updated Jan 2019

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Update Jan 2019 It must be almost 20 years now doing these daily fishing trips, and still a pleasure being out there on the open ocean. Our big boat which we started using in December 2016 has been working very nicely, we weathered many a storm out there with no more damage than a few coffee mugs going overboard. Nice to have a strong and seaworthy boat when the weather suddenly turns against you, and the ancient Gardner marine diesel chugging happily away day after day without missing a beat. […]

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May, 2018

Update May 2018

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It must be almost 20 years now doing these daily fishing trips, and still a pleasure being out there on the open ocean. Our big boat which we started using in December 2016 has been working very nicely, we weathered many a storm out there with more damage than a few teacups going overboard. Nice to have a strong and seaworthy boat when the weather suddenly turns against you, and the ancient Gardner marine diesel chugging happily away day after day without missing a beat. Fishing this year started very […]

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Dec, 2016

12/10/2016 end of year update

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Big changes happening. Little Miss Behavin is now retired from service. We are using a much bigger boat and can take more than the old max of 2 persons. Girlfriends, wives and non fishing partners now more than welcome to join, there is plenty of room on the boat. For details pls see the trip details on the menu bar at top right of the page. Fishing has been excellent and there are many sailfish still around and more than a few marlin although way more sailfish than marlin this […]

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Apr, 2016

April 2016

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April 2016 update. As usual I have updating the facebook catch blog regularly. Visitors to that page can see the fish we are catching at at what times of the year. https://www.facebook.com/Fishing-Koh-Tao-465317090210037/?fref=ts 2016 has started off poorly. The NE monsoon that traditionally hits us in Oct until late Dec never came last year. I am told that this is not a good omen and it seems to be so. Mackerel numbers are down significantly and tuna almost not present at all. Mahi still biting as normal when trolling offshore. Sailfish […]

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Sep, 2015

September 2015

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September and the change in season is yet again upon us. As the month progresses we will see the annual arrival of both sailfish and small black marlin, their arrival at the same time as the huge schools of anchovy. My strategy for catching the billfish is not particularly exciting – generally using a livebait and letting the livebait do the work. While this works very well, and allowed us an average of 1 billfish/fishing day last season, if you need to be actively playing with a rod all day […]

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Jul, 2015

Late July 2015 update

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Apologies for no update in 6 months. I have been keeping a regular daily catch update on Facebook which is much easier to do. You can see it here  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fishing-Koh-Tao/465317090210037?fref=ts All fish on the blog have been caught by customers on my boat, during the standard charters. There are no fish from other countries or other boats being passed off as my own. Boat will come out of the water for annual maintenance on the 26th July and should be back in operation again by the 20th August.  This will […]

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Nov, 2014

Sailfish-November

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7.30am sailfish landed already.nice size this time. Good to see them finally hitting artificial, this time a small blue/white  llander lookalike. This should be peak season for sailfish, usually can expect about 50% success rate if targeting them, while the schools are here.

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Oct, 2014

October 2014 Update

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2014 has zipped by. Not one of the most memorable years for fishing, we go into the season’s change with anticipation. Huge schools of tuna have been chasing baitfish up to the surface a mile or so west of Nangyuan together with hundreds of wheeling and diving seabirds. Great to see, and with the tuna’s arrival we can look forward to the bill fish. Marlin have been hitting live baits and lures at Chumpon pinnacle this week, but still didn’t hook up any sailfish inshore. Mackerel are biting at the […]

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Jun, 2014

late June 2014 update

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Windy weather over the last month hasn’t helped the fishing. It also seems this year the annual mackerel migration has somewhat bypassed Koh Tao. Catches have been significantly lower than usual, hopefully this will change after the wind drops off. Further offshore mahi are biting fairly well, but it’s a good 90 minutes or more to run out to the area so calm weather is a must. I will do dry docking at some stage in the next couple of months, which will take a week or so for annual […]

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