01 Oct – Scott Reef

01 October 2016

This was our third trip to Scott Reef so far this year and onboard we had a group of mad keen fishermen from Singapore. Beng, Chiam, KC, Philip, Wing and Toke are seasoned travellers and have fished all over the globe and like the last group bought along enough tackle for about 10 trips. Put it this way they didn’t have trouble quickly filling all the rod holders we have onboard. We love it when new clients turn up and they bring along all sorts of interesting gear and new lures etc. Some of them work and some of them don’t but most of their gear really did work.

 
The fishing started off pretty well, we fished a dinghy session most mornings then followed that up with some trolling, deep dropping or jigging. These guys loved their fish both catching and eating. Thanks to Chiam we were able to experience some excellent dishes including a number of whole fish and even fish head curry. It was YUM YUM, we have been converted.

 
The boys who did put the effort into casting poppers were rewarded with a number of good GT’s, Beng landed the biggest est at 35kg closely followed by Toke with a nice 25kg model. For those who weren’t into the heavy popper casting, Rosco developed a new style of fishing aptly named Singapore Popping. This style may be used again and did result in a number of good catches. KC, Chiam and Philip provided a great variety of species using light line, hand lines and jigging including a nice Dogtooth Tuna and loads of trout.

 
One afternoon we went out for a marlin troll and just as everyone was nearly asleep the short corner took off. We missed the take but soon witnessed a few spectacular jump runs of a nice Blue Marlin grey hounding away from the boat. Wing was the lucky angler and after over an hour in the chair had a tag in a nice Blue estimated at 220kg. To top this off the next day he got the trifecta in the dinghy landing a Sailfish, Dogtooth Tuna and Yellowfin.

 
We had some incredible takes on surface lures, Toke nearly got spooled on a big Doggie and some had to upgrade their leader class (we won’t mention names Prof!!). Beng also caught the biggest Trout measuring 82cm. Everyone caught some great fish, we all had plenty of laughs and loads of fun, over 38 different species and too many fish to mention. Thanks guys for a great trip and once again special thanks to Chiam for the cooking classes.

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