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Tuas Offshore Fishing with Wreckhunter

Looks can be deceiving.

It has been almost two years since our last trip with Wreckhunter and we were all looking forward to get some chomek (squid). The thoughts of live chomek with maggi filled our heads as we prepared our night fishing tackle at RSYC. Fishing at RSYC brings back some memories as I have had many trips with the Singapore fishing charters here.

Prepping our gears at RSYC (Republic of Singapore Yacht Club)

Joining us on this trip was Sir Cain, the cousin of Emmanuel (who runs the Korean Fishing Guide Service as a business) so we were pretty stroked. We have seen Cain in action before and he is clearly a beast when it comes to "pumping" the fish up!

The target of the day though chomek and frankly speaking, fishing was rather secondary. We scooped about 40 pieces of chomek at Tuas, ate 20 of them and set aside the rest for fishing. We told ourselves if the live bait runs out, we will just use "kelong sotong" or frozen sotong. After all, our stomachs are more important than catching fish.

This time we tried Korean maggi. The saltiness of the soup and sweetness of the chomek was divine.

The fishing action started out almost instantaneously as Cain got a decent take on his rod. After that was fish vs man as the fish, surprisingly, took out quite abit of line. He quickly regained control though and the fish was quickly being transported up to the surface. It was less than 5 minutes when we saw a bit of colour and we were fairly surprised when it was a very tasty stingray! All of us were taken aback because of the way the fight went. Some were saying big ang cho because of the run but all of us were snooked because a stingray of this size usually struggles more but this one just got dragged up by Cain.

Newbies on abang boat always perform!

Upon closer inspection, this ray was superb eating quality. It was meaty, had white spots, was male and had a long tail - all attributes of a superior eating ray. Plus point was the fish was brought up really quickly so lactic acid buildup was minimal. This was a ray that you could steam or boil and still be damn delicious. Cain though was doubtful and didn't believe us (he later said it was the best fish he had eaten in his life).

The rest of the fishing was lukewarm. Sherwin landed another ray which also looked tasty. It was also a trip where we landed the most amount of fish and squid species!

We landed chomek, green eye squid and octopus.

We also landed 8 species of fish (one barracuda was lost at boatside) which is kind of interesting because usually Wreckhunter only able to catch ang cho. In fact, at one point of time, each fish landed was different!

The guys spent an hour or so chopping up the rays hahahaha

Whatever though, like I said, our chomek maggi was more important but also, we had loads of fun "talking cock" onboard and catching up with abang.

Looking forward to the next chomek maggi fishing trip!

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