Twinpower reel combinations with the Ripple Fishers, Temple Reefs, Carpenter rods. Even the new cheap ATC Blitz was there. I'll be slowly deciding on a popping setup to get... Poppers like the El Toro, Yozuri Bull, Craftbaits etc were all introduced to me.

Hopefully it'll be up by October so I have some actual field testing on the Pekan and Rompin Sailfishes...

Really really can't wait to go popping for GT!

Here's some shots for remembrance sake!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Changi Offshore Fishing with Ah Long 29 July 2012

Personally, I have given up my hopes on Changi Offshore Fishing in Singapore as while there are still good fishes to be caught, the sizes are pretty much table sized. I will still have a few trips of year during the fishing season though. This is one of them.

The reason why I still have some trips a year during weekends is family. My dad still loves to go wet a line or two and my this was my brother's second trip out to sea. I'm a pretty sentimental person when it comes to family fishing. My uncles from both sides of the family will join in as well together with family friends and so on. Fishing keeps people together and promotes good father son bonding.

An all round photo of the fishing dudes!

Anyway, I usually get my live prawns (bait) from Changi Village at Changi Pro Tackle from Gina early in the morning. I think I noticed that Riverland Tackle seems to have gotten bigger? The Changi Village Food Center (Hawker Center/Market) was closed for renovation so I had purposely made ice for this trip in the form of cubes! I got us 2kg of live prawns at $66 for 8 of us.

While the date I had chosen was a good fishing date, the previous day had rained and I did not want to hope for anything ... but once we were out there, it was tight lines for all of us! I initially started out on madai and inchiku jigs but as time wore on, I just used bait... hahaha... it was easier for holding out the rig on the bottom as the wind was crazy today!

My brother did well and landed 10 over fishes by just sticking his rod out and playing a fool! I only had landed 4 - 5 fishes but had a beauty of a Golden Snapper at 1.8kg. Dad had a blast too reeling in good sized Snappers.

Alright! Good sized! Great fight on this one. Haven't felt this in quite awhile now!

Uncle caught the fishes coral home!

Even posed with a picture!

Cousin doing well

Well, most of the fishes today were table sized today and good for steam fish! Good fishing for every boat at Changi that day from Ah Chong, Ah Fong, Ah Soon etc.

Total catches with a few models!

Cute and handsome model!

Quickly went home to gut the fishes and had a good meal of steamed red snapper and grouper for the mother! Still a pretty good catch for Singapore Fishing nowadays!

Morale of the story? Good fishing time with family is priceless.