Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ang Mo Spot - Freshwater Fishing

After a brief visit to the Ang Mo spot last week with Weiyee, me and Momok got all fired up about going back again to visit the Peacock Bass there. Last week was bad as the water condition was very dirty and reminded me of Milk Tea. It seemed like last week's condition was better because today's condition was like caramel sauce! The water had a pungent smell to it and it was so muddy that the once "Amazon" River had become Nee Soon drain!

Nevertheless, we continued on and did not stop to fish at the Peacock holes... We proceeded straight to the Ang Mo spot knowing that such water might permit the huge Tomans to feed more actively. We loved the Ang Mo spot because it was just too pristine and untouched. We could hear the birds and monkeys call... no rumble of urban life here...

Momok had a baby landed almost instantly... it was a pretty fat one...
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But...After casting for around 1 hr... we had no more fish and were wondering what was wrong. Could it be that the water is really too dirty or are the fish simply not feeding? In the past, we would have landed a number of fish by now. Momok borrowed my scumfrog and had a few good takes including a small mama but none was landed.

Well, no matter because while we were fishing, i heard little splashes below some submerged bushes... and lo and behold... A big school of Toman fry emerged to cruise right below us! Momok came right away with his scum frog and by then i had a few bites on my crawdad rubber. Knowing it was a good chance for a video, i took out my camera to capture the moment... Keke...


When there's no fish... a Toman fry school will keep you contented... We had some fun for awhile but eventually the school swam away... Hehehe...


We got out of the hole and fished along the river entrance but there was no fish interested. The water was too muddy and the wind was blowing the water crazy. Then, we decided to spin our flys next to a great clump of bushes and fallen logs as we saw a school of fish around the area... We were given a pleasant surprise when we were rewarded with Temensis after Temensis... They are juveniles but they are still Temensis right... Hehehe... It's only a matter of time before they grow up to be big and infest the waters... just like the ones at Mac...

We landed at least 10 of them with Momok and his white fly the champion of the session...

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My NFF Pink Film and holographic plastic with aurora threads
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We bashed out just before sundown and had a chance to fish at another muddy hole. The fishes were all stationed right beside the sunken debris and we kept getting Juvenile Temensis with almost every cast... There's a video on this... It will be shared privately with friends... End of the way we caught so much Temensis that we lost count... Give it a few months, we'll have Temensis paradise...

3 comments:

Paddy Pike said...

Its always great to see you guys catching all the diferent fish on location, I think the Peacock Bass are one of the best looking fish ever, Well done nigel and Momok,
Another top report,
,,,Paddy,,,

jali jenggo said...

Hi Nigel, i love your fishing escapades. However i am limited to only certain spots to lure at.

If you don't mind, would you be able to share the above spot? I'd really love to catch some temensis. I'd strictly catch and release. :)

Nigel said...

Even if i share with you, you wouldn't be able to find your way in :) 2 hrs walking distance too...lol

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