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Fishing at long reef – Kingfish and Jewfish

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Gun fisherman Tim Angus fished at long reef wide last week . The results – 7 kingies all around the metre mark and two jewfish , one 70 cm ,and one 85 cm . He fished in 130 ft water . Kingies caught on Stella 20,000 reel, medium heavy jigging rod PE 6, 80 lb braid , 100 lb Fluoro leader . Live squid for bait . You have to heavy up for these big fellas otherwise they will win .
Jewfish were caught on stella 6000 reel, 40 lb braid , 50 lb leader, bait was butterflied yakkas and squid . See the photos .
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Final day 4 Fishing Chiang Mai Thailand

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The final morning we could only fish till 11 am , 4 hours . Quite slow today but one big prize , another arapaima. Not as big as the first one but about two thirds the size . Still a beauty !
To summarise the trip . This is a tranquil place where you relax between bites as you don’t get a lot of fish each day . Our tally was , 10, 7,8, and 1 . But they are big and unique . If you want a place where you can catch a trophy fish and many kinds of species that you have never seen or would like to put on your bucket list, then this is a good place to go. We did not even see the many other species or huge size fish that are in this lake .
The accommodation is first class , you fish right outside your bungalow in the shade of the verandah , and the aircon is only a few steps away if the heat is too much .The three home cooked meals each day cooked by Noon , are fantastic , She is a great cook . The hospitality is also terrific. They cannot do enough for you .There is no need to bring gear , it is all provided . Only bait fishing , no lures or soft plastics . There is always someone with you baiting your hook and helping you with everything . You fish from 7 till 7 if you want to .
All we want is the fish to cooperate more and it would be 10 out of 10 . In saying this , we have all gone home catching fish we have never seen in a size we never imagined . The prize was the 100kg arapaima, followed by the 50 kg red tail cat fish , followed by the Tambaqui 20 kg . See the photos below . We left a lot of first time catches still to be caught . There is always next time .
Have a look at www.teaktreefishingchiangmai.com, this is their website .

 

 

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Fishing Chiang Mai Thailand Day 3

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Day three, the fishing was slow till 5.30 but very relaxing . You don’t catch a lot of fish but the ones you do are big and give you a lot of excitement . The first caught was the ripsaw catfish , an Amazonian species , very unique and interesting . Very sharp barbs on its side . That is the photo below . The next was a Tambaqui , a cousin of the piranha , about 20 kg . This gave a great fight .
Another small Siamese carp and that was all till 5.30 . Then we hit anothe 5 fish , all red tail cat fish . The biggest was Jonathan’s at 50 kg . This was a beautiful fish . My biggest red tail was also yesterday and is below in a photo.
More to come tomorrow ,last day .

 

 

 

 

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Fishing Chiang Mai Thailand Day 1

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We are fishing in Thailand at an inland lake stocked with all different types of fish. Fishing is with bait and big rods . The tally for today was 7 fish , four red tail cat fish about 8-10 kg each , one Siamese carp , 6 kg , one wallagu leeri cat fish , and the prize , a 100 kg arapaima . See the photos below . If you can handle the heat it is exciting fishing .The rods go in a rod holder , see photo , and it is connected to an electronic gadget that beeps when the line is pulled out by the fish . This gets you going ,you rush down to the rod and strike to set the baitcaster reel into action .More tomorrow . Stay tuned and get fishing !

 

 

 

 

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Day 2 Vanuatu fishing

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The seas were flat as a pancake , no wind , so the 4 of us took our wives out for a morning fish at the second fad. See the photos below of them popping for yellowfin tuna . The poppers are about 30 cm long so it is hard work , the rods are PE 6-8 , reels Stella 14000 fast action , and the braid 60 lb and 200 lb leader . There were big yellowfin all around but we couldn’t get a hit for over an hour . Then we decided to show them how to jig . There was a lot of laughter and shrieking but no fish hits at all .Then Annette managed to land a small yellowfin ,that’s a photo below . See the smile .we took them for snorkel on the coral and fed the huge red bass and multitiude of small reef fish , before coming in for lunch at the lodge. The afternoon info after the photos below .

 

 

Afternoon we went jigging for doggies . This was a fun packed afternoon with plenty of action . We must have hold over a dozen doggies and not one landed . There were schools of big pike around and sharks and they either hit the line and were biting it off or hitting the fish and taking our catch . One hit I had on the 80 lb rod and 20,000 Stella reel , with 24 kg drag locked , wouldn’t stop. We shared the rod for about half an hour and then it busted off . We could only get about 5 metres of line every few minutes . When we lost it , it was still 60 metres down and we were towing it with the boat in circles to try to get it to come up . Probably a big shark hooked in the side or tail . There are some big fish down there . Another doggie managed to get off by straightening the hook , when I thought we had this one . We were fishing in water 50 -70 metres deep running up to 45 metres . The sounder had so much bait fish showing , so we were always on the spot . Paul has one fish , we think it must have been a huge red bass or grouper that had his 400 T curve jigging rod about to bust . 200 lb leader and 18000 Stella reel . We didn’t get this in either , lost just before we could see it . In between all this action we caught half a dozen pike and some coronation trout , but the real fun was these big hits . Just at the end of the day Paul was using bait and he hooked into something big again . This time he got it in , a huge pike , must be nearly 5 ft long , see photo below. He cheated as he put a wire trace on with bait just to see what was down there.
So the tally for the afternoon was one big pike , 6 or 7 smaller ones ,2 trout , and more lost than we would like to remember . But fantastic fun . Just it let you know the gear we are using , see photos . I have 3 rods , one PE 6-8 , 20,000 Stella reel, 80 lb braid , 200 lb leader , jig 100 g-120 g . Second rod PE 3-5 , Stella 10000 reel , 60 lb braid 200 lb leader , 3 oz jig head ,soft plastic 7″ , 5/0 hook . Third rod is PE 2-4, 30 lb braid , Stella 5000 reel , 80 lb leader , 60 g jig . The three other guys have similar gear . Even on the heavy gear we still get beaten up . Anyway more tomorrow for day 3 . Is there a better fishing place than this ?

 

 

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Fishing Taveuni island day 2

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Day two , the wind was still up so we went out in the afternoon to a new reef . We threw poppers and soft plastics and Scott jogged wi a 100 g jig . Nothing hit . We moved to the second reef and started trolling . Adam got hit with a big GT which we boated and then released . Three coral trout came in and then I caught a small GT on the soft plastic . A very slow afternoon . Hopefully more fish are biting tomorrow . See photos below and video of the coral trout underwater . See the size of the lure these coral trout will attack !
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Fishing Taveuni Island Fiji

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Sorry I haven’t been blogging for over a week . I have had no internet connection fishing remote Fiji . Plenty of videos ans plenty of photos to come each night this week . Here’s a selection .the photo of the barracuda shows the smallest fish of the trip and are eaten by the locals . They say they are tasty . The sunset is from the resort we stayed at to fish . Much more to come stay tuned .
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Yellowfin Hook up Vanuatu (Video)

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Let me set the scene for this video . We were out at one of the fads and the small yellowfin and skipjack were busting up on the surface everywhere . Lots of white water . They were obviously being chased by bigger fish . The boat motored up to these schools and two guys at a time threw 12″ poppers into the middle of them . Plenty of hook ups and misses and lost fish but also plenty of yellowfin in the boat . All of them around 25 kg – 30 kg . But the fun was watching them hit the popper and smash it . Then the long fight as they never give up . See for yourself on the video below.
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