Mervin Boey Fishing Note Book

Tinfoil Barb – An Elusive Fish on Fly
September 11, 2011, 11:54 pm
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Tinfoil Barbs (barbonymus schwanenfeldii) are also known Lampans as which can seen at local reservoir in schools shoaling at the shallower coves. It is distinguishable from other species of the genus in having a red dorsal fin with a black blotch at the tip, red pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, red caudal fin with white margin and a black submarginal stripe along each lobe, and 8 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line.

Large individuals are silvery or golden yellow while alive with its dorsal fin red and caudal fin orange or blood-red. It grows up to 14 inches (35 cm) in length. Tinfoil Barbs have a lifespan of 8 to 10 years.

It is largely herbivorous, consuming aquatic macrophytes and submerged land plants, as well as filamentous algae and occasionally insects. It also feeds on small fishes, worms, and crustaceans.

Ross Flystick and some decent fishes
September 7, 2011, 11:21 pm
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I like the length of the Ross Flystick and the ability of its fast action to throw out a fly.Despite a fast action rod, it produced a nice cushioning flex on the rod which is a delight in tussling with the fish. The shimmering green blank resonates with my green Ross Evolution LT proves to be too much of a eye candy. What a perfect combination.

Some old pictures from Bedong in 2010 Xmas
September 4, 2011, 8:31 pm
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Celebrated 2010 Xmas in Bedong with the usual kakis, Mah, Gan, Nelson and myself. I have almost forgotten to post some of the pictures in my blog. We had a blast of time to ourselves with the fishes biting the whole day!

Courtesy of Mah’s Camera

Courtesy of Mah’s Camera

Courtesy of Mah’s Camera

Courtesy of Mah’s Camera

Sending the guys off to Mongolia
September 3, 2011, 9:55 pm
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Light hearted moments before the send off

Safe trip and tight lines!

From left to right: Henry, Nick, David, Gan, Mah, Yong, Qwek, Me

Thank you guys!
September 1, 2011, 9:48 pm
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A big thank you to all my fishing kakis who made their presence felt in my wedding dinner!

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