New Personal Record for Grouper from Shore

DATE: 16-02-2008     TIME: 0915hrs.    ROD: Penn Slammer 10.6ft      REEL: Abu 7000 Red     LINE: 25lbs with shock leader      RIG: Long Snood Bottom Feeder      BAIT: Frozen Herring(Tamban)

From 2.0kg at Hundyai beach to 2.2kg at Tanah Merah breakwater to 2.5kg at bedok jetty. This is how I re-write my grouper record on surf from the shore.

Went there yesterday night. It was very windy. Setup my two rods with frozen tamban as bait. No action at all beside a nice flow current tide. Spend most of the time looking for squid n only manage to caught a few. Packup around 1am to have some rest.

Headed back to the jetty at 0700hrs this morning. Very crowded at the end part. The downtide current was strong. Line casted out are all at 45% angle. Manage to squeeze in one rod n casted out. Went to jig for tamban but hardly get it. An hour later a overnight guy decided to packup. I took over his place n setup another rod. Again went to jig for tamban. Halfway through I heard my Abu 7000 reel alarm has a short screech. My Slammer rod tip was shaking while I grab it to strike. YES….heavy at the end of the line but no struggling sign of a hook fish. I keep on winding back the line but no feeling at all except heavy load. My mind thought it could be a Puffer. Hahaha…when it surface…WOW….a nice big spotted grouper…..Hahaha…from the look at the size….I know I have broke my personal best. A gaff was use to bring it up with the help of the guy who had packup. I wonder how he feel ?? hehehe…The fish hit the scale at 2.5kg.

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Nice Threadfin

DATE: 12-02-2008    TIME: 11.30am     ROD: SureCatch Surf Leader 12ft.    REEL: Daiwa SLX50SH    LINE:30lbs    RIG: Long Snood Bottom Feeder     BAIT: Dead Tamban

Mr. Kassim caught this 2.4kg Threadfin this morning when the tide was halfway up. I gaff it for him. I myself only caught a Gaf fish which was released back.

Another Queen to celebrate the year of Rat

DATE: 11-02-2008     TIME: 10.30am     ROD: Penn Slammer 10.6ft     REEL: Penn Beach master 155L    LINE:30lbs mono     RIG: Cable car     BAIT: Live herring(Tamban)

Reach jetty around 7.30am. Chuan already there jigging for tamban. Hong suppose to arrive but still no sign of him. Hahaha..today is monday. Most of them have start work already. We almost got the whole jetty for us to play.

Tamban supply was good today. It bite non stop if U are hard working. We manage to get quite a number. Tide n current was very perfect. Between 8.00am to 9.00am I have three times of reel alarm sounded but were all done by the the gaf fish who eat n without paying.

It was only around 10.30am when I was taking my breakfast that I saw my Penn slammer rod tip have alittle shake follow by a fish jumping on the water surface. With the bread biting in my mounth, I pick up my rod n strike. Yes….a queenie was tagging along my line when I wind back. I use the rod to swing it up as it was just around a kilo size.

After this the current was at full swing n everything was quiet down. We fish until around 2.30pm when Chuan has two missed also. Same thing it was the job of the todak who always snatch the live bait while it was struggling.

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Lunar New Year Reel Screaming….

DATE: 09-02-2008    TACKLE: Penn Slammer rod pair with Penn 155L Beachmaster reel. Penn Powergraph Surf rod pair with  Penn 500L Jigmaster reel.   LINE: 30lbs mono    RIG: All Cable Car     BAIT: Live Herring(Tamban)

Today is the third day of the lunar new year. Its also my first day of fishing on my annual long holiday. Wake up early this morning n headed down to the jetty. It was not as crowded as I have expected think due to the past two days was holiday so many had already enjoy their fishing.

Tide was just started to coming up. Current was very smooth n ideal. Quickly set up my two set of tackles n casted out with my frozen herring as bait. Went to jig for live herring n set up my cable car rig. After that I start jigging for my fresh bait. Just manage in time to get about over ten pieces before this tamban just disappear when the water was higher.

The first action come around 0930am. I was far away when this gar fish(above) took my bait with a short screech on my reel. A angler saw it n call out “UNCLE UNCLE”. I rush back to strike. Easily wind in this hungry fish as it was hook by two hook on the side of the mounth. I took photo on it n gave the fish to the angler who alert me.

Fifteen minute later my beachmaster reel scream. I pick up to strike but this smart gar fish was fast enough to let go the bait n get away.

About twenty minute later the same reel scream again. I strike but was unable to hook that fellow n it took away my bait without paying. It was another bait stealer.

Now…live bait was very rare…After some hard jigging….I got another one. Quickly rig it on the other rod. The water was high now n about to change direction.

Around 12.30pm, the current has already change direction n getting faster. I was hiding under my umbrella as the sun was very hot. Suddenly my Penn Jigmaster reel scream. Hoho…I run forward to strike. I saw a fish leap out of the water surface….Hahaha….Queenie this time…..Without much effort I wind in this fish. It did a few acrobatic jump along the way. After I saw it was firmly hook, I use my rod to lift it up. A loud applause from the audience greeted me when I landed it. Hahaha… what a luck…Maybe I wear RED today as the chinese alway believe red color will bring good luck during new year….Hehehe….

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