Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pond Fishing At Ah Tiong and PRPP.

I have been doing alot of pond fishing recently because i have no trips and i got no time/conviction to do any wild fishing. Pond fishing is not as thrilling as fishing in the wild as you know fishes are put in for the purpose. But the skills, tips and drinks are still the same. You have to experiment and test approaches. I have the feeling that fishermen could make great scientists.

Well, me and momok visited the PRPP Pole Rod pond again as we were feeling a little itchy. I tried to go for the big fishes inside the pond but failed. We ended up with 16 pieces of golden pomfret which is a reasonable catch. We fished till almost 4am.
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Needless to say, we crashed at the Macdonalds outlet nearby after that...
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On Saturday, we went over to find Alan at his shop. They're having a 35-40% Gloomis sale now so hope on over to catch the great offer. After that we went pond fishing with him and Jamie. We wanted to go to Eds pond at first but a regular there told us it's not good tonight so we head to Ah Tiong's pond. It's Jamie's and my first time there.

Jamie and blue hair
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The pond is quite big and there are different areas to explore. If you're not familiar, it might be hard to get fish. Jamie took one rod while i just observed. It was 5 hrs for $50. During our time there, they released fishes 2 times but i feel that there's not much action. During the first release, we lost one small snapper around 500g as it threw the hook when i was about to bring it in.

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The baits...
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During the next release, Jamie hit one ang cho on dead prawn. I guess the fish swim around in the pond alot as the fish hit some distance from the net. The next fish was an ang cho by me. It was at the dark side of the pond at the concrete slabs. The fish didn't give much fight and i think pond fishes fight sluggish at night. Overall, it looks like a comfortable place to fish but the sizes of the fishes are quite small compared to ponds like PRPP or Punggol. I saw a 1kg Taiwan ngor which nobody wanted... in the end, the fisho gave it to the pond operator.

Fishes landed...
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Oh ya, affordable and good effective flies are now available at Chop Hock Heng. It's good for Peacock Bass so grab it !

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I'm going fishing on a kelong tomorrow... it's a last minute thing but my uncle is bringing me and the stories being told by his friends are that there are monsters lurking below that have bullied them... I'll bring some rods along and a camera so will see what i can do....

By the way, thanks everyone for your support and comments... :D I wish to thank Paddy(paddy-swift.blogspot.com) for his constant support. He's been here commenting always. Thank's Paddy!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Eging Colour Chart Guide and Guide On Yamashita Egi Oh Q Live

I do own some Egi Oh Q Live squid jigs and came across some useful information during some web browsing. Hopefully, this can give a better idea to newbies who just picked up eging. I do agree on the colour chart to different situations and applications. That's a good one.

Colour Chart



How to work your squid jig, various applications of Yamashita Squid jigs and Egi Oh Q.








Hope you find this information useful...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sibu Kelong On 14 February 2011

The waves and stormy weather is gone! But are the fish still around? Apparently they are! I'm was off to Sibu again during the weekend for 3 days this time. We had breakfast at a 24 hours eatery and sped on to the jetty. We had a speedboat ride again but this time it was pretty calm!

Breakfast time!!
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Our boat...
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There were only 14 people at the kelong. We went to Ah Ngan Kelong this time round. It was low tide when i arrived and there were little baitfish to be jigged. Todak are by the hundreds. There was this group of Malaysians spinning baitfish and caught lots of todaks. What do you know? This guy spinned a miss wong and a Queen took his bait!

A beautiful queen...
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Best of all... he spinned another miss wong and a COBIA came to get his bait!!! The Cobia swam in and as i prepared to gaff it for him, it dive right under the kelong... I was thinking that's it... It's over. Then these few Malaysians came over and stamped on the kelong saying it will drive the fish out.. It really worked !!.... And the fish came out to get the gaff by me.

A beautiful specimen... which took a miss wong on the surface... talk about luck...

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Wacky idea live baitwell....
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Both afternoons were filled with Selar, Kuning and another baitfish. We had fun jigging them on light tackle. And by saying filled... i mean they were there by the thousands! It was drop down and multiple fishes up! Some buckets for comparison!

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On the last day morning, we had fun with the rabbit fish aka pei tor. They are now there by the thousands. Use fish meat cubes like Todak, Selar etc. It's the most effective for Laimung and Pei Tor.
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Food during the trip...
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In the nights, some of the Malaysians played with the fireworks... we had a real good watch in the night... It'z amazing to spend the kelong in the night... total darkness and fireworks erupt above you...

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Something strange happened in the night too... A saitoh(wolf herring) took my squid jig!!! But there were no squids around though. playing with lures and jigs proved good for beltfish, barracuda and saitoh misses. Unfortunately, many were dropped on the way back...

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And yup... we had our ramly burger on the way back!!! It's beginning to become a custom... Btw i hope the quickly written CR was not too bad... Am very busy this month and next as my exams are up soon...

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Cheers everyone! Ah Tiong Pond, PRPP Pole rod(again) CR next!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bringing My Uncle to Pasir Ris Pro Pond Pole Fishing

I brought my uncle and his wife to the pond since they were free on one of the days of Chinese New Year. It was fun going with my uncle's wife hahaha... She called the china guy yandao(handsome) and asked him to release more fish. I think the China guy got shy and he released 10 over Mangrove Jack and 10 over Taiwan ngor(red drum) straight into the pond from the truck. Too bad it was near our time over if not we could have landed more...

My uncle had a great time there. He's a great fisherman who taught me the basics of some fishing like freshwater fishing. He hasn't much chance to fish because of work and that means he doesn't catch much fish. Hontian also managed to join me and even brought his gf along!

I managed to get some of this?!?!?
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The kim chio(golden pomfret) are biting the moment we put our baits in. My guess is that during the whole night noone came for them at all so they're damn hungry. I think for every 3 hits, we burst 2 fish due to our excitement. We saw a huge grouper around 3kg swim around the pond lol. The first 1 hr is very fun and we hit many pomfrets within that time. After that the action slowed down as the sun bore down on us.

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Slow start but he finally got one
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Fish on!
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My uncle at the far end having a good pull
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The China man was nice to let us fish awhile more after he released more fishes from the lorry into the pond. It took around 30 minutes for the fishes to get accustomed to the pond. After that we bust off alot of taiwan ngor because the take is just too powerful and i guess too much shock for the thin mono line. The moment you feel the fish, you must lower your rod down and let it run. But i guess all of us were too excited. I managed to get some MJ(Mangrove Jack) on dead prawn meat. The fight is more powerful than the pomfrets but they don't run around too much.

This is our overall catch minus hontian 5 kim chio which is not in the pic... not too fantastic for 3 rods...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Sibu Kelong Trip With Army Friends

A fishing trip with fishing friends is another thing. Bringing up a few of my army chums who have never fished before is another! I prepared some tackle for them and all of us had some fun. There's something you can never take away from a group of unmarried man who conquered the high seas and got away from their everyday static life. Enjoy the pictures!!!

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Whaty?!!?! We are going there?!
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The boat ride to the kelong was HELL because of the monsoon winds. But we all made it! The thrill? The never say never? The feeling of getting blasted away.

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Big Wil was the first to get on the mini speedboat. Did that baby rock!

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Here's the crazy ride


The guys having a great time at the empty kelong. It was free for all. Although it was raining constantly for the whole time, we all had our moments.

Food!
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They were slow in picking up the rod and the reel but soon learnt that the process is easy peasy.

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Darren had a wolf herring!
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At night we got bored and played around with the camera!
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The ending poses...

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Thanks guys! I had lots of fun during the trip. It's a few more months to the end of our service. Let's roll. I'll be posting another pole rod CR and another Sibu trip next. Keep on looking!

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