Chermin or Diamond Travelly

Date: 23-07-2017     Time: 0023am

Ah An caught this 1kg plus Chermin on his 7ft spinning tackle set with live prawn as bait. The fish actually foul hook and make for a run. His spinning reel went screaming taking out many line along with the strong current flow tonight. He manage to stop the run and slowly gaining line back. After some tugging, the fish is surface up and was scoop up by a squid net.

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Earlier in the night, Lucas caught a marine cat fish around 1kg plus with fresh squid as bait.

Brown Stingray

Date: 08-07-2017     Time:2230hrs     Rod: Century Vectra 13.6ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 30      Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh Squid

Evening go for another round of fishing. Tide just turn up and current was smooth. But the current half way change direction due to the tide different as going up is slow from 1.2m to high of 2.7m at 2245hrs. The down tide will from here down to 0.3m at 0528hrs tomorrow morning. So it mean down tide is super fast that why the current turn early.

Upon seeing the current change, I ask ah An to set up his squid jig as now the current was on his favor. A while later, he manage to catch one and I borrow it to use as my squid lamp pickup to attract other squid.

After one over hours of waiting, not a single squid come along and upon seeing the tide is about to full, I decide to stop catching and return the squid back to ah An as it is the only squid he caught tonight. I told him to use it as bait now as the tide had come to the golden hour which has highly chances of fish bite. He listen to me and quickly change his bait and cast out.

Ten minute later…his reel scream…He strike and the fish is on. I told him to go slow and easy as I fixed up my gaff. It take him about ten minute to gain control of the fish as the current is picking up fast. He manage to bring it close and surface later and i gaff it up. It was a long tail brown stingray weigh at 7.6kg

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Wolf Herring

Date: 08-07-2017     Time: 10.45am     Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white      Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40      Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs leader      Rig: Cable car      Bait: Live herring

Go for a morning trip as the weather and tide is nice. Caught this wolf herring when the tide is mid way up.

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Queen Fish

Date: 01-07-2017      Time: 1815hrs      Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white       Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40       Line: 30lbs Braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Cable car      Bait: Live herring

Reach there around 5pm plus. Set up my tackle and start jigging for live bait. Manage to get some and quickly cast out with a bottom n a surface bait. Tide has already full and started to turn down but current was smooth although the water was choppy due to the strong southern wind.

Around 6.15pm while i was chatting with my friend An…suddenly I heard my reel screaming….I pick up my rod and strike…Yes…Fish on….Follow by a fish jumping out or the water but I didn’t manage to see what fish is it. Until the second time when it leap up again that I know it was a queen fish. It then move toward the right side and take off more line. I had to tighten more drag to stop it go further…It then make another acrobatic jump up before slow down. I slowly wind it back and surface it.

Ah An fixed up his gaff and gaff it up for me. Another angler come along with his weigh and it clock at 3.9kg.

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