Thursday, April 15, 2010

Part I: A Great Start

Majority of the photos by Momok... Nice shots... can even capture the oil on my face.

After a night of uneasiness and unrest on how this trip will turn up, i met up with the crew at long last. We were generally early again and we were to take a new ferry to Tanjung Pinang this time. We got the tickets and proceeded to our ferry "Wan Seri Beni". If this name sounds familiar to you, then make no mistake... we are taking a Bintan Resort Ferry! Now, the advantages of taking this ferry are simple. No icebox restrictions(although there were some weight limits haha at the end) and numerous ferry timings which included the 0810hrs ferry we were taking and the 1635 one we were taking back.

Momok was fascinated at the Jellybean machine...
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His Cousin... Knocked out!
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We reached Tanjung Pinang at 0900hrs and waited for Elly's drivers to pick us up. The journey to Elly was around 40 minutes in which we bought our groceries and ate our lunch at Oceanbay.

Unpacking
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Lunch at Oceanbays
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Ellys Kelong
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We moved fast and met up with our Captain later in his boat. He told us there was little chance of any carpet and that the fishes would be mixed. Somehow, the topic of Ang Kuey came about and it seemed like we managed to "coerce" the Captain into bringing us to the land of the Ang Kuey which was further than the Island.

Anyhows, we stopped by the Island reef area for some fishing first. I knew the Captain liked to "WHACK" parrots so this probably would be one. Weiyee landed a fish quickly and the confidence of the crew was high during this time. The Captain landed a small parrot and bulat on his Sabiki. Then came a thunderous take on Sim's surecatch rod(really surecatch) and the fight was on. After he set the hook, the fish was not stopping at all! The fish took out line stubbornly and got itself stuck on some rocks. The line burst later and a devastated Sim was saying that this was the second time he was bullied since last year.

Weiyee with his goalkeeper
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Sim did not give up and let down his lines again. The drag on his Daiwa Saltist 30T was pumped up this time and he waited patiently. The take came again but it was less ferocious than the previous take. Nevertheless, it took out a good amount of line but after it had came a few metres of the bottom, it could not play its dirty tricks anymore. Up came an extremely vibrant looking Parrot...

Good Reap in a few minutes...
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Even the berly cage was out!
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All Smiles now... later?
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Everyone was now holding their rods in anticipation but the fish knew where to strike. It picked on AG who was using a light jigging setup with bait. The fish took out a massive amount of line and we could all hear the ZzZzzt line peeling sound which came out from her Daiwa Freams J 4500. Luckily, the fish could not find any snag and AG pumped it above the danger zone. Alas, 5 Minutes into the fight, the fish got off the hook and another parrot went back into its rocky home.

It was nearing evening time now and all of us went back into our bunks at it was a few hours ride to the night fishing spot.

Any yes... The deckie is TROLLING with... HANDLINE!
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Head Slicing action...
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Part 2 Coming up...
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2 comments:

Fish Whisperer said...

Looks like a good trip. How big is the boat?
Cheers

Nigel said...

It wasnt a good trip in the end! Reckon the boat is 50ft? But its a guess!

Turned out to be a bad trip! Extremely demoralized by the catch! Prolly be back there only end of the season!

Thanks for reading though!

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