We seem to have had to work a little harder for our catches this month of March, with average bags around 5 – 8kilos. The barracuda season is dying down, although a few were taken on our trips out of Bang Saray on Saturday 2nd and Tuesday 12th.
Towards the end of the month the skipper was saying that they could still be had if we set out at 5 o’clock in the morning, an hour too early for all except the most rabid enthusiasts. So once again, we were going after our favourite prey of grouper, snapper and “pla daeng”, all of which make a nice plateful. Jeff distinguished himself by reeling in a Pompano, all of 5 kilos (pictured).
Jeff shows off his 5kg Pompano.
On Saturday 16th, seven regulars had a very pleasant day out with plenty of fish caught, although nothing particularly large or exotic. Everyone caught their fair share of the regular species, and Ray landed a couple of small “Greys”.
The Club also arranged a charter for Miles and his wife who went out for the day on Sunday 17th, and came back with around 10 kilos of fish. We hope we’ll be seeing them again on scheduled Club outings.
Tuesday 19th saw 6 of our regulars setting out on a deceptively overcast morning which rapidly turned into bright sunshine and a steady breeze – Force 3 -4 from the south. This produced a swell of 1–2 metres which tested some ageing backs and limbs, as most of the day was spent bouncing up and down south of Ko Khram.
Dene caught a good number of nice Yellowtail as well as a small shark, but Adrian had the most successful day with several greys and even a small barracuda on top of a good haul of snapper and grouper.
Forthcoming dates for Club trips are Thursday 4th April and Tuesday 9th April. Further dates after the Songkran holiday will be announced shortly. Bookings can be made via www.pattayasports .org/ or phone John O’Neill on 085 391 7045
Adrian gets a bite.