Shovelnose shark

Date: 11-11-2018      Bait: Fresh squid.       Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder.

My friend Yusof caught this shovelnose shark two week back. It take an hour plus to land it by few anglers effort. Estimate around 20-30kg in weight.


Catch and Release

Date: 18-10-2018       Time: 2105hrs.     Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh baby squid.

Tide is on the way down. As usual I went to catch squid but tonight I decide to bring  a set of tackle along. My aim is to use those very small squid( one inches size) as bait. Reason is this very small size squid not good for keeping as future bait.

On my second cast, this one kilo plus stingray took my bait. It cause my reel alarm to sound. I had to stop scooping the squid to strike the rod. As the current was not strong, I just slowly wind back. When surface, I use the rod to lift it up. After photo taking, I decide to release it back.



Date: 05-10-2018      Time: 2030hrs       Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white.       Reel: Daiwa Sealine 50       Rig: Long snood bottom feeder       Bait: frozen squid.

Jamie Baba hook up this 3.5kg Barracuda  when the tide was just turning down. This fish took his squid bait and run causing his reel to scream a few times before he got to his rod and strike. As the down tide current flow had pick up by now, the fish gave him some good struggle before he able to surface it up. I gaff it up for him.


Two Fishes within Half hours

Date: 28-07-2018       Time: 1940hrs & 2010hrs      Rod: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft.      Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Rig: Long Snood Bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh Tamban

Reach there around 1700hrs plus. Jig for some fresh tamban and cast out one rod. Tide is on the way up and the current is smooth. Only down point was the strong southern wind was blowing endlessly causing choppy wave. This had affect the surface predator fishes to stay more deeper in water. End the daylight with no result.

Night fall and I change my rig to bottom feeder. Just as the sky turn dark, the first fish bite. My reel screech…I strike the rod and feel some weight. Slowly wind back and up come a red snapper.


Change bait and cast out again. Half and hour later my reel screech again. This time a little louder…Wind in and a nice finger mark snapper surface.


Long Tail Brown Stingray

Date: 06-07-2018      Time: 2200hrs       Rod: Loomis Franklin 10ft.      Reel: Okuma 6000 Spinning       Line: 40lbs braided       Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Frozen squid


My friend Simon pull up this 14kg stingray last night when the tide turn up. This fish took his bait and the line went slack without any alarm sounded. Only when he went to check his line that he found it slack. He immediately strike and with some good tug of wall later, the fish surfaced up. Angler Yusof was there and he gaff it up.


Big Fingermark Snapper+Bonus

Date: 04-05-2018        Time: 1800-2330hrs        Rod: Penn Slammer white 10.6ft       Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40         Rig: Long Snood Bottom Feeder       Bait: Fresh Cuttle fish.


Check the weather and it say clear in the east side. Headed down and tide is still going down. Setup two sets of tackles with top and bottom bait. Live bait is easily available.

No action when sky turn dark so I concentrate on just bottom. Setup squid lamp but no squid spotted. Only a small cuttle fish caught. I quickly use it as bait and cast out.

Then suddenly a quick down pour. I was caught off guard. It lasted only about ten minutes. After the rain, I re-check the bait and it still intact. Casted out again.

Scoop up a green squid when it surface up and come near to my squid lamp attracted by a school of bait fish.


Around 2235hrs, one of my rod the alarm sounded. It screech another few time before I strike. Yes…fish on….slowly wind back….It did struggle on the way back. Surface up it was a big fingermark snapper. I ask one of my friend to take my squid net and scoop it up.



Queen Fish

Date: 14-04-2018       Time: 1000hrs -12.30hrs       Rod: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft.       Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40         Rig: Cable car       Bait: Live herring

Go for a short trip this morning. High tide was full around 10 plus hrs. I choose to fish on the down tide as it has a better current flow.

Bait fish was rare. Just manage to jig few pcs. So I setup two sets of tackles only on cable car rig and without bottom rig.

Around 1130hrs, while I was jigging some distance away, I heard reel screeching sound. I headed back to my rod and found that one of the rod the line gone loose. I pickup and strike, heavy at the end….slowly wind back and this queen fish surface up. I used my rod to lift it up.



One Top One Bottom

Date: 11-04-2018        Time: 1800-2130hrs       Rod: Silstar Travese X 12.6ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Rig: Cable car & Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Live & Dead herring

Go for another trip as the high tide tonight is around 2130hrs. Current is smooth although some surface wind cause the water a bit choppy. Bait fish today is easily available. Although I cast out two sets of tackle, both fishes come from the same set.

Around 1900hrs before the last light, I decided to change bait. when I wind back, I found this small wolf herring hanging on my cable car rig. It already dead when I haul it up.


After dark I only use the bottom feeder rig. Result come in around 2020hrs. One guy come to my rod to look at my set of tackle. While he touch on my reel, suddenly the alarm sound…He got a little shock of it. haha…I pick up the rod and strike…feel heavy but not big. I slowly wind back and this marine cat fish surface up. He end up help me to haul up the fish by grabbing on my leader.


Both fishes come from the same set of tackle.


Surface and Bottom

Date: 10-04-2018      Time: 1840hrs      Rod: Penn Power stick 10ft.      Reel: Shimano Torium 20        Rig: Cable car       Bait: Live herring

Reach there around 1800hrs. Tide was on the way up. Current is smooth but water was choppy due to strong eastern wind. Bait fish is easily available. Set up two sets of tackles. Both on surface and bottom rig.

1840hrs, I saw one of my rod the tip rattle. I thought it is the work of a gar fish. So I didn’t strike but just watch. It rattle several time than I pickup and strike. Heavy at the end of the line. Wind back and this wolf herring surface.


Time: 1915hrs       Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white       Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40       Rig: Long snood bottom feeder        Bait: Dead herring

Today bottom bait was lasting. So I didn’t change often. When I pickup the rod and pump, I feel heavy at the end of the line. Slowly I wind back and I can feel some struggling. A small bamboo shark surface up. I lift it up unhook it, took a photo then release it back.



Wolf Herring

Date: 03-04-2018       Time: 1820hrs       Rod: Penn Powergraph surf 12ft.       Reel: Shimano Torium 20        Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader       Rig: Cable car       Bait: Live Herring

Reach around 1800hrs. Jig for live bait and only got one after many try. Quickly setup one set of tackle. Casted out without bottom bait. Only a live herring on a cable car rig.

I then went to jig for more bait much further away at the mid part of the jetty. Its only twenty minute later when I back at my rod that I notice the main line gone loose. Knowing could be a hookup while I was away, I quickly pickup the rod and strike. Yes…heavy at the end. Wind back slowly and a wolf herring surface up. It already dead when I haul it up with the rod.