Giant Herring

Giant Herring – Teck Ngoh – Ikan SuSu

Date: 23-10-2009    Time: 9.30pm     Rod: Penn Power Stick 10ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20     Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long Snood bottom Feeder      Bait: Night Herring/Tua Bak

It is already at the end of a down tide. The current flow has just slow down. Bait was very lasting tonight as this is my second change bait since early evening. I was just busy looking for squid around my lamp. Suddenly my reel alarm goes off. I was block by my squid net so Seng who was just standing beside my rod got hold of it and strike first. I took over the rod and the fish was just struggling around. I was wondering which hook it took as I had a cable car rig on the top with a live bait and the bottom rig with a dead night herring.

The fish make several acrobatic jump on the way while I reel it in. Upon reaching below the jetty and under the light of my sqiud lamp, I saw it was deeply hook in the mouth by the bottom feeder. I ask Seng to used hand to pull it up by gripping on my leader.

It was a Giant Herring or Teck Ngoh about near to 2kg. After I removed the hook, the fish was already dead and I gave it to Chuan who was there in the early afternoon and will be heading home soon.


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