Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bob's Mangrove Jack

Last night Bakry, Bob and I went fishing and our target fish is Mangrove Jack. This particular fishing spot that we have chosen is near a village, and most of people there said that there are no fish there. When the villager saw us fishing we always got a cynical look and even voices shouting 'Mana ada ikan!!' - 'There're no fish there!!' plus giggles. Sometimes I feel that we're their laughing stock . But little that they know, the best fishing time there is when the tide is 2 meter above. We have experimented this time of fishing. we only got fish if the tide is 2 meter ++.



Bob n Bak n their new friend Jack

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I Met Fly Fishing Friends

I met Mr. Goh and Mr.Adrian in Clearwater, both of them fly fishing kakis. Mr. Goh invited me to join them fishing on a boat. I fish for a short period with them because I have to go early. Both of them are really friendly even though we have just met. I'm looking forward to fish with them next year.

Mr. Goh and Mr Adrian

Mr Goh


Another PB

Mr. Goh with the biggest PB of the day- he used shrimp fly pattern

Fly vs Lure - Peacock Bass in Clearwater Santuary

I found out that fly fishing is more successful than lure casting in Clearwater Sanctuary. Out of many peacock basses I caught, only one fish took my spinner even though I used a variation of lures. The rest were by fly fishing.

I'm not saying that fly is the best way to fish peacock bass here, I think that the Peacock bass here are not easily tricked by using lure. The fish are getting smarter because of the fishing pressure by the visitors.

Because I broke my Wt 5 fly rod, I used my Wt8 rod.. a handicapped match for the Peacock bass

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I broke my fly rod

I went fishing again but sadly the tip section broke due to mishandling.

Lucikily I brought my baitcaster

PB on spoon

Peacock Bass Here I Come!

On the 22th November I went to Ipoh for holiday. This means that my sea fishing come to the end for this year. However, this time of the year I've been waiting for hunting peacock bass.

Despite of feeling a bit tired because of the long travelling hours, I went fishing on the next day at Clearwater Resort, Batu Gajah, Perak.

I got 3 PBs

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fun Fishing With My Sister

Today, I went fishing with my younger sister at a nearby fishing spot. Although we caught small fish it was a happy day for both of us. We started fishing at 5.15 pm until 6.10 pm and we got 8 fish using ultra lite tackle.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fishing Rods - where do you keep them??

Before I custom made my golf rack to golf and rod rack, I've encountered problem on where to put my fishing rods. After spending a lot of money to replace broken rings ( which happen because of misplacing and poor handling of the rods :-( ). I realized that I need to organize my rods in a proper way.. he he to avoid spending money to replace rings which is more expensive than the original price of the rod. Of course this is not the same with the rod rack in the tackle shop but this sure help me to organize my fishing rod at home.

Rod rack

Golf and rod rack

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mullet Fishing - Pancing Belanak@andapong

Today is the last day of Raya holiday..Bakry and I went to mullet fishing. Bakry or I could say the king of mullet caught 4 mullets..and I .. I've lost count..because I caught none hehe.. it is a bad day for me but a wonderful day for Bakry.. :-)

Bakry preparing bait

a good size mullet...give you one hell of a fight with light tackle 8 lb line

the catch

Bakry and his trophy

Monday, September 14, 2009

Prawn Fishing

Last saturday, Bakry, Bob and I went to Sg Kapur for prawn fishing... nothing much to write but these are the pictures.

On the way to the place

Bob waiting...


hehe sepit biru

the catches

Saturday, August 29, 2009

2 Handsome Tilapias

Bakry, Rodney and I went fishing again today. Our target species to day is Flower Horn for Bakry's aquarium. We started fishing at 3.30pm until 5.45pm. Today, we were puzzled because not many fish biting our bait..sadly there were signs that the flowerhorn's paradise has been netted.
However, we have landed 2 Tilapias which is not in our target species for that day. The three of us went home with a happy face.

Rodney preparing his tackle

Bak is counting fish..hehe

First Tilapia

Rodney's first tilapia

Flower Horn

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bakry's Flowerhorns

Today, after visiting Rod's blog, Bakry called me to invite me to fish Flower Horn and unfortunately I cannot go.. So he went to the flowerhorn paradise with his friend Samrin


Samrin with haruan

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Introduction to Fly Fishing

I started to fly fish 2 years ago. Courious on how it can fish...the techniques and the art of making flies.

What You Need To Know

Fly Rod
The rod is different from other fishing rod. What we really fimiliar with to an ordinary rod is the poundage or the PE or the rod, but for a fly fishing rod it is catogarised as Weight (Wt) from Wt 0 (lightest) to Wt 12 (heaviest)

The line consist of wt0 to wt12 which need to be matched with the rod. Lines can be floating, sinking, intermediate. these types of lines to suit your need in targetting what types of fish you want to fly.

The flies are vary. Freshwater and saltwater patterns could be made..the beautiful part is you can make your own flies.

I'm still in the process of learning of the art of flyfishing.. what I write here is not a complete information of fly fishing but the basic things you need to know before starting to become a fly fisherman.

Ladyfish caught using olive crazy charlie 5wt rod and line

Peacock bass

Another peacock bass

Sunday, August 23, 2009

KPN Sandakan Gathering

On the 20th of August, as planned in KPN, a gathering has been made. In this gathering is mostly about sharing experience in fishing. The venue was in Airport Driving Range from 7.30 pm until 11.00pm. Although no many of us, sharing the experiences are priceless.

Bro Zam - blackbass master hehe.. Bakry and Me

Bob, Rodney

Our Chief Zizu

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fishing At Belakang Pasar Ikan - Not Buying Fish Lah

Fasting month is coming soon, daytime fishing at the sea would be treacherous for me. However, this would not stop me to fish hehe. I remembered before I participated actively offshore fishing I used to fish at belakang pasar sandakan with Bob and Bakry. As far as I remember, the best catch for me is the small Ketambak, but for Bob he managed to land several Mangrove Jacks, Groupers and not to mention Gelama. Here are some pictures taken.

Bob with Gelama

A table size grouper

MJ - if you notice the yellow shirt Bob wear, he wears it in every fishing trip

Bakry with baby kerapu