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    Fishing again... Koh Chang

    Got a pass for the weekend with fishing being the excuse...

    Straight to the boat when we landed on the island to sort out a few last minute things... Lovely boat.



    There was a busy enough beer bar complex just down the road from the hotel where we took up residence both nights...



    Set off dead early on the Saturday morning (once the skipper had managed to get some lazy feckers out of bed.. )... Stopped at skippers jungle hideaway to pick up fishing gear and beer...



    Speeding off to sea..



    Here I am at the wheel...



    Here I am cooking up breakfast....



    How to fish:

    Discover that crabsticks can't be used for bait...



    Bringing in a big fucker...



    Have it.




    Aa few different baits were experimented with... Sausage and bacon were nibbled off the hooks and somebody even used the silver paper from a fag packet and a piece of cardboard at one point...






    Caught fuck all big but it was a good weekend... ...






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    Nice work mate! shame about coming in empty handed - did you have to stop in at the seafood markets on the way home

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    Thats pretty poor not catching ANYTHING....any good skipper should now some reef spots for catching something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins
    Caught fuck all big but it was a good weekend... ...


    hence the reason I've always avoided fishing trips in thailand, is there any good operators out there?

    but nice pics mate.

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    You spend that much on a sprucey new flash as boat and cannot catch a sardine.....yet the thai guys go out in 2$ junks and catch vely big fish...

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    So what are trying to do here? Take some personal photos to put on your Hi5 page for later?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cimboc View Post
    Nice work mate! shame about coming in empty handed - did you have to stop in at the seafood markets on the way home
    Stopped at the beer bars on the way home... We always manage to go home smelling of fish...


    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    Thats pretty poor not catching ANYTHING....any good skipper should now some reef spots for catching something...
    I will pass your thoughts onto the skipper


    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    is there any good operators out there?

    but nice pics mate.
    Dunno... This was just a mate with a boat - his 'fish finder' wasn't working so it was all guesswork...



    Quote Originally Posted by mobs00 View Post
    So what are trying to do here? Take some personal photos to put on your Hi5 page for later?
    What are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by mobs00 View Post
    So what are trying to do here? Take some personal photos to put on your Hi5 page for later?
    What are you talking about?
    ^ The guy in the white shirt, camera in hand taking a photo of himself waving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post

    Dunno... This was just a mate with a boat - his 'fish finder' wasn't working so it was all guesswork...
    Yep that sure does create a challenge.... did he have a plotter or anything onboard or totally blind?

    How deep??

    With the crazy restrictions they have on charters in West Oz these days its not much different here... you pay an arm and a leg then have to share the one fish you caught with everyone else one the boat

    Glad it was a mate so you did have to fork out too much... unless he's a big drinker of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobs00 View Post
    ^ The guy in the white shirt, camera in hand taking a photo of himself waving.
    Well spotted.


    Quote Originally Posted by cimboc View Post
    did he have a plotter or anything onboard or totally blind?

    How deep??

    Glad it was a mate so you did have to fork out too much... unless he's a big drinker of course
    He was reading the lie of the land and the surface whirlypools to work out where the fish were hiding.

    It was a good few fathoms deep.

    He ran it at a loss after forking out for fuel and tackle... I think the prices are going up for the next trip..

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    Might do better if you spread your lines out a bit more or even get some outriggers for the boat. This will present a better picture to the fish below. Use to crew on a few boats in Hawaii, we always caught fish.

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    Enjoyed the report and pics.

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    Great report,would love to get some fishing in myself.

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    where was Slimboy Fat? Was he back at the guesthouse cooking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    Thats pretty poor not catching ANYTHING....any good skipper should now some reef spots for catching something...
    Fabulous photos. And the pool bar looks fun.

    But you caught nothing?

    No clap for you

    Andrew

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    Next time try some spinning lures, preferably some shiny ones, and then just trawl them off the back of the boat. You should catch some Barracuda in no time. You probably would have had more luck with that can of Singha than a sausage!

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    Took the fishing tour in Phuket a few weeks ago, they just go about 10 miles south of Phukettown and troll around 6 lines with 5 lures shaped like squid on each. Nothing but Tuna, but once they started biting we caught a lot. Often two or three on on line, quite a fight for fish that were all about a foot long. Total about 50 Tuna, but the real fishing is in the deeper water off west of Phuket. The Thai boats were going out past the Similans at night and comming back with Sailfish and Mahi-Mahi saw them unloading them in the morning at Taplamau pier. If you want to eat, Rawai Beach has a lot of cheap seafood joints, had the Mackeral and they served it with a spicy dark red, smokey chilli dipping sauce that was just fantastic.

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    Mackerel is minging

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    where was Slimboy Fat? Was he back at the guesthouse cooking?
    Slimbraceface was at home having an Isaan floor party with her mates..


    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Hicks View Post

    But you caught nothing?

    No clap for you
    I wouldn't wish the clap on anybody... Caught a bit of a tan and some small stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    You probably would have had more luck with that can of Singha than a sausage!
    Shiny sharp stuff was tried here.. We did see a big fucker jump for one of them..
    Bigger than big it was..






    Quote Originally Posted by nightowl2548 View Post
    Rawai Beach has a lot of cheap seafood joints, had the Mackeral and they served it with a spicy dark red, smokey chilli dipping sauce that was just fantastic.
    I fancy trying Krabi for fishing... I'll ask the skipper to chuck his boat over there.


    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    Mackerel is minging
    Mackerel is lovely

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins
    Shiny sharp stuff was tried here.. We did see a big fucker jump for one of them.. Bigger than big it was..
    Obviously trolling too fast you bloody muppets

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