My friend Roger from England was on his fishing holiday here. I pick him up at 7.30am at his hotel and we headed down to the most popular fishing spot here. Tide was coming up and the weather was fine. We both set up two rod each all with live bait on cable car rig. We then take turn to jig for live bait as spare. Today the current flow was faster n after sometime it quite hard to jig for one. Around 11am his Zzipplex bass rod tip bend and its on! Without much effort, he wind in a small queenie. Half n hour later my loomis n franklin rod pair with a Abu sport rocket reel alarm scream. Roger was nearby n he strike it for me before pass back the rod to me to fight the fish. I wind in another queenfish but was slightly bigger in size. Not long after this, Roger Zzipplex bass rod got another hook-up. He wind in his second queenfish about the same size as mine. He was so happy that he can have such a productive trip here. When the tide is full, we decide to pack up so that we can have some rest before tonight trip again. See catch photo on the right.
Date: 08-02-05 Time: 8am to 11am.
Today is the last day of the year of monkey according to chinese calender. Tomorrow will be a new year of the rooster. I was on holiday today n decided to go for a short trip this morning as the tide is good n early. Reach there around 8am n the tide was already high n the current flow has steady. Quickly set up my tackles n start jigging for live bait. This morning has pleanty of live baits around so getting them is easy. When the tide start to turn down, I got my first strike when my reel alarm sounded. It was a queenie but I lost it when trying to flip it up with my rod. Not long after this another strike come. I lost it again after some fight due to not proper hookup. It already 10am plus n I suppose to packup n headed home to prepare the foods for tonight reunion dinner. But with the lost of two fishes make me determine to carry on. It paid off at 10.30am. One of my reel alarm sound again with the rod tip bend. I strike hard n it is on. I fought carefully this time n make sure I don’t lost it. Without much effort, I bring it up n it was a queenfish about 1.5kg. Very happy as I have caught something on the last day of the year. With my mission completed, I headed home happily to celebrate the lunar new year.(See catch photo on left)