Giant Herring

Date: 05-06-2015      Time: 21.45hrs      Rod: Penn Slammer 10ft White      Reel: Shimano Torium 20      Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: fresh kunning fish


Tide was on the way up. Current flow is very smooth. My torium reel scream when I was busy with my squid lamp. I strike and the fish make a acrobatic jump on the water surface. As it is not big, i easily bring it in. Ah Hong use my squid net to scoop it up. Its a giant herring about 1.5kg in weight.




Brown Stingray

Date: 04-06-2015      Time: 11.20pm      Rod: Penn Slammer 10ft White      Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40      Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait; Fresh Tamban


It was near to midnite. Tide was about to full. Current already change direction as the downtide is stronger. I already starting packing up when suddenly my reel screech. I strike…..yes fish on…It fought back for awhile before i gain line. As the current is not strong, easily I bring it in. Joe help me to lift it up by grabing my leader line. Its about 3-4kg in weight.


Stingray June 2014

Date: 22-06-2014     Time:0001hrs     Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white      Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40      Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder       Bait: Cocktail cuttle fish head with a tiny octopus

It already passed midnite…I was starting to packup. Suddenly my reel alarm go screaming…I strike… on…It start taking line out…but after awhile it stop….I know the fish is not big….but it thread with the water as the current was in it favour….

After some tug or war….I was in control….slowly…I wind back….it surface up…a stingray around 4kg. By now my friend already fixed up my gaff….another angler help to gaff it up…


Queenfish April 2014

Date: 28-04-2014      Time: 11pm      Rod: Shoreangler Big Game 10ft.      Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Line: 30lbs braided with 40lbs mono leader      Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder       Bait: Night herring(tuabak)

Went to catch squid and bring along my tackles. Initially intend to fish until 10pm only. But one of my friend come along so accompany him to fish and delay for another hour.

I saw the tide already turn down so I decided to packup. But before I do anything….my reel alarm go screaming….I strike and feel the weight at the end….then it go off when the fish make a acrobatic jump….It dive down again and I found my line entangle with my friend line….

By the time we untangle it…the fish already come near to the jetty…I manage to stop it from going under….I surface it and it turn out to be a queenfish….Quickly one guy with a gaff come along and gaff it up for me. It weigh 4.8kg on the scale.


Desaru Blacktip Shark

Date: 12-04-2014      Time: 8.05pm      Rod: Shoreangler big game 10ft      Reel: Daiwa Saltist 20H      Line: 20lbs braided join with 40lbs mono leader      Rig: Short snood bottom feeder      Bait: Smelly squid

Drive up to desaru for a short weekend break. I bring along my beach tackles set also. Due to the early morning high tide…by the time I reach there the tide already going down. So I decided to fish on the night high tide. As the night high tide is at 10.18pm…I only start at 7pm after my early dinner…

There is another angler fishing there also….I join him and after some chat…it turn out he is working as the life guard on the resort that I stay. I learn from him that the place got many type of fishes….he ever caught stingray, shark, chermin, snapper plus others type all on high tide. He use spinning set with prawn meat as bait.

But half way through, he got a call from his wife asking him to go home for some celebration. So ended up I myself fishing on that dark lonely beach. As it is very dark, its very hard to spot any bite as I didnt bring any luminous light. I only depend on my bright torch light to shine on my rod tip once in awhile.

Around 8pm, I see my line a bit loose…so i decide to check…I took my rod and strike…. and I feel some pull back….that I realise I had a hookup…It struggle while I wind back my line….It turn out is a small blacktip shark around 500g…I quickly take the photos and release it back to the sea.


Good Size Grouper

Date: 10-04-2014     Time: 8.10pm      Rod: Penn Powerstick 10ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20     Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh tamban

Tide was almost coming to the high…This fish took my bait and cause a screech on my reel alarm. I was nearby and I strike immediately…Yes fish on but not big….I gain control and slowly wind back…It struggle along the way and feel like a marine catfish…But….luckily it surface up is a grouper….I quickly ask my friend Ah Fei…who was helping me to catch squid use the net to scoop it up. It weigh 1.3kg on the scale.


Big Stingray Escape 2014

Date: 05-04-2014    Rod: Century CMC     Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40    Line: 50lbs braided    Rig: Long snood bottom feeder     Bait: Fresh lizard fish.

Ah Zai lost this monster after 20 plus minute of hard fight battle. The hook line get cut while tug of war with the fish.

Fingermark Snapper

Date: 23-11-2013    Time: 11pm     Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white     Reel: Shimano Torium 20      Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh Squid

Caught this nice fingermark snapper last nite. It took the bait and the line when slack. I caught another marine catfish later with a cocktail bait of tamban n cut squid.


Threadfin Night

Date: 10-09-2013     Time: 8.30pm      Rod: Penn Slammer white 10ft.     Reel: Shimano Torium 20      Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Long snood bottom feeder     Bait: Dead Tamban

I landed this 760g Threadfin(above) while Ah Boi(below) caught another 720g just half an hour later. But we used difference bait. I using dead tamban while he used fresh squid. Heard there is another threadfin was caught later in the night.


Two in a night

Date: 03-09-2013    Rod: Penn Slammer White 10ft.      Reel: Shimano Torium 20     Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader     Rig: Long snood bottom feeder     Bait: Fresh squid


Caught the 3kg stingray around 8.30pm when the tide is about to full. It take the bait and cause my reel alarm go screaming. I pickup and strike…fish on…but small size…Easily i wind back..but i didn’t use my rod to lift it up….Instead…I ask ah Boi to take his gaff to gaff it…As he is new and never try before…I let him  practice how to gaff a fish..He got it on the second try but is no forcefull enough as the gaff didn’t sink in deep. Lucky the fish is no big…otherwise might have some difficulty of bringing it up.

Ah Boi packup around 9pm…I choose to stay until 10pm…He wind back but his squid bait was still nicely on the hook. I told him to pass it to me so that I can use on my next bait change.

Around 10pm….I decided to packup….While I was keeping my squid net…suddenly I heard my reel screech…I went to strike…Yes…another hookup….I thought it was a marine catfish while I winding it back…but it turn out to be a small threadfin when I lift it out from the water..