Monday, November 30, 2009

Sibu Hotboys Kelong Trip Big Squid Eging Catch

The monsoon season has officially started... At least for us in Singapore, we are starting to feel the effects. From the usual Changi Offshore Fishing to just fishing at Bedok Jetty.

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Thus, our yearly pilgrimage to the Sibu Kelongs has kicked off! With most of the region under attack from the monsoon, it is near impossible to go on offshore trips. It's a time to save up so that we can buy new babies but at the same time, cure the eging or seklar jigging itch... All this while relaxing on a Kelong!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Selling all my junk...

Its quite amazing what junk can hide in your house. From the moment every fisherman picks up fishing, he is bound to have junk building up as he buys stuff... Quite shocked to uncover so much hidden stuff... Clearing away... gotta get new cabinet. Hehe... Think i want to quit fishing also hard with so much junk to clear

Varivas Avani Casting PE 2.5/28lbs/200M NIB $30
Triumph FC Shockleader 60lbs 45M out of 50M left $35
Get Both at $60
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Shimano Exage STC Travel rod 15-40g. 5pc rod with option for 8ft/9ft. 2 Guides damaged so have to replace. Comes with shimano rod tube. $30
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MISC Items for sale...

A set of 7 gu kak or traditional "bull horn" rangong $8
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3 very old rod stand $6
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15 pcs Mix of various cheap leaders 30lbs/50lbs - bird ship, starfish etc $5
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Portable screw on rod holder $10
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Mustad long shank hooks(1/0 and 5/0 or 6/0) in a box around 90 pcs in one box - excellent for TP, assorted mustad long shank hooks size 1 in a ziplock and some anglers pal 100pcs tamban golden hooks suze 6

$10 fr all
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Egi, Cheap Jigs and Lures

Impulse buying of cheap jigs that i saw...Jigs are in quite good condition if not NIB.

Left hand side are some "Shrimphunters". Top left in box are some "bakau" VERY LUMINOUS Squid jigs, bottom left in box exori shrimphunter and furry jig. Middle are some "savoy" squid jigs. They're actually more pinky then orange in the photo. I find these jigs have reasonable action. Throw in some squid hook caps too. Top right anglers pal "shrimphunter" with rattle. These anglers pal jigs are proven and are good copies. Bottom right some bakau cute big eye squid jigs in 3 colours. These squid jigs managed to hook me with the big red eyes,


Get all 23pcs at $25
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Daiwa MD Mini Squids jig at 48 and 58MM. Colours pink and fluorescent yellow glow. Effective for stubborn small squids when offshore fishing.

$8 for both.
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Top left Daiso vibe, 3 Hinomiya minnows effective for pb, bakau deep diver and johnson beetle spin.

All at $10
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Top left white rabbit 80gms, rainbow GT Jack should be 60 or 40gm, Surecatch octopus jig lumo redhead should be 80gm, Hinomiya assorted jigs 80gm, Left hand side two ofmer frogs(seperate sales possible, the frog is more pink than orange), Bottom two alpine feather jig heads very effective if u diy urself for jigging.

All at $15
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Take in bulk will have slight discount. Collect at Bukit Panjang only. mail me at nigel.lian@gmail.com or post a comment with ur no. to deal :D

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Score STILL Not Settled... A Windy Changi Trip

In my few years of Changi Offshores, i had only encountered the recently made famous "Giant Herring School", a few times. And to my frustration, i ALWAYS did not manage to land one. From the fish jumping off the boat and swimming away, to the usual throwing of hook and occasional bursts, i have always been disappointed.

I intended to settle the score today at Changi. I was fairly confident that they would appear today as the fishes have been showing up en masse at forums. A quick check was made with Ah Chong who said more than 10 landed last week everyday, 10 landed on Sunday and 7 landed yesterday! I was determined not to let the fish get away this time.

We were greeted by numerous fish scales scattered all over the boat. It didn't take a genius to guess what fish were the scales from! The Giant Herring will usually come out around late afternoon during a change of tide. The best current to fish them will be spring tides but today is already quite off the spring tide so they might come a little late as the tide change is very late.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wonder when we're going to see squid jigs like these on our shelves...

Was doing some research on the yamashita jig i lost... still wondering what model is it... stumbled across more squid jigs instead...

Picture taken from plat.co.jp

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Ultra violet ray body









Lumo Skeleton

Monday, November 16, 2009

KTM Resort Family Trip Review

It's great that i finally managed to organise another family trip since all of us are so busy and we seldom go out together. The build up to the trip was filled with obstacles and the logistics were not easy since i had to cater to so many troublesome needs... But i guess it turned out well okay.

All 13 of us gathered at Harbourfront Centre early in the morning and checked in extremely early since i already collected the tickets beforehand. We even were too early and we weren't allowed to check in for another 10 minutes! But that aside, things went off pretty smoothly all the way till check in onto the resort itself.

KTM Resort... an ideal place for relaxation, a little leisure eging and of course to just binge out...
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Giant Shovelnose Ray GAFFED Off Changi Waters

There was an article in the papers on the Shovelnose Ray being caught by a boatman off Changi recently. I happened to find these pictures at FK and thought i'd post them up for people who don't visit FK.

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Don't really want to comment much on the act... Even the famous Ah Pong from Changi got involved in the act. Well, the fish doesn't look healthy anyway so i guess it wouldn't live on.

After giant groupers floating up, shovelnose rays swimmming at the surface and Dolphin pods coming into knee deep water, what's next? Dugongs floating? Yellow Fin Tunas coming into Singapore waters? Let's look out for the next episode...
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