Date: 26-11-2019 Time:1805 hrs Rod: Alo Flexi surf 9ft. Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Rig: Cable car Bait: Live Tamban
Today the weather around eastern side was good and clear so I go for a early trip. Bring two sets of tackles one on surface rig and the other for bottom.
Tide was on the way up. Current was smooth at this time before the crescent moon rise. Tamban was rare i only got six after some hard work.
While i was jigging a distance away for my rod, the fish took my bait and cause the alarm to screech. I didn’t notice it. It was one of the jogger who heard it and shouted for me. When I back at my rod, the line was slack. I waited until the next pull then I strike. The fish make a jump on the water surface. Gar Fish….BIG…slowly i wind back the line and it follow. When surface, it was too big to lift up by the rod as my rig line is only 30lbs. I get the jogger to help hold my rod and i get the gaff. Estimate it should be around near to 3kg in weight.
Date: 23 November 2019 Time: 1255hrs Rod: Alo Flexi surf 9ft. Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Rig: Cable car Bait: Live Herring
Back in jetty this morning. Brought along two rods. One newly made multiplyer and a spinning type. As tamban is very rare this morning, I only use cable car rig on both rods. Very thankful to the malay lady who offer me her live tamban. She is repaying me for I help gaff up her big travelly she caught some time back.
Nothing happen until 1245 hrs, The sky is getting dark and show sign of raining soon. I decided to start packup. After washing up my tamban jig and keep it, suddenly my reel alarm sound. The fish make a jump on the water surface. Queenie….I pick up the rod but didn’t strike as the line gone slack. I strike only after I wind and tighten the main line. Fish on…It make few dive downward and many acrobatic jump on the surface while i try to control it. It then swim inward and toward my left. I follow and wind back as many line as possible. Finally it surface and i take control. Once it show sign of weaken, I ask a angler there to hold the rod and i reach for the gaff. Up it come and it weight almost 4kg.
My newly build rod: Alo flexi surf 9ft. When this rod is fully load, it will be in a crescent moon shape.
Date: 12 November 2019 Time: 8am to 10am Rod: Shoreangler Jetty Surf 9ft. Reel: Surfmaster 50 Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Cut sadine
Go to the jetty this morning again after yesterday two missed catches. Same I jig for the sadine as bait. Cut part of it and cast out.
The reel scream and i strike…yes FISH ON..
Bird ray or Eagle ray estimate 15-18kg.
Date: 11 November 2019 Time: Morning 8am to 11am & afternoon 4pm to 6pm.
Second day in this place so go for two period of fishing at the jetty.
Morning casted out two sets of tackles on long snood bottom feeder rig. Bait was part of cut sadine fish jig up from the jetty.
My rod with the Ajiking Pro reel go screaming and I strike it and fought it half way when the fish just manage to unhook it.
In the late afternoon I went for the second session. Again I missed the fish half way when the main line was cut at the bottom.
Date: 10 November 2019 Time: 4.30pm to 6pm
Reach this woodman point jetty in the afternoon after few hundred kilometer drive from the south in the morning.
Jig up this big size sadine fish by those Japanese make jigging rig sold by tackle shop.
Another small Travelly by the same jig
Caught this Blue Puffer fish by a live sadine bait on a Cable car rig. Released it after photo taking.
This Pelican is always there waiting for fresh fish.
Date: 13-08-2019 Time:1905 hrs Rod: Shoreangler Jetty Surf 9ft. Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Rig: Cable car Bait: Live herring
Reach there around 1800 hrs and the day light still bright. Tide is on the way up and the current is smooth. Quickly jig my fresh bait and decide to go for a cable car rig before the sky turn dark.
It turn out having a last light bite by a wolf herring. The sky already dim down and I was about to gave up on this rig method when I saw my rod tip rattle. It is the live bait down below struggling to run away. This is a sign that something is near to it or chasing it. I keep my eye on the rod tip and sure enough, my reel alarm just go off.
I strike the rod and a fish jump off the water surface. Wolf herring at the end of the line. I slowly wind back and use the rod to lift it up.
Date: 09-08-2019 Time: 1920 hrs Rod: Shoreangler Jetty Surf 9ft. Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Rig: Long Snood bottom Feeder Bait: Fresh Dead Tamban
Reach there around 5pm plus. It is very windy and the tide is about to full and already turning around. As it is a public holiday here today, the jetty is crowded so I just cast out one rod after getting my fresh bait.
Bait is very lasting and around 1920 hrs, after having my dinner, I was chatting with friends, suddenly I heard my friend shouting for me. Turn around and I saw Ah An already went to strike my rod. Fish ON…I took over the fight and saw the fish did a acrobatic jump on the water surface. Barracuda…yes…slowly I wind back and one of them grab hold of my line leader and lift it up. The fish is around 3 kg in weight.
Time: 2330 hrs Rod: Century Kompressor 13ft. Reel: Shimano Torium 30 Rig: Long snood bottom feeder. Bait: Fresh squid
It was almost near to the end of the down tide. Some of them already grumbling why no fish bite and wanted to pack up. Suddenly Ah An reel alarm screech…Yes.. fish ON…He wind it back and another barracuda surface and was haul up. It also near to 3kg size.
Just fifteen minute later, Ah An was fighting another fish on his shorter rod. The fish took his fresh squid on his apollo rig and gave him a good fight. It took some time before he able to surface it. Wow!…rare catch…a 3 kg Gerut or golden snapper at the end of the line. A angler there used his squid net to scoop it up.
Date: 17-07-2019 Time:2210 hrs Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40 Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Fresh Tamban
Tonight went for another trip. Tide is on the way up. Bait is lasting. Beside the choppy water, I manage to land this table size flat head. Although this fish is not a common eating fish here, it is very favour in Australia. The meat is as nice as a grouper fish. I ever saw some live seafood restaurant here selling at S$ 40.00 per kilo including cooking.
Date: 16-07-2019 Time: 1940 hrs Rod: Shoreangler Jetty Surf 9ft. Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Rig: Long snood bottom Feeder Bait: Fresh Tamban
I had just self built a two pcs joint 9ft Jetty big game rod. Reason for building this rod is to comply within the limited length of 158cm for travel flight check in. Rod tip is 148cm and the butt part is 127cm long. I will be using this rod for my future travel fishing. So tonight trip is to test out this rod.
Reach there around 5.30pm. Tide is on the way up. Current is not strong but water is choppy due to the strong southern wind. After jig my fresh bait i set up two sets of tackle and cast out. Bait was lasting after initial check.
Around 1940hrs, my Torium reel screech. I pickup and strike. Feel some struggling at the end of the line. Slowly wind in and a Fingermark snapper surface. I use the rod to lift it up. What a good start for a newly rod.
Time: 2150 hrs Rod: Penn Slammer white 10.6ft Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40 Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Fresh Tamban
I just finish cleaning up the fingermark snapper and about to pack up. Suddenly my Saltist reel alarm sound. Strike and can feel this fish is much bigger. It make a acrobatic jump on the water surface before i bring it in. It was too heavy to lift up by the rod so I had to grab my leader line and bring it up. Barracuda is about 3kg plus.
Double for a night trip. Fish had no choice but had to take my bait as I am the only angler there at that time.
Date: 05-07-2019 Time: 2125hrs-2200hrs Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40 Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder Bait: Fresh herring
Had not been fishing for the past four week. Tonight trip is the first after the long rest. Went there late in the evening so missed out the last light to jig for fresh bait. Luckily my friend Simon was there and he got extra to spare me.
Set up one set of tackle and cast out. Tide is moving up and the water is very choppy due to the southern wind blowing endlessly. This had badly affected the surface of squid. None had been spotted. Bait casted out is not lasting. So i had to change it often.
Around 2125hrs, during changing bait that I notice a small barracuda was at the end of the line. It was almost dead when i lift it up.
2200hrs, I was talking to friends then suddenly my reel alarm sounded. I pickup the rod and strike. The fish put up a initial fight but quickly lost and swim toward my direction. I wind back as fast as possible and just enough time to surface it when it reach below the jetty. A long tail male stingray around 4-5kg. My friend help to hold the rod and I gaff it up.