Surprising Black Tip Shark

DATE: 27-10-2007      TIME: 0010hrs      ROD: Penn Slammer 10ft      REEL: Penn Senator 113HLW      LINE: 30lbs mono     RIG: Long snood bottom feeder      BAIT: Fresh small squid

Another usual friday night trip. Reach jetty around 6.45pm. Tide was just started to coming up. Current was slow initially. Setup tackles n squid lamp. First few bait casted out was frozen tamban n it was quite lasting.

Time past quickly as I was busy catching squid. No action at all until full tide around 2324pm. Current started to change direction after mid night. Decided to change to fresh squid as bait to try my luck. Truly enough….0010hrs my reel alarm start screaming. The way it sound show that it was pull by a fast speed fishes.

Grab hold of my rod n strike….Yes….it on….not very big by the feeling at the end of the line n knowning it wasn’t a ray…The fishing turn around n heading back after I strike….I just kept winding back line. About 30 meter near the jetty…it turn out n start stripping my line. It went deeper into the water. I gave another pump n started to gain line again. This time round…the fish surface….WOW….it is a shark….Surprise me and all those peoples that gather there to watch. It is my new species on surfcasting. Never did I dream of hooking this fish by long distance surfcasting as it was more of a mid water species. Manage to gaff it up n it was a black tip shark. Very rare caught from the shore especially country like Singapore. It weight 4.7kg.

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