Went for a short stay at The Westin Desaru Coast. But the beach Infront was not allow to do shore fishing. I had to drive another ten over kilometer further down to Batu Layer beach to fish. I also forgotten to bring my own bait so just bought some dead prawn to stop my hand itch. But the bait was not lasting after cast out. Only manage to caught a small fish.
Went for a short trip in the evening on this holiday night. Tide is on the way up but current flow is slow. Can’t get any tamban on this uptide. Luckily friend Simon Yeo was there and he passed me about twenty pcs on his early catch.
The water change direction early as the down tide has a strong current flow. Bait was not lasting at this period. Need to be hard working to change bait constantly.
Lucky enough, around 2230hrs, I manage to wind back this 30 over cm long Threadfin when i found out that my line n the rod tip had a ninety degree angle. This cause me to check on the bait. The fish could have hookup when I was searching for squid on my light and didn’t notice it. As the current was so strong, immediately after hookup, the fish was wash away by the current flow n result without hitting the reel alarm.
Another trip with little result. I caught a small Emperor fish. It was already dead when i wind back. My friend got a big eye travelly later. Bait used is fresh squid on a single hook short snood bottom feeder rig.