KUANTAN, PAHANG – 4 MAY 2014
Ever since the monsoon season ends earlier last month over the east coast of Malaysia. Anglers are flocking the east coast to begin their Salt Water fishing season. Targeting Diamond Trevally and Spanish Mackerel in this early part of the season, jigging has been the profound method now days in landing their dream trophies. This is for the first time, Fishyology will bring you our first deep sea fishing post over the coast of Kuantan. Our member, Badrul has embark on this trip to find premium deep sea species with tekong pok li kuantan.
Deep sea fishing focused on the usage of live bait, or bait fish, squids, live prawn, mantis shrimp and other possible bait that can used to catch species like snappers, groupers, Spanish mackerel and other pelagic species. Water depth can range from 60m-80m and the usual current is not as strong as the west coast of Malaysia.
Rise and shine, big day ahead 🙂
Traditional Malaysian Deep Sea fishing boat 🙂
Starboard side view of the boat
Port side view of the boat
Kuantan deep sea fishing trip was organized by Badrul’s friend and other members are Amer, Mere, Kamal, Bong, Amin, Nasir, Yusri, Rani and Zam. Their boat charter of choice is Cahaya Damai Fishing Services or Tekong Pok Li Kuantan. This is a 4 days trip from Saturday morning until Tuesday afternoon. From what I can review, Tekong Pok Li is quite famous and probably one of the best tekong in east coast of Malaysia. His fishing services is fully booked throughout 2014 and maybe fellow readers can book now for 2015.
As usual, the first thing to do in a deep sea fishing expedition was to find as many fresh bait possible for the trip that can last for 3-4 days. Their first spot was 2 hours away from the jetty and using sabiki rigs, they will catch bait fish like Ikan Kembung or Ikan Selar.
Rastrellinger or locally we call Ikan Kembung hehe
Selar is another great bait fish for deep sea fishing
Once they reach the fishing spot, hooked one bait fish and release it to depth! Now its the waiting game 🙂
Crystal clear blue water.. beautiful
The sea is so calm.. that is even better!
They reach their first fishing spot 1.30 hours after bait collection session and gradually moved up north over the waters of Kemaman and Paka for the next three days. The weather condition was superb during day 1 and continue to get a little bit choppy towards the end.
Deep sea fishing can be tough on certain individual as does require physical and mental preparation. Spending 4 days at sea expose anglers to heat exhaustion, sea sickness and other possible issues. Drinking water regularly, rest when necessary and eat frequently will give you energy to endure your long fishing expedition. Keeping a positive mental state is also another key factor. Stress and frustration can have ill effect on anglers mind, enjoy a good conversation, scenery and share experience with fellow anglers will increase overall satisfaction in any fishing trip.
Badrul with his beautiful grouper 🙂
Double hookup is common when you are at the right spot!
Red Grouper or Kerapu Bara is one of he most expensive range of Grouper!
One grouper after another, ripping the benefit from a day of hard work!
Satisfaction in landing one of this prized catches, will definitely put a smile to the anglers face 🙂
Chit chatting and fooling around keeps the anglers mind postive to endure a long fishing trip.
Badrul with his fishing buddies 🙂
On of the largest grouper for this trip, cool!
Fishing day and night!
Feedback from Badrul suggest that Tekong Pok Li Kuantan is a hard working captain who proactive search for great fishing spot to ensure maximum customer satisfactory. This is the kind captain or tekong that we wanted spend 4 days fishing and no wonder this guys is fully booked this year. This is definitely going down as on the best trip in 2014 and all credit to Badrul and the rest of the team for sharing their experience with all fellow readers.
This is all for now, stay tuned for more action from Fishyoloy.com.!! Happy Fishing and Tight Lines!!
Pose for the camera while waiting for the fish to take the bait
Couple of good size grouper!
Red Snapper! Dream Catch!
The biggest Red Snapper of the trip! Championes!