Ok this post is going to mark a memorable milestone of my entire fishing achievement..I was feeling really excited before the trip as I have not gone to a foreign water to fish before (not mentioning JB). We thought having a dec holiday oversea and having able to fish would be a perfect plan. We set our mind on Phuket as we have never been there before and wanted to explore this beautiful island.
Right after flight & accommodation has been settled, I began to hear many negative comments about friends complaining poor results they got at Phuket. The Sam Hui look alike guy from changi pro tackle shop said the same too..Now this really freak me out. Is it that bad??!!? What about those good comments and nice pics of tourists holding their prized catch I surfed on net? Fake? I was skeptical was thinking will I get BIG FAT ZERO instead of BIG FAT FISH! So daunting!!? Follow on, I began to worry on issues like getting sun-burn, mis-packing our tackle tools, missing out odd bits & bobs..etc. Fortunately this trip proved to be fruitful and it was really enjoyable as we caught buckets and trays of tunas and other assortment species lol!
We didn't do much on the 1st day, just browsing whats nearby our hotel and finding nice restaurant to settle our dinner. We stayed in Club Adaman Beach Resort at patong beach and as expected bustling with tourists and countless tour agencies. Also booked a small game fishing package for next day through a very friendly tour agent named Pla who we later became good friends. After dinner, we went straight back to our hotel to turn in early and fully recharge for our 'big day' tomorrow lol! I heard there are many species available in andaman sea such as Tuna, Dorado, Rainbow, Sailfish, King Mackerel, Whahoo, GT & various Marline. Oh boy I can't wait!!!
Day 2 - Fishing at Andaman Sea/ Racha Yai Island- --
Our itinerary -
- 8.30am : Pick us from hotel
- 9am : Depart from ao chalong bay
- 9.30am : Get on boat and start trolling
- 10.30am : Arrive Rachai Yai island's fishing point
- 12pm : Lunch, snorkeling and exploring coral reef. (I did not snorkel but Mike did. I continue fishing on my light tackle. Hey I caught a regular size sweet lip and coral trout!)
- 2.30pm : Left coral reef and continue trolling back to ao chalong pier
- 4.30pm : Arrive at ao chalong bay
- 5pm : Transfer back to hotel
We shared the boat with a swedish man named Mats and it was really fun having him :) Hi Mats viewing my blog now?
|I think it is a senator, correct me if I am wrong|
|Mr Viking with his huge Barracuda|
|Found a baby remora stuck to the barracuda|
|Lunching off knees in case of screaming reels|