Mervin Boey Fishing Note Book

Unproductive Trip for Snakehead
October 6, 2011, 9:09 pm
Filed under: Lure Fishing, Pond Fishing | Tags:

I was invited to a first opening session of a snakehead pond but the fishes were not co-operative. They took no interest on surface lures, mid divers and deep divers. As for me, I still managed 3 hits on my fly setup but failed to register a solid hook up. It was getting boring and tiring to keep casting in a pond of inactive fishes. Owner decided to shift us to another “pond” but water was extremely low. It did not look too attractive at all and extremely challenging for me to cast out my fly. They took no interest in my popper fly as the rest of the lurers were chugging big poppers and getting cautious strikes. I borrowed a luring setup and finally managed to land one 9lb snakehead in which I packed up straight after that. Nevertheless it was a good excursion into nature but not a productive fishing trip.

Setting up

All smiles but no fish

The not too attractive pond


The most expensive 9lb snakehead I ever landed


Pulau Semakau Finale 15th Nov 2009
November 24, 2009, 11:15 pm
Filed under: Great Stuffs, Lure Fishing

This was a finale showdown of the champion of champions. Qualified participants are invited to compete again for attractive prizes. Weather was overcast with occasionally strong winds and passing light showers. It was high tide when we reached our fishing ground.

Desmond started the ball rolling with a good size grouper landed on rubber which earned him 2 points.

Fred landed a small barracuda not long after that which earned him 3 points.

It was very quiet after that. We decided to move to the southern tip which I lost a take on a suspected Giant Trevally which broke the water surface laughing at me. It was bad luck whole day with a broken sandal and a lost fish. Fishing came to an end at 1.30pm and it was the award presentation ceremony.

Me receiving the Semakau sport fishing league champion trophy.

Desmond receiving the 3rd placing in the champion of champions

Fred receiving the 2nd placing in the champion of champions

Then it was lucky draw time with 2 prizes to be won. Huiling was being nominated to pick in the lucky draw and Simon was one of the winners!

Group picture before leaving the beautiful island

So this was the end of Semakau fishing for 2009 and lets look forward to 2010.

Hormones active Peacock Bass. . .
October 24, 2009, 11:05 pm
Filed under: Lure Fishing

Weijian managed to land this beautiful peacock bass with such a big hump on its head. It must be really active with male hormones. There are occasionally the aggressive zebra tilapias giving us some fun on ultralight tackle.

2 rare fishes in local waters!
October 3, 2009, 8:09 am
Filed under: Great Stuffs, Lure Fishing

Went for a saltwater trip with 2 kakis. I became the photographer of the trip by missing a good hookup from an acrobatic herring. Weijian got a good size mangrove jack followed by a burst.

Fred landed a herring using his gay techniques. The trip was full of jokes and fun which certainly made my day. =)

Weijian with his Mangrove Jack

Fred with his herring

Pulau Semakau 20th Oct 2009
September 21, 2009, 9:55 pm
Filed under: Lure Fishing

Sorry guys, no pictures this time round. I had only a bite the entire whole fishing trip and I wasted it. I fought the tarpon and upon landing it, the hook came loose…. There went my 18 points… From 18 points to 0 points…

Im on newspaper!!
August 4, 2009, 11:04 pm
Filed under: Great Stuffs, Lure Fishing

A colleague told me this morning he saw me on newspaper and I was quite shocked. He recognized me because of the unique backpack I carried for work which I apparently used it for fishing sometimes. Nevertheless this was a snapshot of me landing the 12lb queenfish at Pulau Semakau.

Pulau Semakau 19th July 2009
July 20, 2009, 10:11 pm
Filed under: Great Stuffs, Lure Fishing

Fred was sick and almost cant make it. But I was glad he made it in the end which was a fantastic fishing day for both of us. I was late as usual for the meetup at West Coast Pier before we took the boat to the beautiful Pulau Semakau island. It was neap tide and unusual due to the previous trips were made from low to high tide.

Fred got a firm hookup on a baby GT while I was casting on the other side. He shouted to me and I immediately ran to him for a quick photo session before the fish was released.

Fred’s 10 inches GT

After that, its my turn to tangle with a 10 inches GT.

While I was talking to Fred and twitching my lure erratically back, Fred saw a shadow chase after my lure. For a instant, my rod bent with line peeling out fast. A beautiful 3.5lb GT was landed with the help of Fred.

Fred was saying the water is so calm and nice so he took out his newly bought Surecatch wood chopper style lure to “chop” the water. Not too long, a queenie gave an explosive strike at the lure. Fred was exhilarated by the sight and he was rewarded with a 17 inches queenie.

I was thinking “WOW SO FIERCE” so I changed to a silver chugbug and pop too! Another 15 inches queenie decided to strike the top water lure.

Everything was very quiet after that. I was lucky to registered another 10 inches GT with a very strong take on the lure. I thought it was a big one but turned out to be a baby.

I lost a good size golden trevally on POPPER, MINNOW and RUBBER! 3 times in total! Gave up and we went back to the meet up point for the gathering.

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