Friday, August 31, 2007
That's me at the bow. We were doing bottom fishing that day and the it was cloudy and windy that day.
Facing the storm at the sea. I taken this from out boat. No fish take my bait that day. My friend, the ranger caught an extremely small 'kurau'. While the other 2 uncle caught a few variety of small fish such as 'ikan katak', ray, 'ikan merah' and .... well, too small to remember. I should be happy with those big snakehead I caught. Sea is even tougher than I thought. Anyway, I'm running out of free time to go fishing, that's why if I ever get a chance to fish, I must make sure it's the most productive one else PLEASE DON'T WASTE MY PRECIOUS / EXPENSIVE TIME ! It's not casting exercise to me, I would rather go running than doing casting as exercise ;)
Luckily Ah Su is not against fishing like some of those uncle I know. Imagine when the phone ring, the uncle will tell lies like he is having meeting or going for site visit (yeah, fishing site visit). The uncle will come fishing with his office working attire and then have a spare clothes to change. He will change into his fishing attire and after fishing, change back to his working attire to go back home. The uncle can't even bring his fish back home. He would keep at someone's house and collect it the next day by telling his wife that so-and-so give him that fish. Poor fella, it's not like he is going flirting or clubbing or whatever. I wonder what he will tell his wife when he smell like fish.
I finally had a chance to move out from land based fishing and went into sea fishing. Prior to this, I had a chance to experience fishing at the estuary at a place close to this area. So, this is it ... on August 23, I finally had a chance to experience rough sea, rain and fishing at the sea. By about 7am, we reach the jetty somewhere near West Port in Klang.
The morning view was beautiful, I find this boy sitting at the boat very inspiring. Perhaps, he is thinking about his future.
The morning sun above and the fishing gear that we used for this trip. I think the gear we are using are too heavy as there's not much fish that day. I didn't expect too much from this trip as it's not easy to get fish nowaday. That's why I'm looking forward to major trip such as Spartly Islands or Luconia in the near future. Afterall, port klang is the nearest sea I can get at the moment, nearby my home. Of course, there's still Penang and it's nearby sea for me to explore.
Ranger asleep. This is the guy who show me how to pull up the anchor and pee from the boat. Peeing from the boat is really an art. Imagine those musical water fountain you saw in Sentosa or Bugis Junction.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Ouch ... the fish was biting me when I was holding it many months ago in Melaka. I been doing so much fishing since then and I have no problem holding the fish ever since. Okay, maybe except for some big fish like giant snakehead. The look is kinda scary.
No more fishing story, I'm planning to go back to working hard and building another business. While walking at the street market last night, I realise life can be exciting and spicy if you have tons and tons of good looking super model girlfriend. Life is short, and you may end up dying from high blood pressure or some other disease. I plan to sell off my car and change to a two seater car soon!!!! Any good suggestion?
Friday, August 10, 2007
This is the only Peacock Bass caught by me that day. The whole place is like a bloody hot desert. That's a bad fishing day! No bite at all! A friend told me that they are going to some hidden spot. Hidden spot, my foot! Most probably hard to access spot but I still see some old Toyota car, so I guess it's not that hard to access too.
Rather sleep at home on that Sunday (just like this bird). When I was busy taking photos of this bird, the bird just open the eyes stared at me, and then went back to sleeping. I wonder how in the world this bird actually sleep under such a hot sun. Maybe it's going for sunbathing rather than sleeping.
From dusk till dawn, I was at that Air Kuning last Sunday. A photo of my friend hoping to catch some fish before the day end. No, I don't think I want to go back there anymore. There's lot of fishing spot near the place I stay with plenty of fish. I think Air Kuning is over rated :)
Monday, August 06, 2007
My friend caught the 2nd biggest snakehead (Haruan) after casting non-stop with his 8ft rod. 3 of fishes got away, one even jump up the water and got off from his hook while he was reeling it back. He continue to cast at the same old location in the picture above, took a break after casting non-stop for the whole evening. Then nearby, he decided to cast again near my fishing spot, and then caught his fish of the day.
Mr James (aka Fat Rap) was fishing all over the spot and still get nothing. When he is resting nearby us, he told us that he didn't want to have zero for the day, and then he continue casting again. His fish, a snakehead was the biggest that day. That monster was at least 2kg. His light rod didn't have the power to bring up the fish, and Mr James actually jump down into the water to drag his fish up! He too caught it nearby my fishing spot.
I didn't get a big fish that day but I think I'm lucky as I caught a Bujok that day. Bujok also known as Forest Snakehead is quite rare and the size I'm getting is not that small, but still have not reach 1kg. After taking a group photo, I release it back into the water. I'm consider lucky in fishing as I been catching lot of snakehead lately, from small to big snakehead at all over the places. I even caught a forest snakehead and a peacock bass recently. I always release the fish as I'm a firm believer in catch and release. Yesterday I release a peacock bass and I think the rest of the angler were slightly dissapointed as they think I throw their dinner away. It's not easy to catch a good size Peacock Bass at Air Kunning and I was lucky to catch one with my spoon. Spoon is actually a type of lure, not the spoon we use for eating. I think those angler that I was with yesterday claim that they are into catch and release but in reality I think they just want to release into their STOMACH! One even think of using fish trap. This make me think, do they fish because they love the sport or they fish because of the meat. Mind you, they are not poor brat. If they are like orang asli, and they need the meat, I would understand. The fishing equipment they are using are highly expensive one. Even one rod is enough for you to eat at least a few soon hock or expensive fish in expensive chinese restaurant. Those lures they are using are also not cheap and they almost lost at least 2-3 that day. For the price of the lures (artificial fish/frog) they are using, I think I can even go to my favorite german restaurant and have my mixed grill + german beer with my love ones.
With such expensive gear, are you into fishing for the meat or the fun?
p/s : you don't need expensive gear for the meat.