Wolf Herring

Date: 27-04-2019       Time: 1850hrs

Simon caught this big wolf herring on a bottom feeder rig with a dead tamban as bait. Fish estimate about a kg in weight. His tackle is a small spinning sets.

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Fish Won…I lost at the last minute.

Date: 17-04-2019      Time: 2030hrs      Rod: Penn Slammer white 10.6ft       Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40       Rig: Long snood bottom feeder     Bait: Fresh Tamban

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Went there around 6 plus….Tide was on the way up….Current is strong with a powerful eastern wind blowing endlessly.

Setup two sets of tackle on bottom feeder rig. Bait was quite lasting. Just waiting for my alarm to sound.

Then come 2030hrs…The alarm sounded….I strike hard….Fish ON….it taking out line for the first run…..about 100 meter line out with the assist of the strong current flow. I manage to stop it and able to gain inch and inch of line back. My mind was thinking shouldn’t be too big. But with the strong current, it take me about 30 minutes to bring it back close to the jetty.

But after so much hard workout, it just refused to surface up…By now then I realise it is much bigger than i thought. The very moment when it almost surface, it dive back down.

After much struggle, I finally able to surface it….Wow…It is a leopard ray…with a size of about three feet in diameter. Estimate should be around 30-40kg in weight as a leopard ray body is much thicker than a brown ray. No wonder so hard to surface it.

My friend ah wee try two time to gaff it while it surface but fail. Then the fish try going under the jetty…I had no choice but to stop it at all cost. My main line snap on the part near the rig swivel. The fish won on his last fight for freedom.

Overall, I am very happy to see the fish although I didn’t land it. It gave me such a wonderful workout and I think this is what the sea dragon king present me for my coming 62 birthday.

Queen Fish

Date: 06-04-2019      Time:0920am      Rod: Penn Power Stick 10ft.       Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Rig: Cable Car       Bait: Live Herring

 

Went there early around 9am. Tide is coming up and the current flow is smooth. Live bait is easily available so I set up two sets of tackle. Both on bottom and surface bait.

The bottom bait is not lasting. But i didn’t intend to change it as i wanted to concentrate on the surface live bait under this type of water condition.

True enough….the reward come around 0920hrs. I was fixing up my sun shade tent when my reel alarm go screaming….ZZZeee..zzeee..zzzeee…I drop everything just grab the rod and strike…Yes….fish on….One acrobatic jump…another one….as the fish try to unhook on the water surface…then…it dive deep down…swimming toward my direction…I had to wind in fast to catch up with it.

After some struggle….I surface it…once i saw it had weaken, I use my rod to lift it up.

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