My First Fish for Year 2023

Date: 05-01-2023. Time: 2315 hrs. Rod: Penn Slammer 9 ft. Reel: EA 12000 Rig: Long Snood Bottom Feeder. Bait: Fresh Night Herring.

Went for a short night trip just to fish on the up coming tide. As I went after sun set, I had to jig for the night herring as bait instead of the day type.

Current was strong tonight due to the full moon. Bait was lasting. It was already almost full tide and I had started to pack up my squid lamp when i heard my reel sounded. I grab hold of the rod n strike hard… on. After few pumping, i am gaining line. The fish struggle along the way back n i got the feeling of a cat fish at end of the line. True enough, it surface up and it was a rare golden cat fish instead of the normal marine cat fish. My friend Jumbo Li help me to hold the rod while I grab for the rope gaff. It weight 4.2kg. I released it back after photo taking n it swim away very fast.

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