My Golden Catch

DATE: 04-08-2007    TIME: 7.30am to 1.00pm     ROD: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft.     REEL: Penn 500L Jigmaster

LINE:30lbs mono      RIG: Long Snood Bottom Feeder     BAIT: Dead Tamban (Herring)

Reach the jetty at 7.30am. Tide was almost at the lower end. Setup my tackle and start to jig for fresh herring. Manage to caught some and quickly casted out. As usual bait was not lasting and had to change every ten minute. When the tide turn up, the current start to move faster. But by 10am onward, the bait start to last longer. I actually plan to stop at 11am but after seeing this, I continue to fish on.

It paid off when about 12pm. My reel alarm went off. I strike hard n the fight is on. It dive hard down n taking more line out. After that it move left n right with fast speed. With the help of the fast current, it move n entangle another line causing it alarm to go off. I told the rod owner to loosen his line so that its more easy for me to control. At one point, it swim inward n almost hit below the jetty. I had to pump hard on the rod to steer it out from there.

After some tug of war, this fellow start to tired out n I manage to surface it. Hohoho….A golden travelly is at the end of my line. Yusof came over n pickup my gaff to gaff it up. It hit the scale at 3.95kg to be exact.


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