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How to catch Peacock Bass?

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How to catch Peacock Bass? A trip with Mok was made and we decided to head out to a legal spot which housed a fairly good amount of Peacock Bass. The last few times we were there, they were there and took lures aggressively. However, this time we couldn't get them to bite although i missed one on my Pole rod. I was using Pole rod and sabiki just gliding the sabiki from side to side. After an unsuccessful stint, Mok N me were unsatisfied and proceeded to chill out first before going on to the next spot. I went home to get my rod and off we went. First stop was the Haruan hole that i discovered a few days back. Upon casting a few rounds, i'm convinced i really spooked the Haruans and they have escaped through the drain into the reservoir. We went over to the other side of drain and as expected, they were there basking in the naked sun. Mok got itchy and made a few casts but misses were all he got. He ALMOST got one but on bringing it out of the water, it flew back. He ALMOST go

Haruan Fishing at Mandai Bus Stop Drain

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After discovering the Haruan hole yesterday, i quickly got down to business this morning. I left my house early and reached the spot before first light. First few casts resulted in a hookup but the fella dived under the weeds and threw hook. How careless of me... As the sun came up, i was aghast at the water level. It wasn't even half a meter! In fact, its only around ankle level. The place was brimming with Haruan and a few walking catfish. I got another Haruan which wanted to taste the Daiso mini pencil. Greedy bugger. Sight casted towards the bugger and it took the lure But after i released it, guess what? I saw a big school of Haruan follow the former POF (Prisoner of Fishing) and swim towards the small drain linking to the reservoir. And they were gone! Did i spook the whole school? Hehehe... After casting for some time, i got itchy and made my way to the other side of the drain linking to the reservoir. What i found shocked me... There were more Haruans and baby Toma

Haruan Fishing at Mand

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I was due to fish with the same old friend this evening at a highly classified spot. We were to go for big pacu and kalui. While waiting for him to arrive, i explore the surrounding area and found a small water hole around the size of a basketball court. Best of all, there are no "no fishing" signs around so this place was perfectly legal. The area was weedy and water conditions were excellent for one of my favourite fish... The Haruan! I love the haruan because of the take and the way it takes the lure. It is a much more accurate shooter than the toman and once it grab your frog/lure, it will most likely be a direct hit. I'm sure many experienced anglers will have found out this fact. Best of all, if it is chasing your lure, it will make alot of "waves" and "swirls" until it finally go "BOOOOM"... But but but the fight of the Haruan is only average compared to the Toman. I casted out my pumpkin Scumfrog along the weedy area and wow... A

Angler's Pal Swivels/Technic Lures

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There have been lots of smart and effective copying of the premium brands by less prestigious brands. While not all of them are sure hits, occasionally something good comes out of all this. The result being cheap and good stuff which the consumers can have access to. I've passed by many "strange" and funny brands... So far, these are some items i would recommend. Angler's Pal Swivel Firstly is this type of "Rolling Swivel with Snap" Anglers Pal Swivels which i've used at Sibu Kelong and my recent freshwater bash. I use the 24lbs and 61lbs according to the type of fishing. I've not tested it at 24lbs but it would not be realistic in normal luring/general fishing to use up till 24lbs. So far it didn't fail me yet if not i wouldn't be able to land my baktao or my Toman. If you need a general purpose swivel for luring or jigging baitfish, this will be an ideal cheap choice. Test the swivel by opening and closing it a few times before usin

Luring snakehead fishing with Scumfrog

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After a bloody disastrous trip at Southern Island on Christmas Day, i was determined to fight the itch and get my Christmas fish. It so happens that an old kaki of mine happened to be free this few days so we arranged to go fishing. We were to go for big Peacock Bass at one of the old spot which we haven't been to for a long time. Early in the morning, the plan was changed and we headed somewhere else. We walked fast up the hill and into the forest to bash into our spot. Upon arrival, i was amazed at how "pristine" the spot was. Not that there were no signs of netters but the terrain of the place was fantastic. There were lily pads among tall grass but the water condition was bad. It was very muddy and there were bubbles in the water. While we were setting up, we already heard the big splashes being made outside. We split up to cover a bigger area and both of us fish silently until my friend had the first hit. It was a small Temensis. He was fishing hard at the more o

Sibu Kelong Eging Catch Report 18 December 2009 Day 1

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The mothership must have had sent a distress call to her servants! Hotboys is under alien attack! Other than two that Jake's group got, our side landed a few spaceships too... But... It was a loooong loooong ride to Sibu alright. Day 1 We had set out early at 0500 hrs since we had to be at Tanjung Leman Jetty at 0930 hrs. The mini van had arrived on time at the first pickup and proceeded on to the second pickup. That's when a minor blip occurred. The vehicle had not enough "Engine Oil" and was marooned at the second pickup. The driver went out to buy "Engine Oil" and after the slight delay, we were on our way to the causeway! We could still have breakfast and make it on time. We got across the causeway without delay but... the van halted to a stop and couldn't start no more. This time, it looked to be much more serious than just "Engine Oil". Thankfully, the van was stranded just beside the petrol kiosk and the driver went to get the cure

Sibu Kelong Eging Catch Report 18 Dec 2009 Part 2

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Day 2 I woke up the next morning with a heavy heart wondering why i was on a kelong doing fishing but i fished anyway. There were Selars around but not as much as yesterday. The sun was out bright today and eging was back to its usual standards.

Luring for Peacock Bass and Tilapia

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Yesterday was a very nostalgic night for me as i met up with some old friends that i knew when i just started fishing regularly. Back then, we are known as the "Lorry Gang" because we used to go fishing with the lorry. Now, everyone and everything has changed but the old laughter and banter lives on. We had a good time exchanging stories, having a good laugh and we planned our next fishing trip too. It sure feels great to be together again with some good old friends. After the kopi sesson, some of us went out for some light fishing. We visited some spots but we didnt catch anything. Weiyee and me decided to go for round 2 and 3. Round 2 we caught some Peacock bass... quite a hardcore spot to be... taking into account that we can't use our torches and were stumbling around in the dark on the rocky breakwater. Hehehe... We even bashed in the dark forest for quite some time and found a good spot near the zoo. I caught a PB :) My first fish on hard lure for don't know

KTM Resort Eging Fishing Catch Report

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A last minute KTM Resort trip was on the cards and within a few days, it happened. This was the one thing I liked about KTM. Last minute trips were always possible. It was another chance to test one of the latest batch of fast sinking Yamashita Natural colours. It was fairly effective at Sibu, but here, i will put it up against stiff competition. I will pit it with my trusty Yamashita Egi O Purple Pink. The view...

Sibu Hotboys Kelong Trip Big Squid Eging Catch

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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. 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!

Windy Changi Trip with Giant Herring

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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

KTM Resort Family Trip Review (Eging and Fishing)

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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 ...

Pekan Pahang Trip Sailfish Videos!

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These are the low resolution videos i uploaded yahoo videos... If the video is down you can content yourselves by watching YouTube versions... but part 2 and part 3 the audio screwed up Sail Fish Fishing Video Part 1 from YOUTUBE   Part 2 Day 2 Parrotfish and Squid Pekan Video

My First Sailfish in Pekan Pahang Rickey Boa 2009

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Prologue I was on a boat trip with Clarence in August and the talk of sailfish suddenly came up. I had not caught a sailfish before and listened eagerly. Later upon knowing that i had not have a taste of Sailfish before, Clarence made my day when he told me he will organise a Sailfish trip so i can get a taste of the amazing gamefish... The days came fast and furious with each passing day being more tormenting than the previous. The itch in my body was building up fast and it waited for nobody. I survived the days leading up to the trip by buying junk jigs and watching sailfish youtube videos. 16 October 2009 - The Drive Up After chilling out with Alan and the gang, i went on to meet Clarence, Terence and Lenni. We were to drive up to Pekan with Clarence being our driver. Thankfully, there wasn't a big jam at the customs and we sped on to Pekan with speed. We finally arrived at Ricky's place at around 0430 hrs. We setup our gear and hit the sack for 2 hours of sleep. Fr

Fishing Games - Pro Bass Fishing 2003

I got very bored one day so i searched around for fishing games and found a very interesting fishing game in 3D for PC. The game is created by Atari and Infogrames in 2003 and the title is Pro Bass Fishing 2003. This game does not feature our fishing here in Singapore but its a good fix if you are feeling the itchy since fishing is generally the same all over the world. There are a few choices to fish at and fish species from monster catches will depend on the choice of the waters. There are around 20+ species to catch from and that is what i like about the game. Each lure works differently and to target the fishes you want, you must try different approaches. Casting under logs and piers will also produce different results. Some fishes travel in schools while the big ones hang out under cover waiting to ambush your lure. How you fish really affects the game and the realistic gameplay is what i like the most. There are also a good variety of lures(20 over) and even the topwate

Post Earthquake Offshore Bashing

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The build up to the trip was all good and all guns blazing for us although there were tsunamis and earthquakes happening all around us. In addition, the recent consistent drizzles and showers were a constant thought on our excited minds. I had been on offshore trips right after earthquakes before so i knew this trip was going to be a excellent or disastrous trip. In such a situation there can be two possible scenarios. The first and most likely will be that the fishes in our area will be timid and stay off the hunt for awhile. It's not difficult to picture this since tremors could be felt all the way here even in Singapore. Of course, we hoped this would not be the case. There were already a few signs that the earthquake could be causing some disturbances to fishing. The first being Jerome's Southern trip right before the earthquake. They ended up with two small fishes and no reason to why there were not many fishes although the water conditions were somewhat beautiful tha

Ang Chor Golden Snapper Fishing with Wreckhunter

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Joined the gang for another hardcore bashing time at Southern Islands. We reached Botak Hill to catch our live squids as usual but there werent many squids today. However, the squids were very good size... They are the one shot one kill type of squids. I tested out my Daiwa MD Mini squid jigs and caught a few small arrowhead... kekeke... After we caught around 20 squid, we set off for the bashing around midnight. We decided to keep half of the squids for morning because the current will pick up during daybreak. The boatman told us that will be the best timing tonight. Hehehe... During the trip we are always talking about the 30kg Cobia that ran away and we wondered if there would be any Cobia this time round... We are not really sure and after some time we reached the first spot. I took a live squid and baited it down. Current was not strong and size 16 was able to hold. Reeling up quite a few cranks from the bottom because i was using a long leader around 2 siam, i made sure i h

Claypot Ang Cho Fish Head

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On a recent Southern Island Trip , I caught some Ang Cho... I brought back my Ang Cho from this trip and on Saturday, i cut up the Ang Cho and didn't know what to do with it. The fish was too big and would not taste so good if we steamed it. In the end, we decided to go for claypot fish head... kekeke... These are the main ingredients used... I forgot to take picture of the prawn, flour and egg yolk plus the other seasonings... Ang Cho Head and some slices Slightly fry the ang cho first... but do not fry it until no juice left Fry all the ingredients properly and add the ang cho in to boil with it... Kekeke After you feel the fried ang cho have soaked up all the juices and become tender, you can stop cooking it...Hehe.. yum yum...

29 August 2009 Southern Island Trip with Abang Wreckhunter RSYC

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Actually, its quite lucky for me that i went on this trip as Ah Don could not make it for this trip so my dear friend Clarence called me and i took over the slot. It was yet another Southern Island trip. I told myself to give the place one last chance and well after this trip i think i havent gave up on it yet. We reached RSYC at 1830hrs but boatman was abit late so we wait for him. He was a young malay boatman who is quite young and very friendly. He even offered us his food. Anyway, when we got to the boat i was like oh my god because it was like abit longer than a sampan only and although there is some shelter, i thought we were in for a rocky time. BUT BUT BUT... somehow, when we board the boat, the boat wasnt like that all the time. The very stable and low design(the boat was not very high up) plus the rectangular design made the boat rock very little... It was super stable... hehe...

Giant Chao Phraya Catfish at FW3

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It's been a long time since i met my secondary school friends so after some arranging with them, i decided to bring them and experience what its like to fish a big fish. Before last night, they just thought once you hook the fish up, you can just reel it in fast... Haha... We reached there around 5pm...I brought 3kg of the secret bait and during the first few casts there was already a big take but i could not set the hook... Later on, the action died down not even a single sound so i decided to change bait to some discarded small rotten fish tail that was left on the floor and just drop it nearby beside the wall... After 10 minutes, the whole rod just bent fully and reel was screaming. I jump up and strike the fish but it kept running. I passed the rod to one of my friend but he fought the fish quite strangely and keep on jerking the rod like what Vin always do last time. He jerk the rod until the the fish jump up and down a few times. LOL! It was a monster pacu but it kept being

New Tackle Shop - Kaiser Pro Shop

There is a new tackle shop at Golden Landmark known as Kaiser Pro... As reported by AC, please visit his blog for more information Click Heres for AC's Post Or you can refer to the tackle shop's website by clicking HERE

Introduction to Eging with some friends

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One night, I brought some newbie friends along who never fish at all to try for some squid. We went to a very old spot which I never been there for a long time. I don't know how is the situation there at all but looks like the squids are not coming in. Anyway, Punggol 17 and the right side of Punggol End will be closed already... No more cars can go in and there is a bangla that will stop you. Sigh... Another spot gone. They are closing down that whole area for development. The Eging was pretty boring for me the whole night... Total I only got 1 strong pull but it dropped on the way in... The two newbies had some beginners luck and had some baktao that we BBQ... kekeke... How we BBQ... You can see the pics... Kekeke.. Enjoy the photos.