Conger Eel arrived

Date: 18-01-2010     Rod: Shoreangler big game 10.2ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20     Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder       Bait: Frozen night herring

Went for a short trip as I wanted to fish on the upturn of the tide. My aim is to look for any early arrival of the cobia. Last year due to the jetty on renovation, missed out the cobia season. So this year I am hopping to target one.

As the pass days the bait fish was very rare, to play safe I bring along some frozen bait. True enough,hardly any bait fish present. Only manage to get three night herring when the night fall.

When the tide turn, the current was smooth. Around 9pm, a regular there told me my rod tip shake. I was searching for squid at that moment some distance away. When I go nearer to my rod to take alook, I know I had a hookup and most likely could be a eel.

Pickup the rod and strike. Heavy at the end. Wind in slowly and a conger eel surface. I used my rod to lift it up to the jetty as it was not very big. I didn’t weigh it but it should be around a kilogram only. It swallow my whole steel wire trace and hook. I had to operate on it stomach to take out. I given this fish to the regular who inform me about the rod tip shake.


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