Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Andaman Sea - Koh Adang Fishing 2016

It's been a long break from fishing for me. Since I've been here a good handful of times, I often get inquiries on boats that go out to Ko Adang, Thailand, one of my favorite fishing destinations. This time around, after a good 1 year rest from fishing activities, I was contacted by Mr. Kali from an add that I had posted in my blog. We quickly met up and discussed about the dates and cost of the trip. Upon confirmation of 8 members and a few calls across the border, we proceeded to make a booking judged on my recommended dates which were from the 31st of August to the 3rd of September 2016, a duration of 4 days and 3 nights out at sea.

The team consisting of 7 anglers: (from left to right) - Gopi, Wong, Jesu, Thina, Kali's nephew, Me, Kali
The Team

We convoyed up north in 2 cars on the night before, accept for Jesu & Wong whom had left the night earlier to spend the night in Hat Yai. We reached the border of Wang Kelian as early as 6 am only to find out that the gates would only open at 8 am. That was a set back for us being early. As per normal, clearance requires a most recent vehicle grant (driver) for entry permits and insurance, passports and of course, the fishing gear which needs to be declared at Malaysian customs. Note that you may exit at any border gate with the same deceleration form but you will need to tell them which gate you are exiting from.

Hence, the journey took 2 hours to Pak Bara, Satun which was intervened with a few stops on the way at a nearby fishing shop in Satun, and to exchange Malaysian currency. My advise to all that travel here is to change your currencies at the border in Changlun before entering Thailand to get a more competitive price.There are no money changers at the Wang Kelian border. Mind you that there are no petrol stations that operate 24 hours nearby unless you wish to divert to Kuala Perlis which is another 1/2 hour drive from the border.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Tukun Perak

The Team

As of recent times, we heard that the GT Challenger captained by Mr. Sia had already seized business and he has sold off his fishing boat.  Ah Eng's name became very popular at Teluk Bahang and let me tell you the reason why in this blog report.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Ship Wreck Expedition 2014 off Teluk Bahang, Penang

The search for nocturnal predators continues..

Nasir with our Captain Mr. Eng
This marks the fourth time I have fished in these seas off the coast of Penang. As always, the destination was made so frequently through the North-South Expressway, we had no problems getting there as we knew the route too well. We decided to leave KL at approximately 12.00am to catch the boat as early as 9.00am. This time we chartered another boat as equivalent to the one that Mr. Sia had. A 12 seater equipped with GPS, Sonar, 2 tier sleep bunkers, clean toilet, fresh ice, fresh bait and fresh water. But this time our captain was Mr.Eng or simply known as Ah Eng.

Ah Eng’s name was becoming a favourite amongst anglers as he seemed to be having a very good track record for his catches on his trips and they are of considerable grade and size. It was sad to know that Mr. Sia has now sold off his boat to venture into aquaculture businesses. So thus, we didn't see the likes of the GT Challenger at the jetty that Friday morning.

A view of Teluk Bahang jetty

Monday, 14 October 2013

Langkawi International Fishing Tournament 2013

LIFT 2013 marks another milestone in Malaysian Fishing Tournaments. An estimated group of 30 boats will be challenging in this years event consisting of anglers from India, Australia, Thailand and Malaysia. Participants will be on a 3 day 2 night expedition which will depart from Pak Bara Jetty (Satun - Thailand) on the 25th and arrive at Kuah, Langkawi's main jetty terminal on the 27th for submission of catches and weighing.

Date: 25-27 October 2013

Monday, 8 April 2013

Andaman Trip 2013

A crew of 14 members had long awaited this 4 day mission with much anticipation which took place from the 9th to the 13th of February 2013.

Fishing Location: Andaman Sea off Phuket and Krabi a.k.a Mini Burma Banks
Jetty Location: Kantang, Trang, Thailand
Boat: Nong Preawploy

The team
Consisting of highly selected individuals from across West Malaysia
Top (from left to right) Hasrul, Aiman, Captain Dee, Joe Jebon (co-organiser), Knowhood (That's me),
Dino Din, Pak Tam, Fans, Kyrul.
Bottom (from left to right) Jengkol, Pelo, Nyut, Aznee (our organiser), Abot, Butet.

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