Standing from left : Lilian, Macko, Simon, Andy, Clement, Kevin, Keith, Eric, Joanne, Andrew, Adam Center to front : Chris, Terrence, Melvin and Taufiq
15 Happy Faces
Body confirm returned to Singapore ... soul like still wondering in Luconia leh .... ~
Before I start to write my grandmother story ... let me thank Macko for all the co-ordinations and logistic arrangements. It was a fantastic trip, well organised with extremely fun kakis to be fishing with. A wonderful 6 days with a pack of jokers, smokers, drinkers, funny guys and pretty aunties on Crystal Coral.
It's a trip which took us one year to plan. Counting down till the day we took off with Air Asia and returning with 15 happy faces with plenty of actions, photos and sweet memories.
.. the story will continues
... following with more pics and actions !
...... I start doing now lor ... wait lah ... mai chui lah ... I need time ... many many photos you know !
Share with you all the group photo we took at T1 when we landed home yesterday ~ hehehehe
We embarked onto this tuna hunting expedition without much expectation ... Simply want to enjoy a real "deep sea" fishing experience with our friends and fishing kakis.
Flew off as a group of Ocean's Traveller ... returned as a group of friends ! Each and everyone of us returned with sweet memories of the trip, the fun we had together, the food, the company and of course the fight of the monsters from deep sea ! The great company of fun kakis who can pull off jokes after jokes making you laugh till tear drops rolled down your cheek uncontrollably ! : Simon and Chris are two fisho you die die must have on such long trips ... they never fail to tickle the laughing bug in you
The fishing experience was something new to us ... at least for Simon and myself. We are addicted to jigging ! The first pull for us has only one word left to describe .... SHIOK ! You have got to try it to understand ... the power of monster fishes. Suddenly the memories of my initial days of Sedili fishing came right back to me ... Only that this time the fishes are bigger stronger and simply beautiful beast from deep sea ~ Be it Amber Jack, Big Doggie or small puppies, GTs and groupers, red rubies and the one which will puts off everyone .... line cutter Barakota ( that's what we call those buggers which has us losing uncountable lengths of braided lines ).
I remembered the first morning we woke up to get ready for fishing ... I was amazed at how professional these boys can be ... mai play play ... they are fully geared ! Looking at how they dressed up for the first show going live ... I was speechless ! Suddenly the rear deck turned into a war zone ... all taking into position and ready to KILL !
Despite the morning rain ... it did not dampened the mood and yearn for the first dog's bite. Chris was the lucky one hitting the first catch ... also stunning me with the size of the catch ... An orangy 19Kg Amber Jack ! Suddenly everyone stared in envy and I heard "这条要拍照！" Of course must take pic lah ... first fish and with such good size .... it's truly memorable.
Keith was the "smallest" guy among all the Ocean's Travellers ... But he landed the biggest catch of the trip okay ! Another monster from deep sea ... a 26Kg Amber Jack !
The fun continues on Crystal Coral for a good solid 4 days. Chinese calls it ... 吃喝玩乐 ... eat sleep and play and nothing else for 4 days. Forgetting all about work, releasing all our stress with the tugs of war. It was so fun and enjoyable.
We land some many doggies and Amber Jacks, but it was the puppies which really shot the fun index to the max ! One nite while I was chit chatting with the boys while waiting for the screaming reel ... Vidic came right up to me speaking softly ... dBs ... go play tongkol over there very fun ... Zzzzt de ... Immediately I went over with him and using his light jigging setup and down went the jig. It merely hit mid water and there goes the famous dBs's giggle ~ hahaha It was nothing but fun fun fun ! The baby tuna take was hard and fast and straight down they go trying hard to get away ~ While we try our best to hold up the fight with 50m of water depth at least.
Squid ! One shot one kill ... it's pretty fun jigging them up as baits. Provided me a whole nite of fun too while the boys line up for fresh baits. And the squid were exchanged for loud screaming reels that nite ... Here there everywhere and everyone were landing doggies ~
The final nite BBQ was the highlight of the trip. The aroma of red hot charcoal and sizzling muttons, chicken wings and hot dogs filled the air ~ Food, drinks and beer went free flow ... Lucky I don't have the time for such long trip too often else I be a "fei por" soon !
I must admit and agreed the catch quantity was kinda below our expectation for his trip. It's the open port season and we were expecting tons of fishes. However ... the fun we had had more than made up for the "lost" But most importantly ... we found new friendship.
Before we even lift our foot off Crystal Coral ... Plans for Layang Layng already heating up ...
So guys ... Layang Layang 2011 !!!
It's Home Sweet Home for now ...
Once again, thank you Macko for this fun filled trip and Ocean's Travellers for the fun & company ~ Simon & Lilian enjoyed each and every minutes of this trip. Not a second less ~
One of the spectacular sight we witnessed while on board Crystal Coral !
A big school of dolphins swimming along side Crystal Coral ~
I was relaxing and resting enjoying the tea break and koropok ... lazing on the chair ... Suddenly I caught sight "something" leaping out of water ~ O ... you know what dBs will do if you fish with me before .... SCREAM OUT LOUD lor ~ And there came more of the beauty leaping out in school ~ All ran to the front of the ship ... the feeling was like titanic ... I was standing right at the front watching the dolphins racing with us ... indescribable in words !
Hmm .... if you notice ... these two men always stick together during the trip ... like a pair of twins Even kena fish also one after another ... Let's view the first Video ... Adam & Melvin ... It's a Double !
The little red one that got away
Daiwa Tanacom Bull ~ The Electric Power !
Ehh ..ehh ... Vidic and Simon tio bully by simi fish ?