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Offline jjcabgou

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FISHING
« on: October 23, 2014, 06:17:33 PM »
Does anybody know where one could go fishing?  I am sure fresh water fishing is out of the question (or is it?).
One of the things I really miss and it seems it should be very possible here

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Re: FISHING
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 06:25:48 PM »
I fish here all the time, have boat, and taught my brother in law how to fish with hand line and make lures out of stainless
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 03:28:33 AM »
There are several freshwater lakes and streams in the Philippines where you can fish.  Some I don't recommend due to run off from the farms, but others are just fine.  Our family has a farm in northern Luzon near Buguey, Cagayan and the fishing there is great!  Attached are some pics of my nephew with some of the fish he caught in the river behind our farm.

The local names for fish probably don't make sense to most of us.  Here's a link to a fish search database that allows you to insert the local name of a fish species and see the common name as well as the scientific name.

http://www.fishbase.org/search.php

Insert the name, such as Lapu Lapu, in the common name box then click search.  It shows the various species types associated with that common name.  If you then click on the scientific name it shows a photo of the fish as well as a map showing their typical range.  By the way, Lapu Lapu is known as a Grouper by everyone else.   Delicious fish on the grill!  ;)

« Last Edit: October 24, 2014, 03:46:33 AM by Gray Wolf »
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2014, 06:29:17 AM »
Jack, I love the red fish you get here, In the states we call them snapper, cant remember the name here...but they are very common.  Maline still loves milk fish and so do the kids, but I really dont care for them much,  fishing here can be great, but you have to try different methods.  Mostly here in Tacloban the locals just use nets, Ive seen fishing rods but its rare.  I just use hand lines and troll out the back of the boat..
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2014, 07:06:05 AM »
Jack, I love the red fish you get here, In the states we call them snapper, cant remember the name here...but they are very common.  Maline still loves milk fish and so do the kids, but I really dont care for them much,  fishing here can be great, but you have to try different methods.  Mostly here in Tacloban the locals just use nets, Ive seen fishing rods but its rare.  I just use hand lines and troll out the back of the boat..

It's very common to use a cast net, known in our family as a Tabukol.  Fishing from the bangka in the river is usually done with a Tabukol.  But when they go out to sea they use a hand line, rolling the extra line on a wooden hand reel like the one attached below.  Fishing from the river shore I've seen many people using bamboo poles like you and I used as kids, but I've seen a few spinning reels being used from the pier and jetty in Aparri as well.  My nephew Walter uses all of the above, although he needs a new reel.  My next trip to the farm I'll take him a new pole and spinning reel and hope I get to go fishing with him!   :)
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2014, 07:27:28 AM »
We miss fishing too.  I used to go with my husband - fished from our boat.  But we have not gone fishing yet here.  Do you know if there are places where we can rent a boat - go lake fishing? 

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Re: FISHING
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 10:37:38 AM »
When we lived in Olongapo near SBMA in 1998, I went fishing a few times, but didn't catch anything!
(Download and check out the PDF file below)

Excerpts from the pdf file:

Section 6. Recreational Fishing
6.1 Scope. This Section covers the rules and regulations on recreational fishing to be
allowed at specific areas within Subic Bay, including the authorized mode of fishing, hours of
operation, and related duties and responsibilities.
6.2 Rules Governing Recreational Fishing
a. There are only four sites allowed for recreational fishing:
1) Leyte Wharf
2) Malawaan Bridge Approach Area
3) Grande Island Pier
4) Bicentennial Park Lagoon
b. Fishing Permit
1) The hobbyist shall obtain a permit at fifty pesos (P 50.00) each for every fishing
rod or hook and line (kawil) to be used.
2) The fishing permit shall be issued by FSC Tourism Department for Leyte Wharf
and Malawaan fishing sites and by SBMA Tourism Department for Grande area
and Bicentennial Park Lagoon. The hobbyist shall always carry with him the
issued permit and show the same to the Harbor Patrol or roving Tourism or
Ecology Center personnel when required.
3) The permitted fishing method (fishing rod/hook and line only) is only for
shoreline fishing and not boat fishing. Chemical, electrical, blasting, net and gill
fishing are strictly prohibited.
4) The permit is only for fishing. Swimming in the four areas listed in rule a of this
Section, diving and gathering seashells, oysters, mollusks and other edible marine
growth shall not be allowed.
5) Each licensed fishing rod and hook and line is entitled to a maximum catch of
three (3) fishes. All juvenile fish must be released. Adult fish may also be
released.
c. Fishing Hours. Fishing shall only be allowed during daylight hours, from 6:00 AM to
6:00 PM. No fishing shall be allowed at night and during bad weather.
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Link to SBMA Freeport Tourist Facilities

http://www.visitmyphilippines.com/index.php?title=FreeportTouristFacilities&func=all&pid=2875
« Last Edit: October 24, 2014, 10:53:20 AM by Art, just a re(tired) Fil/Am »
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 11:55:56 AM »
Thanks all, now I know its a possibility so I will cling to hope and start digging a little more

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Re: FISHING
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2014, 01:21:52 PM »
I know of a friend/neighbor of ours (also a Fil/Am like myself) who brought all of his fishing poles, reels, other equipment and accessories with him here to the Philippines in hopes of going fishing one of these days!
Whenever we see each other at our monthly neighbor potluck get together he is always talking about making plans of renting a driver/vehicle, a boat and cottage and go fishing somewhere around the coast of Batangas, but I've been waiting almost a year now for his plans to come through! :o ???   
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2014, 02:11:11 PM »
Art, just come here, handline's and I own the boat hahaha
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2014, 04:25:40 PM »
Me personally, I enjoy camping on the beaches of California's scenic Pacific Coast of Hwy 1 in a huge dome tent or RV with parking, showers, CRs, snack shacks and surf fishing 24/7 for perch or strippers!   
http://tinyurl.com/k887ygu     http://tinyurl.com/o4b29v9    http://tinyurl.com/nqx97z7
Nothing like that here in the Philippines unless you know someone who owns a private beach with cottages with all the amenities! I like my creature comforts!
It's just one of the reasons why we miss living in California, but staying in a cottage with all the amenities on the beach here in the Philippines and go fishing just from the shoreline or in a canopy covered boat (beer/finger food included) with mild 1 to 2 foot swells will also do it for me!  http://tinyurl.com/n82yamo   
« Last Edit: October 26, 2014, 04:57:44 PM by Art, just a re(tired) Fil/Am »
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2014, 01:10:38 AM »
Nice pics!  From the background terrain and scenery you could've said these were taken in the US and I'd believe you.
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2014, 01:17:15 AM »
My brother in law fishes with a hand reel out of the boat in E. Samar.  Pretty primitive but it works!


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Re: FISHING
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2014, 03:37:12 AM »
Nice pics!  From the background terrain and scenery you could've said these were taken in the US and I'd believe you.

Most were pics from the US.  Only a select few in the last link contained pics from the PH (the bankas and palm trees gave them away)   ;)  :)
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Re: FISHING
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2014, 08:54:48 PM »
jjcabgou,

This may interest you since you brought up the topic about fishing! I was just curious and I did a Google search of fishing places in the Province of Laguna and this came up, but really didn't research any further as to what's available fishing wise in Laguna, which isn't too far from where you live in Tagaytay! I may check it out eventually!

https://www.google.com/search?q=any+fishing+places+in+Laguna+province+Philippines&gws_rd=ssl
« Last Edit: November 07, 2014, 08:57:08 PM by Art, just a re(tired) Fil/Am »
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