Twin Queen and King

Date: 30-06-2013     Time: 0010am & 0200am      Rod: Centuary Vectra 13.6ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 30     Line 40lbs mono     Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh squid

Twin(two) Queenfish n King size(some of the biggest caught at jetty)..Yes…ah An was a lucky man last night…The fish just love his bait..

The first one come around just pass mid night….the reel alarm go screaming…Ah Hong was the fastest to reach the rod…but he hesitate to strike…because it was not his rod…We had to shout for him to strike the rod as the alarm keep going…He strike but in a mess…first was the strike was not forcefull…due to he never thumb on the spool…follow by a birdnest of line in the reel…I shouted for him to lower the rod for me to hold the main fishing line as he untie the mess up line…but he didn’t..Luckily the fish was still in hook after he manage to free all the mess up…I told him to strike one more time to secure the hookup…The fish swim inward toward the jetty…after some struggle…it surface…I gaff it up and it was such a big queen fish…weighing 6.4kg…Wow! Tide was on the way up..

2am…suddenly i heard a thunder somewhere in the south west side…afraid that it might rain…I decided to stop catching squid…and I went to cut up the queen fish as no body want it…Half way through…Ah An reel alarm sound again…He went for it and strike…I had to stop the cutting and prepare his gaff…He fought the fish awhile before able to surface it…Well is is a queen fish again….I gaff it up and it weigh 6.3kg…Haha…both fish could be come from the same school of big queenie that swim pass the jetty and attracted by his fresh squid bait. End up I had to cut up two fishes..and alots of fish n chip to eat for days to come…

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His Personal Best

Rod: Century Vectra 13.6ft     Reel: shimano Torium 30     Line: 30lbs mono     Rig: Long snood bottom feeder    Bait: fresh squid

It was already 2 plus in the early morning….I was getting sleepy…so I decide to packup….While I almost ready to move off….Suddenly…Ah An reel alarm go screaming…..Ya….almost full tide now and the fish bite again…Ah An strike it and play….I getting ready his gaff….This time it look the fish is bigger…It gave ah An alot of pump n dive…After sometime…the fish come nearer to the jetty but refuse to surface due to the brightness of the jetty light….but ah An almost shakeout…I took over the rod…I make some pump and the fish was almost up…but it has entangle another angler line….so I had to hold on and get the other angler to release his line….Finally…I surface and Ah An gaff it up….Another female ray at 15kg in weight…a personal record heavy catch for him.

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A Night with Action

Date: 15-06-2013    Time: 10.30pm     Rod: ATC premium surf 13.6ft     Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40     Line: 30lbs mono     Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh squid

Around 10.30pm…Tide was on the way up….Suddenly Kiong reel alarm go screaming….I was nearby…so natural pickup the rod to strike…Yes…fish on….Kiong come by….I told him I get the fish up from the sea bed before passing to him…so after some pumping…I passed the rod back to him…He continue the fight while I fixed up my gaff…After awhile…he surface it…then I gaff it up….A 6kg female ray…

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Sea Turtle

Rod: Daiwa M cast     Reel: Shimano Torium 20     Line: 30lbs braided with mono leader     Rig: long snood bottom feeder     Bait: fresh squid

An hour later….Seng who fish beside us the reel screech…It sound like his drag is loosen and was pull by rubbish that entangle his line….He strike….wow!!….heavy…must be big piece of rubbish…He pump n pump the rod…then the thing surface….Wow!!!! U just can’t believe…It was a big sea turtle….It took his bait…the hook was in the mouth….We want to release it….but must take the hook out first….It was too heavy to pull up by his main line…..I decide to use my gaff…I gaff it on the side of the body…with another person help…We pull it up…Unhook it…then release it back…Estimate around…15 to 18kg in weight…

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Chermin or Diamond Travelly

June 9, 2013

Ah An caught this diamond travelly using  cut prawn meat on a single hook short snood bottom feeder rig attached to a small spinning tackle set. The fish was so powerful that when it take the bait…it cause the small reel go screaming…luckily the rod was well secured…Else it may end up into the sea. The fish gave a good fight on the small tackle set…it dive deep downward a few time before An manage to surface it.

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Threadfin

Date: 01-06-2013     Time: 1825hrs     Rod: Century Vectra 13.6ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 30     Line: 30lbs mono     Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Dead Tamban

Ah An caught this 1kg plus threadfin when the tide started turning down. This fish took his bait and was struggling when hookup…causing his rod tip to rattle…He saw it and wind it back…A nice threadfin after a quite heavy down pour earlier.

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