Fishing with Ah Fong (Pong), one of the best Changi fishing bumboat captain
|Dad caught the first fish. Quite a huge kaci!|
It was really cool that Ah Fong now accepts booking through WhatsApp and it was rather shocking that the price for booking the boat is still a very modest $450. I remember it being $450 years ago!
Ah Fong’s contact: +65 9784 7166
Anyway, back to the fishing catch report. It was an extremely windy day so conditions were very challenging. In fact it was so rocky that I had to sit throughout the trip! Thankfully, nobody got seasick and we pulled in some decent fishes (although we lost quite a fair bit of good fishes which bullied us – everyone including Ah Fong was guilty).
A small window period of half an hour led to what was a great session of jigging – Kurau Jigs, Slow Fall Jigs scoring a few good groupers (including a brute of a Hybrid Grouper which smashed the madai jig) for me. Very contented with the bite rate!
Good sized grouper on one of the slow fall jigs from bakgalfishing.
Whopper of a hybrid take took a madai jig. Didn't weigh this but definitely more than 10lbs...
Will we go again? Yeah definitely now that my dad is retired and able to spend more time fishing! Seems like dad certainly likes the old school fishing more than offshore fishing on the fiberglass boat. Nostalgia and old school goes a long way in the experience.
|Not bad considering we lost many fishes!|