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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