Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pulau Bai Revisited

On the 15th March my sister and I revisited Pulau Bai. We were accompanied by two anglers ,Ustad Isa and Bob. This trip supposedly a 7 person trip because the fishing boat can accommodate 12 persons but due to some reasons the others cancelled their participation last minute. Being only 4 persons and a boatman in the spacious boat we could fish comfortably without any tangled lines. We started fishing at 7.30am until 3.00pm. It is a bit windy and the sea was a bit rough on that day.
Usually anglers fish in this area will use a good casting rod and a 4000 size reel should be sufficient because the fish here are not big. I used a casting rod and Abu cardinal 304 and underestimated the fish here for not being a good fighter however I was wrong. I got a hook up that managed to reel out my line and at the end due to my carelessness the 20lb braided line exploded. The suspected culprit is a stingray. All in all I had a great time fishing here.

Ustad Isa and Bob

The biggest croaker caught on that day

Mr. Nasib our Fishing guide


Ustad Isa

My Sis

Bob pretending to be sea sick

croakers

Groupers


Careless hehe
video

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tangled lines, sea sick and a happy ending

At last, yesterday is one of my successful fishing trip. I planned this fishing trip since a month ago, luckily it is not difficult to find fishing buddies to charter a boat. The boat cost us Rm1650 for a whole day. It is quite expensive but for the sake of our passion money is not a problem. Since a week ago I've checked the weather report and hopefully the weather is with us. The local news said there will be strong wind that worried me. Yesterday, the weather was fine. Lucky for us.
I think this is the first time I was sea sick. Not because of the sea but untangling fishing lines that made me feel a bit dizzy. We encountered a series of tangled fishing line due to the changing current that cost us fishing time to add more 'sad' feeling, it was feeding frenzy on that time.
Personally, this fishing trip is fun for me..friendly friends and good catches too.

Back L to R : Bakry, Bob, Juini and Zizu
Front L to R : Jason, Marjan, Rodney and Me

John snapper

coral trout

sweet lips

my catch for the day