Finally…I got it

Date: 11-02-2012      Time: 12.05pm      Rod: Shoreangler Big Game 10.2ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20      Line: 30lbs braided joint with 50lbs mono      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Dead Tamban(herring)

Since 2007 when I caught one……every year I had been waiting to caught one again….Year 2008 saw two was lost within two weeks by two different angler…2009 n 2010 none this fish turn up. Even last year never heard of anyone caught it.

This morning I reach jetty around 8am plus….I used two set of rods….one is multiplyer and the other a spinning. After casting out with frozen tamban which I brought along….I went to jig for fresh tamban….It was very rare….but still manage to get two for my cable car rig. After this none at all….Luckily…two anglers who was there earlier wanted to go back and pass me some of their balance.

But today the bottom bait was very lasting. I hardly need to change bait. Water was very nice and the current was smooth but only no action. When near to 12pm….My stomach already start calling…..I decided to packup….I first wind back the spinning set….My live bait on the cable car rig was still very alive…..As usual…wash the rig, sinker and the rod…and leave it to dry…

Then I went to my multiplyer set…I was about to pickup when suddenly….the alarm screammmmm…….natually I pickup and strike….YES it ON…..The fellow strip my line and go…..I take alook at my line on the sea surface ……It slowly floating up…..Eh….could it be a bird ray ???? I was wondering…Bird ray will surface when it was hookup….But it never surface up….It turn to the right n move along the current flow……After some distance…it turn inward to the jetty…..Then It surface….COBIA….I shouted…I quickly wind my line faster, tighten my drag alittle and move toward nearer to the fish….I am preparing to fight hard with this fish if it wanted to go under… Yes…this fellow once near to the jetty….It DIVE down and move under…..But I gave no chance……I use my rod to steer it out….not one….but three time to prevent it from go under the jetty….Finnally it tired out…..I shouted for gaff…I got a young angler there to help me get my gaff from my bike….but before he does….another angler come along with his fixed gaff…First try was missed…..I had to steer the fish to reposition again…before he do a second try and it was successful. He haul it up alone…..Thank YOU gentleman for your help.

Once on the floor…..I get someone to weigh it….It tip the scale at 12kg…..YES….I had waited four year for this fish….and I got it again today…THANK U SEA DRAGON KING for releasing this fish for me.

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