Father Day present

DATE: 17-06-2007    TIME: 12pm    ROD: Daiwa Longcast Design 12ft.   REEL: Penn Beachmaster 155L    LINE: 30lbs mono.    RIG: Long snood bottom feeder     BAIT: Dead Tamban

It rain yesterday night so I didn’t fish. This early morning it rain again so couldn’t go. Wait until around 10am then the rain stop. Quickly grab my ice box n headed down. Jetty was no crowded due to the rain. Bait fish tamban has many. Tide was already midway up. Strong surface wind cause the water to be very choppy.

Setup my tackle n casted out. Bait was not lasting. Have to change often. Around 12pm while I was talking to one of my friend…my Daiwa rod tip shake a bit. My friend is the one who saw it first n inform me. By now the line has gone loose. I pickup the rod n strike…ehh…nothing le…no feeling…as I wind back my line. haha…when the rig surface…a small queenfish was taging behind the hook. Haha…it was too small to fight..Use my rod to lift it up..My friend want it so I gave it to him..Haha…at least a small present to celebrate father day..

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The Stealth Fighter

DATE: 16-06-2007     TIME: 0930am     ROD: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft.     REEL: Penn Jigmaster 500L     LINE: 30lbs mono.     RIG: Long Snood Bottom Feeder     BAIT: Fresh Dead Tamban(Herring)

Went there yesterday night to catch squid n fishing. Stop at around 2am as the downtide current was too strong to fish n also squid was rare. Take some rest at my mobile home until this morning.

Headed in again at around 7am. Tide was just started to turn up. Current was slow n the sea was calm. Tamban was quite rare initially. Set up my tackle n casted out with bait balance last night. Bait was fast disappeared within five minute. The water look promising so I keep on changing bait every ten minute.

It paid off around 0930am. I just finish changing the bait n was sitting down to rest. I saw my line slacken alittle but didn’t bother thinking it was my sinker move by the current. Five minute later I saw more slack on the line…I take a closer look n it seem my line is moving slowly. Without hesitation…I pickup the rod n wind in the slacken line follow with a strike. Ohhh… yes…it heavyyyy….I make another pump….yessss,…  it is a fish hookup…It dive downward taking some of my line….I pump again to bring it up…It follow up n was moving along with the current toward the right side. I follow n start winding back line….There is many rods on my right…I shouted to them to wind back their line but the reaction of this anglers was too slow…The fish now was very near to the surface but still can’t be spotted. It entangle many line along the way. In my mind I thought it was a cobia as it swim slowly n stay on the surface. At one stage it almost went below the jetty when I was waiting for other angler to bring their rod over to distangle it. But I didn’t gave chances.. I keep on winding n pumping to keep the fish in control. It surface finally n turn out to be a stingray. Hooo….at least not so bad. It could be a nightmare if it was a cobia…as it could easily go below the jetty with so many line entangle together.

A malay uncle come with his rope gaff n manage to gaff it easily. The spike was taken out immediately. I weigh it n it tip the scale at 10kg sharp. Haha.. after some photos taken…the sky started to rain…I cut the fish into five parts n gaven to those who has help me to landed it.

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No Escape This Time.

Date: 10-06-2007   Time: 0240am    Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft    Reel: Daiwa LD 50SH    Line: 30lbs mono   Rig: Long Snood bottom Feeder     Bait: Dead Tamban(herring)

Two years back he missed one due to too “kan chong” n fall down before he pickup the rod to strike. But this time he make no mistake. He is Xiao Hei, one of my forum member n bedok jetty kaki. They were fishing at the left end side while i fish on the right end side. But when the alarm went off, I can hear it screaming.

It was already the early morning of sunday. Most anglers has either left there or already sleeping. Only some hard working one is still hanging around. It was quite quiet by now as compare to the early night. Tide is half way up n about to change direction. Suddenly i heard reel alarm sounded. From my side I look toward the left side. I saw Xiao Hei rushing toward his rod follow by LK. Xiao Hei pickup the rod first n strike…haha.. n I heard LK say….”wow U so fast le” hehe…

Yes…the fight is on… From far it look like could be a stingray…His Slammer rod is fully bend….hoho… big one…..They started to shout for me to get gaff…Haha… I was already preparing…When my gaff is ready…the fish has swim toward my side n Xiao Hei has come over n are winding back line. When the fish surface…WOw !….COBIA……haha…The fish try a few time wanted to swim below the jetty but was stop by this fast learner angler. He stand on the jetty railing n use his rod to have full control of the fish..I missed the first gaff when the fish is struggling furiously…Xiao Hei manage to calm it down by lifting the head above water. I take the chance to gaff on it stomach. With Raymond help…I lifted it up to the jetty flooring….LK bring out a scale n I weigh it. It tip the scale at 11.8kg. Hoho… second cobia landed this year….what next ?????

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4.2kg Threadfin

Date:03-06-2007   Time:0130am   Rod:Centuary Vectra Sport 13ft.   Reel: Daiwa LD50H   Line: 30lbs mono   Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder   Bait: Squid.

 

Angler Raymond caught this threadfin around 0130hrs early this morning. The downtide current was very fast when the fish took his bait. His reel alarm gone screaming causing initial stage thought it was a ray. But after some good fight…it surface n was scoop up by a net.

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