Testing new built rod

Date: 29-04-2017      Time: 12.45pm     Rod: Shoreangler Jetty Surf 9ft.      Reel: Silstar AT80 fix spool.      Line: 30lbs mono      Rig: Cable car      Bait: Live Tamban

I built a new 9ft spinning rod for myself by using parts of two scarp rod. The butt part is 4ft 6 from a Surecatch rod and the tip part is 4ft 9 also from another Surecatch rod. I totally rebuilt the tip part and painted it white on the tip for easy bite detection.

I tested it yesterday and it cast very well. The butt part was flexible and this is the most important of a fixed spool rod. If a fixed spool rod the butt part is too stiff, you can’t cast far. It is totally opposite of a multiplyier rod.

I use it yesterday and it start with a catch of a gar fish on a cable car rig when the tide is about to full. The real test will come when it had a bigger hookup. Lets wait and see.




Fishing Tackle shop in Malacca

I had found a fishing tackle shop in Malacca during my recent driving trip there. It is located at 140 Jalan Kubu. Just at the junction of Jalan portugis. A walking distance from Jonker walk. It store quite a number of spinning reel from big to small. No multiplier reel found. Check the price and its quite reasonable. Many difference size of sinker also. It close on Sunday.

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Photo taken from google earth.



Date: 09-04-2017       Time: 1100 hrs      Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white      Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Cable car      Bait: Live tamban

Reach there is morning around 9am. The current flow started to change direction early as the down tide current was fast. Beginning the bait fish was rare but once the current start to move, it keep coming.

Set up two sets of tackles and with bottom and surface rig and cast out. No action at all  until 1100 am when I saw one of the rod tip rattle. I know it was a gar fish that take the bait and i waited until it jump of the water then I start winding back. A small little one and i use my rod to lift it up. The fish is given to a angler there who intend to eat it.


By the time I pack up around 1230 hrs as the current is too strong, this is the only fish landed.

Small Wolf Herring

Date: 03-04-2017      Time: 1835hrs      Rod: Loomis Frankling Big Game 12ft. Spinning     Reel: Silstar AT 80 spinning     Line: 30lbs braided      Rig: Cable car     Bait: Live Tamban

Went for a short trip this evening. When I cycle in to the jetty, a friend told me some wolf herring had been landed by anglers there this afternoon.

I quickly set up my tackles and cast out as only about one hours plus of day light left. I then jig some live bait and lower a cable car rig down.

Tide was going down at this hour and the current flow was smooth. I just finish my packet of dinner when I hear my reel screech. I saw my rod tip rattle but i didn’t strike as I thought it could be a gar fish taking the bait. If i strike too soon, the gar fish could have not swallow the bait and I will missed the fish.

I waited for a while then I saw a silver fish swimming just below the water surface. I know it had already hookup. I wind it in and it was a small wolf herring taking my bait before the day last light.


Tanjung Balau Fishing Jetty

Located on the north eastern side of Desaru Johor Malaysia. This place is where many off shore angler embark the fishing boat there for sea fishing around Desaru area. The sea around this jetty is very rocky. Chances of your line or hook getting snag is high. So a simple short snood bottom feeder is highly recommended. It quite shallow during low tide. You need to check and fish only during the high tide.