Friday, December 30, 2005
Hook - (1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish. (2) A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his live savings on a new rod and reel. (3) The punch administered by said fisherman's wife after he spends their life savings (see also, Right Hook, Left Hook).
Line - Something you give your coworkers when they ask on Monday how your fishing went the past weekend.
Lure - An object that is semi-enticing to fish, but will drive an angler into such a frenzy that he will charge his credit card to the limit before exiting the tackle shop.
Reel - A weighted object that causes a rod to sink quickly when dropped overboard.
Rod - An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps an angler from ever getting too close to a fish.
School - A grouping in which fish are taught to avoid your $29.99 lures and hold out for spam instead.
Tackle - What your last catch did to you as you reeled him in, but just before he wrestled free and jumped back overboard.
Tackle Box - A box shaped alarmingly like your comprehensive first aid kit. Only a tackle box contains many sharp objects, so that when you reach in the wrong box blindly to get a Band Aid, you soon find that you need more than one.
Test - (1) The amount of strength a fishing line affords an angler when fighting fish in a specific weight range. (2) A measure of your creativity in blaming that darn line for once again losing the fish.
Angler - An obsessed individual who owns a house that is falling down due to neglect, a truck whose color can best be described as Rust-Oleum, and a pristine boat that he chamois' down methodically before and after each trip.
Knot - (1) An insecure connection between your hook and fishing line. (2) A permanent tangle on your spinning reel which forces you to go out and buy a bigger, better, much more expensive rig.
Landing Net - A net used to help drag a large wiggling fish, or an inebriated fishing buddy, on board.
Live Bait - The biggest fish you'll handle all day.
Quiet Water - Your surroundings after you stop cursing your bad luck and fall asleep at the reel.
Skunked fisherman - One who returns to the boat ramp many, many hours after his buddies have gone home so that there are no witnesses to his catch or lack thereor.
Sinker - (1) A weight attached to a lure to get it to the bottom. (2) The nickname of your boat.
Thumb - A temporary hook holder.
Treble Hook - Triples the odds of your catching a fish. Quadruples the odds of your getting the hook caught in your thumb (see above).
Trolling - What you do after you've lost a $500 rod and reel set-up overboard.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
A second river flowing into Tasik Kenyir is now out of bounds to all fishing activities. This is to protect the kelah (Malayan mahseer), sought after for the dinner table and the ornamental fish trade.
The Sungai Petang was declared a kelah sanctuary last month, sharing the protected status the Sungai Cacing, which also flows into the lake, has had since 1986.
The river is now under the watchful eye of the Fisheries Department, whose officers have so far had to turn away three groups of anglers unaware of the new ruling.
Sungai Petang has a 10km shallow stretch which is a spawning ground for kelah and lampam. Being easily accessible by boat, the stretch was popular with both recreational anglers and commercial fishermen.
"The State government is considering similar protection for three other rivers — Sungai Petuang, Sungai Tembat and Sungai Terengganu Mati.
"We are protecting a heritage, "Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh told the New Straits Times. Some spawning grounds need to be protected and anglers can fish elsewhere in the lake."
Efforts are also being made to reduce the number of commercial freshwater fishermen.
"At the moment, we are not issuing new permits for commercial fishing in the lake," Idris said.
Source - New Straits Times Online
Date : 21 December 2005
Time : 9.30 pm
Bait used : Earthworms
Number of rods : Sharma : 1 Rod, Navin : 1 Rod
Price : RM20.00 for 3 hour of fishing.
Total Catch : 1 - Baung (1.5 kg)
Chronology of events
21 December 2005 (12:30pm)
Mr. DHL sent me a text message asking me if I wanted to go fishing tonight. The thing is, the both of us haven't been doing any fishing for the past one month, as we were both very busy. Navin was busy with his sister's wedding arrangement, and I was busy with my sister's engagement arrangements. Navin told me that the pond near his house had recently been stocked up with fish. 100 plus kilo of baungs, rohus and patins.
21 December 2005 (8:30pm)
I arrived at Taman Desa. As usual, out fishing NEVER seems to start on time. Navin had just got back from work and I had to wait for him to get ready.
21 December 2005 (9.30pm)
Arrived at the pond. After buying our bait, we proceeded to one corner of the pond. This pond is not too big. Not recommended to use rods that are too long. I used a light tackle for this trip. Shakespeare rod paired with Abu Garcia Cardinal 302 reel spooled with 17lb mono line. Weight was a small ball sinker. Hook that I used was a Mustad size 1 circle hook.
21 December 2005 (10.15pm)
There were small nibbles here and there. Must the baby lampams and baby tilapias disturbing my weight. Suddenly my rod tip twitched. I thought a small fish must be disturbing my bait. Then it happened..!!! My rod tip took a dip. I might have over reacted a bit. Since I was using a circle hook, there was no need for me to strike my rod too hard. I guess in my excitement, I gave my rod a firm strike. The fight didn't last long. Less than 5 minutes.
22 December 2005 (12:30am)
Both of us decided to call it a day. Working day tommorow.
22 December 2005 (2:30am)
Arrived home. Damn fish was still alive. Bought 2 bags of ice from 7-Eleven and placed it in the cooler box with the fish.
Monday, December 19, 2005
I have been a VERY good but a lil bit crazy this year. I hope that you would be kind enough to bring me this for christmas this year.
Well, it is not necessary I get the same tackle bag as above. I don't mind getting something similar to the bag shown above. I don't mind getting something similar from G.Loomis or Plano.
Thank you Santa...
Thursday, November 24, 2005
- You don't have to hide your fishing magazines.
- It is perfectly acceptable to pay a professional to fish with you once in a while.
- If your partner takes pictures or videotapes of you fishing, you don't have to worry about them showing up on the Internet if you become famous.
- Your fishing partner doesn't get upset about people you fished with long ago.
- It's perfectly respectable to fish with a total stranger.
- When you see a really good fisherperson, you don't have feel guilty about imagining the two of you fishing together.
- If your regular fishing partner isn't available, he/she won't object if you fish with someone else.
- Nobody will ever tell you that you will go blind if you fish by yourself.
- You can have a fishing calendar on your wall at the office, tell fishing jokes, and invite coworkers to fish with you without getting sued for harassment.
- There are no fishing-transmitted diseases.
- If you want to watch fishing on television, you don't have to subscribe to nasty channel.
- Nobody expects you to fish with the same partner for the rest of your life.
- Nobody expects you to give up fishing if your partner loses interest in it.
- Your fishing partner will never say, "Not again? We just fished last week! Is fishing all you ever think about?"
"This joke was ripped of the internet. IT DOES NOT reflects the actual feelings of the owner of the blog."
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Code of Conduct is as follows:
- Respect all plant and animal life.
- Dispose of litter properly.
- Follow local fishing regulations.
- Release fish you will not eat.
- Do not disturb other anglers.
During my last fishing trip, I came across a group of anglers who broke rule number 1, 2, 4 & 5. More on that in my next post. I'm in the midst of writing it. Too many incidents happened. Just stay tuned.
Note : This code of conduct was taken from Learn How To Fish website.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
After much deliberation, we agreed to his invitation. This trip would be in a small group. Apart from me and Navin, Mr. Gan from Fisherman's Wharf, Taman Desa has agreed to join us. Including the tekong, that will make it four of us. The tekong mentioned that he might bring one of his friend along. To cover the cost of the trip according to him.
Details of the trip :
- Location : One Fathom Bank Lighthouse
- Estimated time of depature : 3.00 pm (Ex. Tanjung Harapan, Port Klang) - 12 November 2005
- Estimated time of arrival : 4.30 pm (One Fathom Bank) - 12 November 2005
- Estimated time of depature : Mid Morning (Ex. One Fathom Bank) - 13 November 2005
- Estimated time of arrival : Noon (Tanjung Harapan, Port Klang) - 13 November
- Participants : Navin, Mr. Gan from Fisherman's Wharf and myself (Sharma)
- Target fish(es) : Queenfish (Ikan Talang), Barracuda (Ikan alu-alu), Mackerels (Ikan Tenggiri), Batfish (telinga gajah), grunt fish (gerut-gerut), Yellowtail scad (selar kuning), snapper (jenahak)
We don't intend to catch all the fishes mentioned above. That is our target. If we are able to get AT LEAST one each type (excluding selar kuning, we are expecting a bunper harvest) we would go back a happy fisherman.
Adois mates.. see yah all when I get back from my fishing trip. Wish me luck and stay tuned for photos and catch report in my next posting.
Friday, November 04, 2005
- Shakespeare “Connoisseur”
Model : SC 662
Action : Medium Light, Fast Action
Line Weight : 8 – 15 lb
Length : 6’6” (2 pieces)
- Fenwick “Fenjig”
Model : FJ 70H – 2 A
Lure Weight : ¾ - 3 oz
Line Weight : 5 – 15 lb
Length : 6’6” (2 pieces)
- Abu Garcia “UltraCast”
Model : UCS802H A
Action : Heavy Fast Action
Lure Weight : 110 – 140 g
Line Weight : 17 – 40 lb
Length : 8’ (2 pieces)
- Lemax “The King”
Model : FK-2S-80MH
Line Weight : 10 – 30 lb
Length : 8’ (2 pieces)
- Figo “Jupiter Safari”
Model : JSA 902MHS
Line Weight : 12 – 40 lb
Length : 9’ (2 pieces)
- Daiwa “Power Mesh Samurai Surf”
Model : PS 1002 MHS-S
Action : Medium Heavy Action
Lure Weight : 2 – 6 oz
Line Weight : 17 – 40 lb
Length : 10’ (2 pieces)
- SureCatch “Prokat”
Model : PKS 3903
Action : Medium Heavy Action
Lure Weight : 55 – 140 g
Line Weight : 10 – 15 kg
Length : 13’ (3 pieces)
"My Biggest worry is that when I'm dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it." - Koos Brandt
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Date and time : Departure from Tanjung Harapan Jetty – 10:30 am, 21 October 2005, Arrival back at Tanjung Harapan Jetty – 12:00 pm 22 October 2005.
Anglers involved : Sharma, Navin, Jeishen, May, Hari, Kavitha and Vasu Uncle
Boatman (tekong) : Encik Nazami (019-3477766 or 012-9233793)
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Wednesday, 19 October 2005. 11.00 am.
As I am writing this, we (Navin, Jeishen, May, Hari, Vasu Uncle, Kavitha and me) have about 48 hours to go before we leave for our fishing expedition at One Fathom Bank.
I don’t know what preparations the others have made, but here are the things that I will be bringing and the preparations that I have made.
- Fishing Rods – Fenwick 6’6”, Abu Garcia 8’, Figo 9’, Daiwa 10’
- Reels – Mitchell (65 lb braided line with spare 40 lb mono), Okuma (80 lb braided with spare 25 lb mono), Penn (25 lb mono)
- Rigs – A few types of rigs meant for bottom fishing and surface fishing
- Hooks – Various size and types
- Weights – Various size (Ranging from size 5 – 10)
- Swivel & Clips – Super strong swivel (Can take up to 150 lb of load)
- Apollo Jigs – about 15 packets (Size 6,7,8,10)
- Metal Jigs – 60g, 80g and 100g jigs
- Leader Lines – mono leader (30 lb, 60 lb, 80 lb), wire leader (45 lb, 100 lb)
- Fighting belt
I think I have almost everything that is needed for the trip. Judging from what I have read from the internet and the story that the boatman was telling Navin and me the other day, we should all be having a ball of a time at One Fathom Bank.
Stay tuned for the fishing and catch report in the next post. Adios amigos. Till we meet again.
"Anglers...exaggerate grossly and make gentle and inoffensive creatures sound like wounded buffalo and man-eating tigers." ~ Roderick Haig-Brown
Monday, October 17, 2005
The author feels that the message has been delivered to the intended person and there is no need for further damage.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
The measurements are all in inches and the final result in pounds, but this can then be transformed into kilograms.
The girth of the fish is measured on the greatest part and then squared.
This number is then multiplied by the body length of the fish, measured as illustrated.
This result is then divided by 800 to get the weight in pounds.
Girth is 3 feet 4 inches = 40 inches
Body length is 8 feet 4 inches = 100 inches
40 x 40 =1600
1600 x 100 = 160000
160000 / 800 = 200 lbs.
To get the result in kilograms, the final number is then divided by 2.2.
200 / 2.2 = 88 kg.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Yet another e-mail received from Mr. DHL. This is regarding our fishing expedition to One Fathom Bank.
"Greetings to all,
Well it seems that we are now just 2 more weeks away from our big trip. In terms of planning we now know the target species, rods and line poundage required, the possibilities of a dream catch and so on. I have spoken to boatman Nozami yesterday, telling him to mark his calendar for the 21st and that there should not be any excuses. He says “Encik Nabin, saya sudah store you punya nombor, jangan takut”. However, I think for safety reasons Sharma and I will visit him somewhere next week and pay his half the amount so that there will not be any last minutes surprises like the one I had experienced with Fauzi the idiot! I also made it clear to him that he is to be with us throughout the period and be efficient enough moving us around to good spots. He says “itu memang saya akan buat you jangan risau”. Some important information on the tackle:
- Boat fishing: Suggested no more than 8' feet rod. Must be hardy. No kuci stick rods - if not better not fish! (Rawang shop comments)
- Lighthouse: Ideal length 9' feet and above. Sharma now holding record with 13' footer. Longer the better, baru boleh layan.......
- Reel: Medium to big (line capacity 300 metres and above)
- Line Poundage: 40 lbs and above
- Leader: Encouraged to use wire leader for Tenggiri, Barracuda/Parakuda
- Rig: Tackle shop owner will brief us on appropriate set-up/use
- Lure/Jigs: Can be used over there - Rawang shop demonstrated technique of 'how-to'.
So I guess we will be spending a few hundred ringgit on the above. As for me, he laughed at all my rods except for the 9'. One of my reels is OK for the trip. You could take light tackle but remember it is for Apollo jigging. Anyway now that we have the information on the above, we need to plan other stuff such as food, drinks and other necessities that will be deemed necessary. Also need to plan on how many ice boxes, the ice, lights, bait, net or gaff etc.
Please do provide your suggestions on what is needed. As far as possible we should travel light bringing only the required items. Please provide me with suggestions so that I will come up with a list and also appoint who is to do what. Sharma has volunteered to bring the 'tempurung' to disarm the pari in it's lock position (it works, basically you glide the coconut shell down the line, and this will tickle the pari to loosen up its grip - then you wank up a.k.a "Tempurung Strategy"). Jeishen you may want to invest in a lifejacket if you are not sure of the one that will be provided. As time is nearing, and as all would like to have a rewarding trip, please do provide feedback and comments on how we go about this and items needed.
Thanks and regards,
Navin a.k.a. Mr. DHL"
Looks like all of us extra bersemangat. I hope this time will be THE GREATEST fishing trip ever. Hopefully lar.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
This has been yet the soonest confirmation that I have received from all sides. Well all is looking and sounding good. Boatman has agreed to discount RM100 from his asking price. Well as Sharma had it in his blogspot that if this trip does not pump his adrenaline he would be hosting a garage sale, letting go of all his prized fishing equipment. I know I would be bombarded by all of you should this be the case. Anyway I am willing to place high stakes on this trip as I am more than convinced that this is where the biggies lurk and to the 'lucky angler' satisfaction would be the end result. Although that, please be informed that the boatman did warn me that there were instances when some went back empty handed. Now, now I hope I would not be blamed should this be the case. Currently I am awaiting confirmation from Mr. Alfonso, if he is able to join it would be just ideal. Provided below is more information that I have gathered through my telephone conversations with Mr. Nozami who would be our designated boatman and fishing consultant:
- Boatman: Mr. Nozami
- Destination: "One Fathom Bank" / Lighthouse
- Ownership: Malaysian Marine Police
- Facilities: Air conditioned rooms, toilet and cooking at Lighthouse. Charge of RM20 (big room for 5 people)
- Fishing: legal. The area is controlled by the Marine Police who patrols there from their base camp at the lighthouse
- Hot spots: Ship wreck and areas within the radius of the lighthouse
- Methods: Appolo jigging/Trolling (morning) /Bottom Fishing/Lure Casting/Live Bait
- Bait: Live Selar Kuning (best), Appolo, Lures
- Best time: At night - selected locations
- Weight: Sizes 7 - 1
- Essentials Each pax must bring (minimum 10 packets Apollo jig. Size: 8-10)
- Fish: Kerapu, Snapper, Queenfish, Siakap, Trevally and many others
- Season: Tenggiri and Barracuda (current season; common catch)
- Date: 21 October 2005 (confirmed)
- Depart time: Yet to be confirmed (pls provide suggestions (early/mid am, afternoon/evening)
- Depart from: Tanjung Harapan (Port Klang)
Mr. Nozami had suggested that we purchase our "Apollo" from the Rawang Tackle Shop in appreciation of his recommendation to contact him. Also the guy there has been to his place 4-5 times and knows the best practice and rigging methods. As such Nozami said that we should pay a trip to the Rawang shop for some words of wisdom from the experienced on tackle, bait etc. Boatman will be taking us around to well known spots and suggested that we can rest at the lighthouse and have some food there. The area is 'SAFE' as it is patrolled by the Malaysian Marine Police who has base camp there for protecting the waters. Not everybody is given permission to step at the lighthouse area. Only a few angling operators with a long track record has been given this privilege. The lighthouse is very busy during the weekends. Some choose to fish all day from there while others move around a certain radius within that area to hot spots. Nozami says it's up to us what we choose to do for the fishing period of 24 hours. He has suggested that we start with jigging for selar and tamban, then start for the bigger catch around the ship wreck and other sites. Then he could take us to the lighthouse for some rest and continue with bottom fishing at night. Following morning he could take us trolling for 2-3 hours. This is just his suggestion, do provide your comments and action plans.
By the by Sharma, Mr. Alfonso has confirmed our trip to Kuala Selangor this Sunday at 5:30 am for a warm up session. We will be at destination at around 6:30 am for breakfast and then take the boat for some great fun on light tackle!!!
Thanks and regards,
Looks like someone really bersemangat this time. Hopefully everything will turn out how it is supposed to be. What Mr. DHL forgot to mention in the e-mail is the size of hook that was recommended. According to Mr. DHL, the boatman asked him to use hook size 12/0. CRAZY!!!!! I wonder why do we need to used such a big hook. We went to a tackle shop during our lunch break and the guy at tackle shop started laughing when we mentioned size 12/0 hook. He said to catch a Marlin doesn't require such a big hook.
Both of us will be going down to the Rawang tackle shop later. Hopefully we can get the proper tackle to be used.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
" Dear guys and lady,
Listen to the news I have. I am sure all must be very very tired of going fishing with no results!!!! Well I have done some background research, called up a few places and bang! found the best fishing location which will promise us the fulfillment of having our rods bent with every cast. Well I had this long conversation with the tackle shop guy in Rawang (40 minutes). He recommended "One Phantom Bank" !!@$&^$%! Yes! He says no regrets! Among his list of catch include:
- Apollo jigging - minimum 3 ice boxes of Selar, Tamban, Whitings (palm size and bigger!!!!! whoooo hooo
- Queenfish/Bekalang - most common catch 3-10kgs (this will take off at bullet speed) Imagine line just peeling off your reel
- Grouper/Kerapu - 1-5kgs
- Jenahak - up to 15kgs
- Siakap - 5 kgs very common
- and lots more - you tengok hah, pancing itu kadang mau tengok nasib juga, semua boleh ikan sembilang heh, kerapu heh, sikap heh, tivelly heh dulu sya ada 50kgs pun kena
So he gives me the no of the boat man Mr Nozami... i called him and the statistics:
- 1:15 mins hour by boat - near the Indonesian boundary - I',m sure Jeishen is already dismissing the idea! anyway,
- It's a lighthouse - equipped as a fishing destination (with all facilities for the city angler) even the bathroom's are air conditioned, cooking etc
- He says - start at afternoon for one full day (best time for bigger catch is at night)
- Boat (33' length 8' wide) 60 hp engine X 3 = 180hp (speedboat) Woh hoh - life jackets included for Jesihen he will throw in one additional!
- Trip - by groups (recommended 10 people) ^6 would be sufficient and ideal
- Boatman will be around throughout ( option to fish from the lighthouse area) or he will take us to all the ship wrecks and islands around
- Cost $900 ringgit
- Bait - don't need just bring plenty of appolo's (big ones)
- Selar Kuning - 1 day (30 kgs is nothing) according to him
- Operations - they have been operating for the past 8 years
- Depart - from Port Klang
- Availability: booked for the whole month October except:
- Suggestion: 22 October (Saturday) only day available - he says is good day.
So guys if you wanna throw all the bullshit we have been getting, lets take this offer. We just need two more people and each will need to fork out $150 only for a fishing trip that you will never forget. Don't wait please provide your confirmations.
Thanks and cheers!!"
Sound very promising eh..... I sure do hope the trip will materialize... It would be a great shame if it didn't take place. Oh ya... if I don't get at least half the amount of fish that was mentioned in the e-mail above, I will be doing a garage sale with the following caption.
FISHING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - EVERYTHING MUST GO, OWNER GIVING UP FISHING
Hehehehhe..... Okie then... bye......
Friday, September 30, 2005
I arrived at about 9.00pm and after purchasing my baits I proceeded to drive around the pond to look for an ideal spot. I chose a spot that looked quite promising at that time.
About 30 minutes after casting my line into the water, the winds started to pick up. I looked liked it was gonna rain. I gave a silent prayer and waited for the fish to strike my bait.
One hour passed no action.
Second hour came and saw some actions. Fish took my bait but didn't manage to hook the fish properly. Happened twice during the second hour of fishing.
Third hour of fishing no action.
Fourth hour of fishing. Started to get frustrated. I was cursing the pond and whatever fish that were in it. Finally had enough and decided to go back home. EMPTY HANDED...!!!!!!!
So... The theory that I mentioned earlier is wrong. Have to think of a new theory. Hehehehe... Oh ya... We (Mr. DHL and myself) are going fishing tomorrow. Going down to Bagan Lalang. Going to Kelong Nazri. Supposed to be a good place to do some sea fishing. Hopefully that crack cousin of mine is right this time.
Okie folks... Stay tuned for the next adventures of Krazie Fishie and Mr. DHL.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
I am thinking of trying out a new fishing theory that I have. Well, the theory goes something like this.
Whenever Mr. DHL and myself go fishing together, most of the time (about 95.9%) we end up with NO fish at all. But then, whenever Mr. DHL, myself, Jeishen and May go fishing together, Mr. DHL and myself will be getting hits after hits. (Sorry Jeishen, proven fact). And then when Mr. DHL goes fishing by himself, he will USUALLY (about 99.9%) come back with excuses like
- I didn't hook the fish properly.
- The fish managed to break my line,
- My 50 pound line putus, so it must have been a big fish.
- The pond owner cheated, he didn't put any fish in the pond.
- I didn't have enough beer to fish the whole night so I had to pack up early.
- I used the wrong bait.
- The mosquitoes we distracting me.
- My rod too long for this pond.
- And the list goes on.
I haven't tried going fishing on my own yet. Maybe when I am fishing alone my luck would change. Maybe without Mr. DHL I could be getting hits after hits. And to prove my theory right, I am going out fishing in Port Klang tonight. See how my luck goes. If not tonight then definitely tomorrow night I will be going. The weather is rather bad at the moment so if things go as planned tonight, tomorrow night I will be landing the 5 kilo Siakap or Kerapu.
Wish me luck folks.........
"Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl." ~ Ernest Hemingway
Monday, September 26, 2005
MR. DHL has been there 4 times and I have been there twice. I'm sure you all are wondering how many did we manage to get. Are you ready?
According to the guys who are maintaining the pond, we should know where to find the lubuk where the fishes are supposedly chilling... Entah betul ker tidak. (Loosely translated as Dunno true or not).
However the place does look promising. I guess it is just a matter of time before we finally strike it big in that pond. I have a gut feeling about it. I'm sure about it. We did manage to get a few hook up but sadly we didn't really hook the fish properly. The few hook ups that we got were rather strong. You can feel the fish on the other end trying to make a run for it. Only if we could have landed the fish. What an article this could have been. I wonder how we could have possibly missed the fish. I reckon the whole bait would have been in it's mouth. How on earth did it manage to unhook itself. Hrrrmmm......
Anyway, we are planning for another trip this weekend. Hopefully this time everything turns out well enough. Hrrmm.... Till then.... Stay tuned.....
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Last weekend, one of my regular fishing kaki (I shall not drop names, you know who you are. Here is a clue though , DHL), called me up and asked me to join him fishing in Lukut. Since I was tied down with work and I was feeling kinda tired, I told him to carry on. I did try to tell him not to go fishing in Lukut. For your information, when I say fishing in Lukut, it means kelong fishing in Lukut. Since he would be going fishing alone, I thought it wasn't a good idea to be fishing from the kelong. Ponds, lake or rivers would be fine but not kelong. What if anything happens while you are out fishing? Ok..ok... let's carry on with the story.
He starting fishing at about 6.00pm I guess. He did call me to BRAG about how he was all alone in the kelong and that he had the whole kelong by himself. He started to imagine the fishes that he would be catching and the fun that he will be having. He was trying to make me jealous.
The first sign of trouble came at about 7.30pm I think. He called me up to complain that the kelong had only one light functioning. All the other lights were not working. Oh...ohhwww..... smells like trouble....
Then at about 10.30pm I called him up to check on him and to check on his catch. So far according to him he caught a swordfish (todak) and some strange fish. He said the fishes were not biting. Something wrong perhaps.....??
At about 2.00am I called him up once again just to check on him. After all he is my DEAR cousin and my fishing kaki, so it is my responsibility to check on him. I though he already left the kelong because he said that the boatman would be picking him up at about 12.00am. Guess what..!!! He was still stuck on the kelong. He started to shout and swear in the phone. He was saying that the boatman was supposed to comes at 1.00am and he has been trying to call the boatman since 1.00am. No answer. Sleeping I guess. Tried calling about 100 times according to him. (Fishermen are the greatest liars, after LAWYERS). I was laughing over the phone. There was nothing much that I could do except sympathizes with him. Isk..isk..isk... KESIAN...!!!!
I didn't wanna talk long with him on the phone, he wanted to save his battery.
Shortly after hanging up the phone, I received a messgae form him.... Guess what...!!! The generator had died.. no petrol... hahahhahaha.....
I think he finally went back at about 3.30am. Pity him...
Moral of the story : Don't be an IDIOT. Safety first.
Saturday, September 03, 2005
- Talk about changing spots.
- Prepare another rod while one is out.
- Lay your rod down unsecured.
- Go for a sandwich.
- Start to pull the boat anchor.
- Crack open your first beer.
- Crack open your last beer.
- Take notice of the chick on a passing boat, bank or beach.
- Watch others fishing.
- Start reeling in your lines at going home time.
- Give your fishing rod to a female companion or child to hold.
- When your landing net is out of reach.
- When you have cast your line over an obstruction.
- When you line has drifted into impossible weeds.
- When you turn to look at the sunrise or sunset.
- Decide that you need to take a leak.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Sharma In Action
Navin Chilling In The Shade
Father and son team in action.
May fighting with the unknown
Quite a good fishing trip we had. Although the catch were not as much as we anticipated, overall we had a good time fishing.
Details of our fishing trip
- Place : Kelong Fauzy, Lukut
- Start Date : 28 August 2005
- Start Time : 9.30 am
- End Date : 28 August 2005
- End Time : 7.00 pm
- Baits used : Dead prawn, fish, squid (sotong), pumpun, live bait (Selar Kuning and some unidentified fishes)
- Number of rods : Sharma : 3 rods, Navin : 3 Rods, Jeishen, May & Sivan Uncle : A LOT of rods
- Persons fishing : 5 (Sharma, Navin, Jeishen, May & Sivan Uncle)
- Total Catch : Roughly around 15 sizeable fishes that we brought back and 30 fishes that we released back into the sea.
I don't wanna go into detail on the fishing that we did. There was nothing that was out of the usual. We did catch a few strange fishes though. Anybody care to identify them to me? Kinda leave a comment and please help specify the type of fish. We are at a lost.
Strange Catch No. 1 (Front View)
Strange Catch No. 1 (Side View)
Strange Catch No. 2
Strange Catch no. 3
Stay tuned for my next posting. I will be writing about the new fishing gears that I have recently acquired.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
- Fishing rod x 2
- Reel x 1
- Super strong line
- Any other item deemed necessary by the crazy fisherman.
Knowing me, I SERIOUSLY doubt the above mentioned items will be the only items that I will be buying. I might end up with lots of other unnecessary items. Well see lah how it goes. Say tuned for pictures and technical specifications of the items that i bought.
My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it. ~Koos Brandt
Monday, August 22, 2005
Life is unfair. So very Unfair. On the day that I was unable to join my cousins for fishing. (Refer to Oh...!!! The agony...!!!), that is the day they come back home with a bumper harvest of fishes. Just have a look at the photos.. I am SOOOO VERY JEALOUS...!!!!!!!
I received the photos this morning over the phone. Jeishen sent it to me using MMS. I was driving when I received the messages sent to me. Imagine my HORROR when I saw the photos. If I could kick myself in the ass, I would have done so.
On the bright side, There are many fishes in the sea rite, so no point crying over split milk. What is done, is done. Plus FAMILY is much more IMPORTANT than fishing.
Next week however, I WILL get my vengeance. I'm planning to get 2 more new fishing rods and one new reel. Still undecided on the length of the rod yet. I have a 6'6" rod. I'm planning to get an 8' rod and a 12' rod if possible. Once I get my hands on the rods I will publish it in the blog. stay tuned to see my latest gears.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
I'll post details of their fishing accouter once I have heard the complete story from them. I have verify their story before publishing it. Well you know what they say about fishermen, "the size of the fish grows by an inch every time the story is being told". So, once I have verified it you will definitely be hearing from me soon.
Saturday, August 20, 2005
A collection of quotes on fishing.
- Fishing is the sport of drowning worms. ~Author Unknown
- May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing
- Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. ~Author Unknown
- There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process. ~Paul O'Neil, 1965
- There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. ~Steven Wright
- The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ~John Buchan
- You will find angling to be like the virtue of humanity, which has a calmness of spirit and a world of blessing attending upon it." ~ Izaak Walton
- Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. ~ Jimmy D Moore
- Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God. ~ Tony Blake
- And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. ~Mark 1:17
More to come. stay tuned people.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
There are a few words that can describe what me and my cousin Navin felt that night.
- F**KED UP
- STUPID ASSES
Wondering what I'm talking about? Here are the nitty gritty details.
- Place : Marina World Resort, Port Dickson
- Start Date : 13 August 2005
- Start Time : 8.00 pm
- End Date : 14 August 2005
- End Time : 4.00 am
- Baits used : Dead prawn, fish, squid (sotong), pumpun
- Number of rods : 5
- Persons fishing : 2 (Sharma & Navin)
- Total Catch : 1 fish (gelama), 1 crab.
I guess you can roughly figure out why we felt the way we felt. Imagine this; sitting for 8 freaking hours fishing, with a total of 5 rods in the water and all you have to show after all that is ONE miserable gelama fish and ONE crab. Even the crab was a fluke shot. It got tangle in the line while trying to steal the bait from the hook. The whole fishing experience was strange. Kinda weird you know. Maybe it was due to the Hungry Ghost Festival.
Why strange you might ask. Here's why... We had a total of 5 rods in the water. Strangely, we were not getting any bites. No movement whatsoever on our rods. We had bells on the tip of our rods which would sound at the slightest disturbance on our lines but the bells were eerily silent. It had me thinking that maybe fishing during Hungry Ghost Festival was not the right idea. It was as if the waters of Port Dickson was without fish. There was this one time, I reeled in my line after about 30 minutes of cast and guess what..!! The damn bait was still hooked onto the hook. No disturbance at all. No indications of small fishes biting into the bait. Funny eh.
Even the tides were funny that night. According to the tide table that we had, the time was suppose to come in at around 7:00 pm. Guess what, the total opposite happened. Instead of tide coming in, it was going out. Then at about 12:00 am the tide started to come in. That was when Navin got his gelama. The fish was landed at about 12:40 am after a brief fight. The both of us were pumped up after that catch. We were hoping to land more fishes. Sadly though, that was all the action that we had that night. Everything became silent after a while. No more biting, no more casting. We basically sat there and started to enjoy the beer that we brought. And then the strangest thing happened.... We saw the time going out again. At about 2:30 am the tide started to go out again. Strange huh. Something fishy (no pun intended) was going out.
Finally after spending 8 freaking hours of casting in the deep blue nothing we decided to call it a day. We had enough fishing for the day. Maybe next week we will try our luck again . Maybe by then, the Hungry Ghost would have eaten enough and let us catch some fishes.
"One Cast, One Tug, One Strike & A Mighty Fight"
Monday, August 15, 2005
- One Fathom Bank. *Highly Recommended
- Pulau Sembilan *Highly Recommended
- Sun Vista Ship Wreck *Highly Recommended
- Hutan Melintang *Highly Recommended
- Pulau Angsa. *Highly Recommended
- Secret Lubang, Straits of Malacca. *Highly Recommended
- Kelong Fauzy, Lukut
- Marina World Resort, Port Dickson
- Sungai Pelek
- Pulau Indah Jetty
- Desa Sportfishing Pond (paypond)
- Pulau Indah Paypond (paypond)
- Bagan Lalang, Selangor
- Batu Caves ex-mining pond
- Ex-mining ponds around Bukit Beruntung
- Sea Lion Pond, Klang (paypond)
- Lighthouse area, Port Dickson
- Kampung Timah, Rawang
- Angler's Paradise, Pulau Indah
- River in Banting, Selangor
- Ex-mining pond in Rawang
- Subang Jaya Lake
- Sg. Buaya (paypond)
- Hulu Langat area (payponds)
- Taman Cuepacs, Cheras (paypond)
- Pulau Penyabong
We can help to organize a trip especially to the ones that we strongly recommend.
We are a bunch of crazy fishermen (and woman) who regularly go out fishing. We are all from around Kuala Lumpur. We usually do our fishing during the weekends.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest welcome to anyone out there who would like to join us fishing during the weekends.
Most of the time we do shore or river fishing. Once in a while we would venture out to the sea. Do feel free to join us.
Below are the list of active (and inactive) of Team Crazyfisherman.
- Sharma aka Krazie Fishie (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Navin aka Mr. DHL
- Jeishen aka Lou Gong
- May aka Lou Gee
If anyone out there who wants to join us for fishing, or you have problems in making up the numbers for a fishing trip. Please drop me a line. I'm looking forward for your mail...
I have decided to start this blog to share my knowledge in fishing (talking as if professional angler). This is gonna be a fun blog, nothing serious. I'm gonna share with you my adventures and misadventures during fishing. Hope some of it will be a valuable lesson for the other fishermen out there. Maybe my blog will inspire non-believers into embracing a new passion called FISHING..
Stay tuned for more updates to come. Let me end this blog with a saying that my dear sister shared with me today.
"Fishing Is One Jerk Sitting On One End, Waiting For Another Jerk On The Other End"