FISHING OUT OF PATTAYA OCTOBER THROUGH MARCH
October through March are considered the best months
for deep sea fishing in the waters off Pattaya Bay. For that reason the
Fishing Section of The Pattaya Sports Club organizes and promotes two
fishing tournaments per month during this period. The first tournament
of the month is scheduled on a Sunday nearest the new moon. As a rule,
fishing is good just before and just after the new moon. The second
tournament is then scheduled about ten days later usually on a
Wednesday. This is because for some people Sunday is a good day to go
fishing and for others it is not.
Another reason more tournaments are scheduled during
this period is because normally during the summer months the local
waters get so hot the big game fish like the large Sailfish and the
large Marlin leave the area. They start to return in late September when
the monsoon rains begin and the water begins to cool off.
The best method to angle for these large game fish is
to place your bait near the surface of the sea using some type of float.
Many use a balloon, plastic water bottle, or a piece of Styrofoam to
float the bait. Most prefer to use live small red fish locally called
pla dang, but some prefer live squid. Occasionally some anglers will
troll using artificial lures, but this method of fishing is not so
Within the past five years the largest Sailfish landed
in this area was about 55 Kilograms or 122 Pounds. This fish was taken
by Selwyn Lightly, fishing near Ko Pai, early in 1997. Many are brought
in each year from 20 to 35 Kilograms. Where as the largest Marlin landed
during the same period time was a Black Marlin weighing in at 60
Kilograms plus or more than 133 Pounds. This fish was taken by some
Japanese anglers, fishing near Ko Lin, this month. The Marlin are much
more scarce in this area than the Sailfish. Few Marlin are landed each
Once one of these fighting fish is hooked, it takes a
skilled angler to land the fish. These fish will leap high in the air
trying to throw the hook from their hard bill. They will run away from
you at high speed and then turn and run directly at you at high speed
trying to throw slack in the line. They will always take you around the
boat several times before they can be landed. It is definitely a contest
between the angler and the fish as to who can last the longest. You must
let the fish run, you cannot force the fish in, you will surely loose
it. The fish cannot be landed until it has become too tired to fight any
more. It is almost 50 / 50 odds.
Contact the PSC and join our next tournament and show
everyone just how lucky, and just how good an angler you are.
Jim Milburn from Manchester in England, landed a fine 35 kilogram
pacific sailfish while fishing in the waters outside Pattaya Bay. The
fish was landed Friday 24, November while fishing from captain ting’s
boat off Sattahip. In July this year Jim landed a 39 pound shovel nosed
ray while fishing in the psc july monthly tournament.Pattaya is fast
becoming known around the world as a world class fishing destination.The
Pattaya Sports Club fishing section promotes a monthly tournament
featuring a month long competition starting the first day of each month
lasting through the last day of each month. By registering in advance,
fishermen are able to choose the day in which they want to participate
in the psc promoted monthly tournament.
Read about last years fishing
competition results & pics from Pattaya [
CHIANGMAI FISHING BIZ FOR SALE: MAY 2012
This well established and profitable manufacturing company is now available for sale.A specialist supplier to the fishing sports market, the company offers great opportunities to the right investor.Situated in Thailand with worldwide sales of its own unique product line, the company is also an OEM supplier to major industry brands.
Land, stock, goodwill, client base, staff, expertise, equipment etc etc.In short, all the assets of a going concern business.
This will be a turn key sale, with the existing owners staying on if required to help the new owners.
The company has 30 experienced workers and can easily expand as required.
We are a husband and wife team in our fifties and feel the need to slow down.We feel we have brought the company as far as we can on our own, and we are looking for either further investment to become our partner or a complete buy out.
A wide range of generally hand made items for the fly and sports fishing markets, together with considerable expertise in spincasting.
With the right investor providing financial resources and expertise, the company could grow dramatically and quickly become a much more substantial business.The opportunity exists to diversify product ideas into much larger markets such as Crafts and Artworks.
Full client lists will be made available to interested buyers.
This is a fully operational company in Thailand where labour costs are $10 per day.For any western based manufacturer seeking to establish overseas in order to reduce labour / operating costs, this is a golden opportunity.The company is established, has staff and skills and could easily be refocused on any labour intensive production.Any buyer would save at least $100,000 in set up costs from scratch.
We are looking for $330,000 for a complete purchase or $185,000 for up to 51% majority control.
We also offer the options of 25% shareholding for $90,000 and 49% for $150,000 any of which are wholly convertible to 100% at a later date.
This is therefore a way to buy in and still have the option of purchasing majority control in the future.
Payments could be phased over a short period to allow for due diligence, performance etc.
The asking price is based on current annual audited turnover.
This is a cost effective way for an existing manufacturing / marketing / distribution company to obtain and then build upon an economic toe hold in Asia with all her production advantages.This represents huge potential for synergy and our existing client and order base could help finance that.
Please think about the implications of this.We represent your gateway into the manufacturing advantages of Thailand.
Our trade and product references are excellent but obviously cannot be disclosed at this stage.
This opportunity should be of interest to :-
- Lure makers, fly tying companies, packing, merchandising and product assembly companies.
- Any company seeking to establish a manufacturing presence in a lower labour cost environment.
- Private investors and entrepeneurs with vision and marketing skills.
- Companies within the fishing industry, looking for new and unique products, lower cost production and wanting to expand.
- Companies seeking to diversify and grow into new markets.
- Companies within the industry looking for new product lines that are unique to us.
- Perhaps a consortium of smaller scale fly tyers looking to establish larger scale production in a low labour cost /
high skill environment.
The current owners would be happy to be retained as managers / minority shareholders and work under contract for the new owners. We will be happy to stay on for as long as needed by the buyer.
Please contact us for further information.
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