Golden Travelly

Date:15-11-2009     Time: 0930am      Rod: Shoreangler big game 10.4ft      Reel: Daiwa 47H      Line: 30lbs mono      Rig: Long Snood bottom Feeder      Bait: Dead Tamban

Went back to the jetty early this morning again as the weather was fine. Last night I caught a 1kg plus conger eel while my friend Ah An landed a 3.2kg barramundi on a handline with a dead tua bak as bait. We stop due to the weather change after mid night.

I initially fish on the right side of the jetty as on the left there is alot of tamban anglers around. Bait was very lasting but live tamban was hardly caught. Around 9am when the current started to change, those tamban anglers move to my side. To avoid too crowded, I switch side with them as now the left side is almost empty.

I move one rod first as the other rod I just change bait so I left it there for awhile. Around 9.30am, I went to wind back the rod on the right side and move it to the left side. I rebait it and casted out. Before I finish setting the drag, the first rod that I had move earlier the reel when screaming. It keep screaming and line been strip out fast until my hand was free to pickup the rod to strike.

It was heavy at the end of the line. I know it was a bottom hookup as the fish didn’t make any acrobatic jump on the water surface. My both rods all have cable car rig with live bait on the top. The fish have some struggle here and there but was not that powerful. Someone around ask me what fish is it and I told him could be a golden travelly. True enough, when I surface it, no mistake there.

One of the regular angler there got hold on my gaff and gaff it up. It weigh 3.8kg on the scale.


Here is a video on this fish landed taken by a uncle.

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