my first fish on year 2006

Date: 02-01-2006    Time: 0800hrs to 1500hrs.   Rod: Loomis n Franklin Big Game 12ft.   Reel: Shimano Calcutta 400S     Line: 20lbs mono    Rig: Single hook short snood bottom feeder.    Bait: Cut squid.    Hook: Beak size 5/0.

Rain,rain n rain. Yesterday night can’t fish all because of rain. Lucky this morning the weather was fine. Off I go around 8am. Went to the first spot but it was already occupied. No choice just drive along the east coast n look see look see. When come to this place, suddenly come to my mind that it have been more than ten year I didn’t fish at this place. Haha… take alook there n it was not crowded. Decide to gave it a try. Tide was already coming in fast but current was smooth. Quickly two rod was casted out with single hook short snood bottom feeder rig. Baits was left over squid from friday night. Didn’t bring much bait so a single squid was cut into two to save bait. Bait casted out was not lasting also.
It was my second round of bait changes when I was about to cast out the second rod, suddenly, zeer…zeer… zeerr….my shimano 400S calcutta reel was screaming. Quickle put down my second rod n pick up the first rod to strike. Yes, can feel the heavy weight at the end of the line. By now some malay anglers already gather around to see what fish is it. I told them it was a pari. The fish initially swim to my left. I quickly steer it to the right as this place the left side is quite hazard. Luckly the fish is not so big n I manage to bring it close without much effort. When it surface, it was a long tail brown spotted stingray about one over kilo. A malay angler help me to bring up this fish by grabing onto my rig body. After photo taking I gave him the fish to take home. Haha… finally landed my first fish for year 2006.


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