Friday, November 20, 2009

Tiger Grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus)

Last night once again we went fishing but this time we switched location to 'tembok' or 'highway'. I didn't have any luck, only a few nibbles. But my dad was the only 1 in action last night. At 10.30 pm, out of silence suddenly my dad started pulling his line but with the help of watermelon man at last we heard a big splash before landind the 2.7kg tiger grouper.

my dad with his 2.7kg tiger grouper

fat fella

proudly with his catch

what dish is better do you think?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


After 9 months without any catch, at last tonight my dad landed a 1.35kg red snapper. His last catch was on 3/1/09 which was a 5kg grouper. His last red snapper caught was on 2/10/08. Hope that not 1 year 1 red snapper. :) .... I'm sure my dad is very happy tonight.

My dad with his 1.35kg red snapper

fat fella

Monday, September 21, 2009

2 Down 1 Double Up

Ah Wah managed to land 2 red snappers tonight. While Chu and I went home empty handed. There were pulls but luck was not by our side.
2 red snappers by Ah Wah

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Early Morning Hunting

Fishing early in the morning is really refreshing. Started casting and popping at around 3.00 am this morning but there was no sign of fish around. So around 4.30 am I casted my 10 feet rod and started bottom. Ah Wah together with me used hand line as usual. Around 5.30 am it was him who successfully landed a 1.8kg grouper. However, he gave it to me later. hahahahah.... :)

1.8kg grouper

At 6.00 am it was my turn to land a fish. Dunno what its name is? Anyone knows? Quite happy though as I was using my new surecatch bait runner reel for the 1st time and manage to land something. Hopefully my catch using this reel will get better.
700g (???)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Caught A Baby!

A baby grouper was caught last night. It just weight 100g. Hoping next tide will have better catch coz our gangs don't really have a good catch this tide.

baby grouper

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Grouper Again!

Started fishing at 8.00 pm tonight together with my father, Ah Wah and Chu. My father and I went home earlier at 10.30 pm. Although just fished for 2 1/2 hours, I successfully landed a small 800g grouper. Still in hunt for a red snapper. It had been such a long time since I caught my last red snapper. Hopefully manage to land 1 in my next outing.

orange spotted grouper (800g)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

better than nothing

Went fishing at the Sandakan Market jetty again last night with my father and Ah Wah. Didn't have any good catches, only 3 consolation fish. 1 nangking fish and 2 eels. (are their names correct?) 1 small eel weight aroung 1kg was released back to its own nature. According to a cook, the eel taste delicious so I brought home the big 1 to have a try. However it looks really disgusting to me. hahahaha.... bty it's my longgest and heaviest catch since I started fishing. hahahaha......

nangking fish

eel (5kg)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here Comes At Last

It has been quite a few months back since i got my last catch. Infact I rarely goes fishing now a days since I have been busy with my table tennis schedule. However, I made myself available after a few invitations from my buddies to go fishing 2 days ago. This was the 3rd outing since the mid-term school holidays. I successfully landed a 1.1 kg grouper. In fact, it is my biggest catch of the year.

1.1 kg grouper

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Red Snapper

After exactly 1 month without any catch, at last tonight I manage to land a 800g red snapper. It has been a busy month for me and I hardly can go fishing. I'm really satisfied with this not so big snapper.
Some people would be happy if they catch an extra large fish or may be a lot of catches to satisfied them. But for me, if I'm able to catch 1 of this on every outing, then it would be more than happy for me. If bigger or more, then I would say it is a 'BONUS'. By the way, who doesn't like bonus. hahahaha.....

800g red snapper (80lbs berkley line+tamban(bait))

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Grouper for Grouper

My dad bought a grouper weighed 5.5kg 2 days ago. Will this grouper bring any luck? Last time when he bought a 4kg grouper, he managed to land a 5kg grouper. May be a 6kg grouper this time? However, tonight did go for fishing but 0 catches. Need few more days for his luck to come, maybe.

My dad with his 5.5kg grouper

Saturday, February 28, 2009

First RED of 2009

It has been 2 weeks since I last updated here. I can hardly find a time to go fishing nowaday. However, here I am again at last.
Went fishing with ah wah just now. Arrived at the market jetty at 9.00pm. It was a 400g grouper I landed first after an hour n a half. About 40 minutes later, I felt a fish was hooked. I knew for sure it was a red snapper looking at the way it snapped my bait. It is a 900g red snapper. Although it is not big but I'm truly happy as I have been waiting for it for so long.

900g red snapper & 400g grouper

Monday, February 16, 2009

8 legs creature

It has been 3 weeks since my last post. However, here I am again. Last night I went fishing with my father, his friend, ah wah, malaijai, chu and his relatives. Hardly feel any nibbles last night, dun know what's wrong. But I managed to land a CRAB at last while chu landed a 300g grouper. That were our catches last night. Went home at 11.00 pm coz of heavy rain.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Angpau from sea dragon king (hai lung hwang)

Despite the strong current flow tonight, my father and I manage to land 3 groupers. My father landed 2 groupers (100g & 200g) and I landed a 500g grouper. It's just a perfect gift for this coming Chinese New Year. However, I am still in the search for a red snapper. Really miss them after so long didn't have a smell of them.

groupers (500g, 200g & 100g)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Double happiness

Tonight I went fishing from 8.30 pm - 1.00 am with my father. It's a fruitfull trip. I managed to land 2 groupers (500g & 600g). Unfortunately I need to get up early in the morning, if not there should be more coz there were a lot of nibbles in the last 1 hour plus. The groupers are not big but I'm quite happy though coz I manage to caught some fish this coming Chinese New Year on next Monday. According to the people's believe, keeping some fish for Chinese New Year will bring good luck. Is't true? Who knows. As you can see in the pic, there is another fish and we called it 'ikan gelama' locally. It weighed 350g. It's was given by a friend there. We called him 'watermelon guy'. He is a regular visitor there.

grouper (500g & 600g)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wrong timing

Went fishing on last Sunday. Arrived at the market jetty at 7.45pm. Once we arrived, I know it's not a good time. The wind and waves were very strong. Half an hour later, it was getting worse. At 9.00pm, All the boat started to move away from the jetty, afraid that something bad would happen coz the boats were hitting each other and the platform. The hittings were very hard. Some pictures and video were taken. Sorry for the poor quality. In fact it is the worst situation I've ever seen since I started fishing at the jetty. Do you think there would be a chance of landing any fish?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My first catch of 2009

After 3 weeks without any catch, at last I successfully landed a 800g grouper using tamban as bait n 80lbs berkley line. Although the size of my catch can't compare to my father's 1st catch of this year (not even near) but I'm quite happy. May be it's b'coz I havent catch anything for so long or may be it's my 1st catch of this year. However, I am still looking forward to break my own record or may be my father's. :P Hope that this day will come very soon.

grouper (800g)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Tremendous catch

After 3 months without any good catch, at last my dad landed a 5kg grouper tonight. He was the happiest man on earth tonight as you can see on his face. The grouper is really a fat fella. It's fat alone weighed 200g. It is a female as there was eggs in its tummy.
My father said, at first when the grouper striked, he thought it went into the rock but actually the grouper was too heavy. When my dad pull the line, it moved again and this time my father pulled the line full heartedly but after a few pulls, my father asked me to take turn to pull as he was getting tired. Yes, the grouper did give a good fight. As I pull in the line, it swam under the boat. After another few pulls, it got out but this time it tried to swim under the platform of the jetty. With the last few pulls at last the grouper was successfully landed. But the line was broken as soon as the grouper was on the platform.
My dad is using Berkley 50lbs line. And his bait was tamban.
Now the pressure is when am I and my gengs going to break my dad's record. Previously our target is 3kg fish. But now our next target will be 5.5kg and above. Really hard to break lah !!
My dad with his fat grouper
Orange-spotted grouper (5kg)
longer and bigger than my arm
The grouper's fat
a bowl full of fat (200g)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Not my day

Tonight definitely luck is not by my side. However Ah Wah managed to land a 900g red snapper using ikan belanak as bait. He also landed a CRAB later. So lucky for him. Malaijai also landed a 1.9kg grouper using ikan bubur as bait. Chu, my father and I going home empty handed again. OOoopppssss..... not really actually, Ah Wah gave me his crab. Hahahahaha.... Thanx.
crab & 900g red snapper by Ah Wah
Malaijai with his 1.9kg grouper

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year's luck

Tonight 6 of us went to Sandakan Market jetty to try our new year's luck. Me together with my father, ah wah, chu and his 2 cousins were there from 10.00pm till 1.30a.m. Ah Chung was the 1st one to land a 450g grouper. Then Chu's luck came and landed a 1.1kg red snapper. An hour after that, it was Ah Wah's turn to land a 2.3kg red snapper. It is his best record. And lastly Chu landed another 550g grouper. So, luck is not by my side tonight. May be tomorrow is....hopefully.

Ah wah with his 2.3kg red snapper

Red snapper (1.1kg) & grouper (450g / 550g)


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