Queenfish April 2014

Date: 28-04-2014      Time: 11pm      Rod: Shoreangler Big Game 10ft.      Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Line: 30lbs braided with 40lbs mono leader      Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder       Bait: Night herring(tuabak)

Went to catch squid and bring along my tackles. Initially intend to fish until 10pm only. But one of my friend come along so accompany him to fish and delay for another hour.

I saw the tide already turn down so I decided to packup. But before I do anything….my reel alarm go screaming….I strike and feel the weight at the end….then it go off when the fish make a acrobatic jump….It dive down again and I found my line entangle with my friend line….

By the time we untangle it…the fish already come near to the jetty…I manage to stop it from going under….I surface it and it turn out to be a queenfish….Quickly one guy with a gaff come along and gaff it up for me. It weigh 4.8kg on the scale.

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Grouper

Date: 23-04-2014     Time: 1920hrs     Tackle: Handline     Bait: Fresh Tamban

LK caught this 1.5kg grouper by a handline lower below the jetty. The fish took his first bait just about five minute after he lower the line.

Mid Night Barracuda

Date: 20-04-2014     Time: 0150am      Rod: Daiwa Saltiga 12ft      Reel: Shimano speedmaster      Line:30lbs mono     Rig: Long snood bottom feeder     Bait: Fresh squid

Loko caught this fish when the tide start to turn down. It took his fresh squid bait and cause his reel alarm to screech.

Threadfin

Date: 18-04-2014     Time: 0700am     Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft     Reel: Shimano TLD Star     Line: 30lbs mono     Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh squid

Lucas landed this Threadfin early this morning. It is his first threadfin at the jetty. It weigh 3kg.

Dog Shark

Date: 17-04-2014     Time: 8.40pm     Rod: Custom made surf rod 12ft      Reel; Shimano Torium 20     Line: 30lbs mono      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder     Bait: Frozen squid

Ah Boi caught this Dog shark when the tide is on the way up.

Desaru Blacktip Shark

Date: 12-04-2014      Time: 8.05pm      Rod: Shoreangler big game 10ft      Reel: Daiwa Saltist 20H      Line: 20lbs braided join with 40lbs mono leader      Rig: Short snood bottom feeder      Bait: Smelly squid

Drive up to desaru for a short weekend break. I bring along my beach tackles set also. Due to the early morning high tide…by the time I reach there the tide already going down. So I decided to fish on the night high tide. As the night high tide is at 10.18pm…I only start at 7pm after my early dinner…

There is another angler fishing there also….I join him and after some chat…it turn out he is working as the life guard on the resort that I stay. I learn from him that the place got many type of fishes….he ever caught stingray, shark, chermin, snapper plus others type all on high tide. He use spinning set with prawn meat as bait.

But half way through, he got a call from his wife asking him to go home for some celebration. So ended up I myself fishing on that dark lonely beach. As it is very dark, its very hard to spot any bite as I didnt bring any luminous light. I only depend on my bright torch light to shine on my rod tip once in awhile.

Around 8pm, I see my line a bit loose…so i decide to check…I took my rod and strike…. and I feel some pull back….that I realise I had a hookup…It struggle while I wind back my line….It turn out is a small blacktip shark around 500g…I quickly take the photos and release it back to the sea.

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Good Size Grouper

Date: 10-04-2014     Time: 8.10pm      Rod: Penn Powerstick 10ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20     Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh tamban

Tide was almost coming to the high…This fish took my bait and cause a screech on my reel alarm. I was nearby and I strike immediately…Yes fish on but not big….I gain control and slowly wind back…It struggle along the way and feel like a marine catfish…But….luckily it surface up is a grouper….I quickly ask my friend Ah Fei…who was helping me to catch squid use the net to scoop it up. It weigh 1.3kg on the scale.

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Big Stingray Escape 2014

Date: 05-04-2014    Rod: Century CMC     Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40    Line: 50lbs braided    Rig: Long snood bottom feeder     Bait: Fresh lizard fish.

Ah Zai lost this monster after 20 plus minute of hard fight battle. The hook line get cut while tug of war with the fish.