South China Sea CR

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South China Sea CR

Post by Darth Salacious » Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:30 pm

Hi there everyone. As promised, here's my CR fresh from the South China Sea during my trip last weekend.
I've provided a link to my blog post as reposting it in here is very tedious. (html has to be converted to phpbb for the pix to show in here... :( )

Hope you guys don't mind. :lol:
Enjoy!

http://theperanakanangler.blogspot.com/ ... re-cr.html

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Re: South China Sea CR

Post by Peace » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:42 pm

Not at all, it's definitely tedious translating them from html to bbcode format here, let alone writing such a well documented catch reported. :) That's a big haul from SCS, the rough sea certainly didn't stop you guys from having fun. Those 'Chermins' you caught should be Ebeks.

Thanks for sharing the catch. :)

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Re: South China Sea CR

Post by Darth Salacious » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:43 pm

Whoops, my bad. All of us on board thought that they were Chermins. :p
Thanks for clarifying, bro.
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Re: South China Sea CR

Post by Darth Salacious » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:07 pm

Anyway bros, just saw this at Fishingkaki.
Can help me to clarify it's credibility?

"Chermins are the juveniles. Ebek is the name when its larger."

"Chermin and ebek are both common names used widely in malaysia. Malay boatman calls it ebek while chinese boatman calls it chermin, which is actually a translation for its chinese name "zhao ming".
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Re: South China Sea CR

Post by Peace » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:21 pm

In Malaysia, Ebeks and Chermins are used interchangeably since they look so similar especially in the full adult stage. The Chermins we refer to locally is the Indian Threadfish (Alectis Indicus) regardless of stage. The other species that is more commonly caught in Malaysia is African pompano (Alectis Ciliaris). We should refer them as Ebeks to avoid this confusion; they're not the same species of fish.

I have caught Ebeks in local waters (southern islands) before, but that was quite a few years back. They're far less common than Chermins. Sizes caught were usually around 1- 1.5kg, not quite the adult form yet. They look like Chermin but with bigger eyes, and the shape is not quite the same either. They were some times refered to as 'tua bak jio beng' (Big eyed Chermin).

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Re: South China Sea CR

Post by desleyhan » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:08 pm

Very detailed ... especially on the number of fishes and its names!!

I enjoyed reading it though it was lenghty.

I'm sure you guys enjoyed every bit of the trip.

I'll be heading TP Oct 21 & 22 ... hopefully I'll hauled the same good amount as you guys did.

Keep up the good work ... 2 thumbs up!!!

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