Lizard Shark

Date: 17-07-2006   Time: 8 to 11pm.   Rod: Daiwa longcast 12ft.   Reel: Penn 155L Beachmaster.   Line: 30lbs Braided line    Rig: Long snood bottom feeder    Bait: Strip of green eye(chay mak)

Went to search for squid. Only catch a handful as the tide is near the bottom n current has already slow down. But lucky there is no wind. Around 9pm saw my rod tip a bit shaking n went to strike it. Something heavy at the end but it keep me guessing when winding back. It turn out to be a lizard shark slightly more than 0.5kg. This was my first cast n the bait was a left over green eye strip from last friday night which I has prepare ready for a cast but never use it. I bring it back n keep in the freezer for future use. Haha…


Another Queenfish Today

Date: 16-07-2006 Time: 3.30pm Rod: Loomis n Franklin Big Game 12ft. Reel: Shimano Calcutta 400S Line: 20lbs mono Rig: Long snood bottom feeder. Bait: Dead Tamban.

Skip yesterday night trip as the wind is too strong n sea is choppy. Choose to fish at daytime as it not so windy. Reach there around 10am. The tide has already incoming n the current was smooth. Missed my first one around 12pm when it took the bait on my cable car rig but the line gone loose. By the time I strike it already gone.

Half an hour later lost another one on the same method. Think over it could be the on coming wind that cause it. Reason is when the fish took the bait, my sinker will move n my main line will curve n loosen due to the wind blow. So there is no tension to help set the hook.

Decide to change rig n do bottom fishing instead. I use a long snood bottom feeder rig but I push my hook line high up to about 2ft above the sinker instead of the normal 6 inches. Reason is queenie will go bottom but not to the seabed as like the ray. I have use this method long ago before I start the cable car rig.

Haha… It finally work the third time…when my alarm goes off… I strike n yes hookup..the fish do a acrobatic jump n heading toward my right. To avoid entanglement, I use my rod to steer it back to my side as there is few rod there. As now the water is high, I play to weaken it n grab hold of my leader n lifted it up. Estimate about 2kg plus in weight.


Queenfish at Bedok Jetty

Date: 15-07-2006    Time: 1pm.   Rod: Loomis n Franklin Big Game 12ft.   Reel: Shimano Calcutta 400S    Line  20lbs mono.   Rig: Cable car Bait: Live Tamban

Landed this queenie this afternoon. It did some acrobatic jump on the sea surface before I lift it up with my rod. Lost a garfish n another queenie before this catch.