Its already early Sunday morning. He had already pack up almost everything except his surf rod which is still casted out. Tide is already going down but current is smooth. Suddenly a reel screech got him excited. It was his reel. He grab his surf rod and strike hard. Yes fish on….The bend on his rod tip part tell that the fish is in good size. I started to prepare my gaff. He slowly fought it back. After some struggle, the fish is no match and surface up. Bernard volunteer to gaff it. I passed him the gaff. He did it on the third try and bring it up. It is a long tail brown stingray weight around 11 kg plus.
In the earlier day time, Simon Yeo landed a 2.8kg Parrot fish just below the jetty on a light spinning set with live prawn as bait. He also caught a palm size red snapper with green eye squid strip as bait on his surf rod on last Friday night. Both fishes was keep alive on oxygen pump to stay fresh.
Rig: Long Snood Bottom Feeder Bait: Defrost Herring
As usual went for a short trip. I just brought four pieces of defrost tamban along as bait. Current flow was one way and fresh bait was totally zero caught. Anyway this few days the bait was quite lasting so the four baits should be able to last me for the short period.
True enough and it even reward me with a six foot length brown eel just after my second cast. I saw the rod tip rattle just after I park the rod. I waited for awhile before I strike. It feel heavy at the end of my fixed spool set and it jerk along the way when I slowly wind back.
It was too heavy to lift up by the rod so I grab hold of my leader and pull it up. A quick taken of photos and the fish was released back.
Date: 27-02-2021 Time: 0000 hrs Rod: Penn Power stick 10 ft. Reel: Silstar AT 80 Fixed Spool Rig: Long Snood Bottom Feeder Bait: Defrost Herring(Tamban)
Past days I tried fishing on the beginning up tide end with no result. Tonight I decided to fish on the last three hours of the up tide. This mean no fresh herring to use as bait as the high tide is late at night. Decide to use my frozen herring instead.
Setup two sets of tackles all on fixed spool and leave my multiplier reel to rest. Defrost bait was not as lasting as fresh one as it will get tear easily when casting out and winding back. So need to change bait more often.
Around 0000 hrs when the tide is fully up, I heard a reel screech. Quickly went to check on both rods and end up grapping the wrong rod. Instead it was the other rod that have hookup as the rod tip now shaking. I strike hard and feel a weight at the end. Easily wind back and a small barracuda surface. It was deeply hook and I use the rod to lift it up.
Date: 27-12-2020 Time: 1310-1325 hrs Rig: Cable car/ Slide down live bait Bait: Live herring
Last evening I skip the night trip. This morning weather was good so headed down. Tide was on it way down and current was strong. Jig for live bait and only got few. So decide both rods all go on cable car rig to save short of live bait.
Around 1.10pm…I saw my fixed spool set rod tip rattle…knowing that it could be a gar fish taking, I wait until it tug hard on the rod then i strike. Wind it back and use the rod to lift it up.
Few minutes later after unhook the Gar fish n take picture, my multiplier set reel alarm screech…I strike hard and feel some weight. Wind back slowly and up come a Spanish Mackerel. It was just slightly hook below the jaw. So I use a gaff to bring it up.
Date: 21-12-2020 Time: 2230hrs Rod: Penn Slammer 9 ft. Brown Reel: CTS 12000
Rig: Long Snood Bottom Feeder Bait: Fresh Herring
The evening weather was good. I decided to go for a short trip hoping to meet Santa Clause to get my Christmas present earlier.
Reach there the jetty was empty so I setup two sets of tackles. One on spinning and the other on multiplier. Quickly jigged for some live bait and casted out. Tide was on its way down with smooth current flow.
My friend Johnny Kor joined me awhile later. He used squid as bait and it always finish when wound up to check. I used fresh herring as bait and was quite lasting.
Nothing happen until around 10.30pm. When we were chatting, I heard sound of something rubbing against the jetty railing. I turned around to look at my rod and the tip was bending downward with my line running out. Quickly I rushed forward pickup the rod and strike…Yes fish on…It keep taking my line out with the reel spool spinning at high speed. I had to few time adjust and tighten the drag to slow down the spool rotating. The fish stopped for awhile and I quickly pump n pump to lift it off the seabed. After some hard struggle, I was on the winning side. I slowly get it up to the water surface when it was nearer to the jetty. Johnny was ready with the gaff and he brought it up. Almost 11kg when we weighed it.
Date: 13-12-2020 Time:1225 hrs Rod: Penn Slammer 9 ft. Brown Spinning Reel: CTS 12000
Rig: Cable car or Slide down rig. Bait: Live herring
Last night raining so didn’t fish. This morning weather look good so headed down. Tide was almost full and current already start change direction. Set up a spinning set on cable car rig and another multiplier set for bottom rig.
Jig hard for live bait and only got one in the beginning. Quickly slide it down on the spinning set. Manage to jig another two for the bottom rig. After this can’t get any live bait no matter how hard i try.
No choice stop for awhile and take my early lunch. Finish and while i was resting ….I saw my spinning rod the tip ripple…went forward and before i able to take the rod, the reel scream….fish took the bait and run out..I strike hard…yes fish on…It keep running for awhile and it really excited me especially you see the spinning spool spin.
It stop and i start gain line back. I manage to surface it while almost near the jetty. Queen fish..Haha..it didn’t do any surface jump this time. A regular angler there come over to help hold my rod and I grab hold of my ready gaff and bring it up. Almost 3 kg in weight.
Date: 05-12-2020 Time: 1910 Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Frozen Tamban
Decide to go for a night trip after the Saturday rain stop. I bring along few tamban which i had jig during the day late morning trip. It was not crowded at the jetty as i think due to the strong cold wind blowing from the north east after the afternoon rain.
Tide was still on the way down with good current flow. Set up my tackle and cast out. About half n hour later while i was having my dinner, my reel screech a few time. I pickup the rod and strike..can see a fish jump up from the water surface. I slowly reel in the line and a good size barracuda appear on the water surface. Take a quick look at the fish and it was deeply hook on the conner of it mouth. I ask my friend Simon to grab hold of my line leader and haul it up. Estimate it weigh near to 3 kg.
Just few minutes later, we heard another reel screech…It was Daniel reel. He strike the rod and slowly wind back. Surface up was a good size fingermark snapper almost 1 kg. Again it was Simon who grab hold of the line and pull it up. Daniel bait used was also a fresh tamban.
Date: 18-11-2020 Time: 2130 hrs Rod: Penn Slammer 9 ft. Fixed spool Reel: Pro Beros 12000 spinning Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Fresh Kunning fish
Went for a short trip for fishing n squid catching. Tide was on the way up when this fish took my bait. The bait was caught by a squid which i had scoop up together. As it is fresh, i decide to use it as bait. It is also the opening catch for this spinning tackles set that i had pair up.