PSC Fishing December 2013
Pattaya Sports Club – Fishing News December 2013
Our last trip in November provided us with a good haul of splendid Pompano and lots of optimism for repeat performances during the weeks to come. Sad to report, on our four trips in December, big fish have been far and few between, and fish of any size have played hard to get.
The culprit seems to be the North-Easterly monsoon, which has come in quite strongly during the last few weeks, providing quite cool weather and often fairly rough seas, limiting the areas for viable fishing, and, it seems, discouraging the fish from biting. Nevertheless, nearly everyone on all the trips has gone home with a few nice fish to show for their efforts. In the middle of the month, on a day when some of us found it hard going, Jason reeled in several fine specimens including the fair-sized Grey (pictured).
To shake off the last effects of Christmas over-indulgence, seven of us ventured out on the following Saturday, leaving from Sattahip but heading for the relatively sheltered waters round Ko Khram. The sea was fairly calm, but the wind was so biting that several of us donned waterproofs for most of the day. We tried various spots south and west of the island and found a few Grouper and Snapper, but rarely in large quantities and with several blank periods during the day. The boat then headed round to the Khram Channel and the afternoon was spent in a long drift all the way back towards Sattahip. Not having seen a single Pla Daeng all day, during the last hour we hit a shoal of them and had a lively time reeling them in, most of them quite a good size.
Our January trips are scheduled for Saturday 11th, Tuesday 16th and Saturday 25th – at the time of writing there are vacancies on all of these. For further details and bookings visit http://pattayasports.org/ or phone John O’Neill on 0853917045.