Q:What kind of fishing?
Trolling using 7-9 lines at 6-8 knots using mainly lures, where we can we will do some spinning or fly fishing rods are on the boat
Q:Can we keep the fish?
We encourage Tag and Release, but reasonable size fish can be kept for those onboard, the rest are released.
ALL Billfish are released
Q:Can we take our fish home?
Yes, angler keeps their fish to take home and we will prepare them as you need them.
Q:What types of fish are targeted?
All the Pelagius fish are pass by Hong Kong. There are six types of Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Baraccuda, Amberjack, Yellowtail, Rainbow Runner, Sailfish and Blue, Black and Stripe Marlin
Q:What are the chances of catching a fish?
As with all fishing there is no guarantee but the chances are high as the South China Sea is one of the most productive in the world.
Q:When is the season?
The season will start March/April when the winter winds die down and will go through to September/October when the winds return.
Q:How far do we go?
20-40 nautical miles off shore
Q:Is tuition given?
Yes, no previous experience is required
Q:What do I need to bring?
Hat, Suntan oil, Sun glasses (polaroid is best) something to eat and drink (water and limited soft drinks are onboard
Q:Can we bring alcohol?
Yes , responsible drinking is advised, bring water to stay hydrated
Q:Can we bring glass bottles or cups?
Please do not bring glass. Plastic cups and wine glasses are provided.
Q:Are there plates and cutlery on the boat?
Yes, cutlery and plates are onboard
Q:Is there ice on the boat?
Yes there are 2 ice boxed with blocks of ice. One for the fish one for drinks and one for food
Q:Can we heat food?
Yes, there is a microwave and a cooker
Q:Is there a toilet?
Yes there are 2, If you have not eaten or drunk it DONT put it down it
Q:What times do we go and return?
We leave from Aberdeen Boat Club at 0730am and return around 5pm
Q:Do I need to bring fishing rods etc?
No all gear is provided, but if you have some you are welcome to bring it.
Q:How many people can we take on a charter?
A max of 10 for off shore fishing as the life raft only carries 12 (2 crew)
In shore beach trips 13 people
Group days there are between 4-8
Q:Is there safety equipment?
Yes there are life jackets, life raft, EPIRB, Flares, Fire extinguishes, Radios, Satellite phone, First Aid kit and an AED
Q:What does it cost?
A day private Charter is $20000/day
Individual price is $2000/angler
Q:Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes a 20% non refundable deposit is require to secure a charter or an Individual place
Q:Is the deposit refundable?
In the event of cancelation due to weather or mechanical problems we will try to reschedule or a full refund will be paid
Q:Where are the terms and conditions?
Please read before coming onboard, boarding the boat is accepting the Terms and conditions
Q:How do we share the rods on an individual day?
The best way is that anglers take turns on the rods by alphabet order, age or what ever you choose. Cards can be drawn and highest goes first
Q:What is a membership?
A membership allows and angler to fish regularly at a much reduced rate,
Joining fee is $1500/ season and a days fishing on selected Members days is $1500/day
or making up the numbers on an Individual day, other wise the normal rate applies
Q:Do you go to the Rigs?
Yes, can be arranged, either a late night departure returning the following evening or
leave in the morning returning the following evening.
Q:Is Kidusi available for beach trips?
Yes Kidusi available to charter to the beaches, max 13. It takes only 90 minutes out to Tai Long Wan on the Eastern side of Hong Kong. There are two Kayaks onboard and a number of other beach toys are onboard. You can either swim the short distance to the beach or a dingy can be provided. Start time as you require and return to Aberdeen around 5pm.
Cost is $10000/day
Makes for a great day out.
Q:What does Kidusi mean?
It is Swahili for “Smells of Fish”.
Q: Anything else I should know?
A: Do NOT bring bananas!