Friday, December 30, 2005

Fishing Terms Defined

Catch and Release - A conservation motion that happens most often right before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over a boat that has caught over it's limit.

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

Move to protect kelah

Move to protect kelah - By Rosli Zakaria (NST Online)

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

Catch Report : Desa Sportfishing Pond

Location : Desa Sportfishing Pond, Taman Desa, Old Klang Road.
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.

::..Posing with my catch..::

::..Nice and fat..::

::..Chilling in my cooler box..::

Monday, December 19, 2005

Dear Santa....

Dear Santa...
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

Why Is fishing better than sex?

  1. You don't have to hide your fishing magazines.
  2. It is perfectly acceptable to pay a professional to fish with you once in a while.
  3. 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.
  4. Your fishing partner doesn't get upset about people you fished with long ago.
  5. It's perfectly respectable to fish with a total stranger.
  6. When you see a really good fisherperson, you don't have feel guilty about imagining the two of you fishing together.
  7. If your regular fishing partner isn't available, he/she won't object if you fish with someone else.
  8. Nobody will ever tell you that you will go blind if you fish by yourself.
  9. 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.
  10. There are no fishing-transmitted diseases.
  11. If you want to watch fishing on television, you don't have to subscribe to nasty channel.
  12. Nobody expects you to fish with the same partner for the rest of your life.
  13. Nobody expects you to give up fishing if your partner loses interest in it.
  14. 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

Angling Code of Conduct

The angling code of conduct is based on consideration for the environvent and other people. Only stupid anglers abuse the code - Don't be one of them!

Code of Conduct is as follows:
  1. Respect all plant and animal life.
  2. Dispose of litter properly.
  3. Follow local fishing regulations.
  4. Release fish you will not eat.
  5. 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

Unexpected Offer..!! - OFB Part II

Guess what? Some truly unexpected happened. Our tekong form the previous One Fathom Bank trip called Navin up and offered us something that we couldn't resist. the tekong offered us 24 hour of fishing for only RM 150.oo per person. Good eh...

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

My Equipments - Fishing Rods

  1. Shakespeare “Connoisseur”
    Model : SC 662
    Action : Medium Light, Fast Action
    Line Weight : 8 – 15 lb
    Length : 6’6” (2 pieces)

  2. Fenwick “Fenjig”
    Model : FJ 70H – 2 A
    Lure Weight : ¾ - 3 oz
    Line Weight : 5 – 15 lb
    Length : 6’6” (2 pieces)

  3. Abu Garcia “UltraCast”
    Model : UCS802H A
    Action : Heavy Fast Action
    Lure Weight : 110 – 140 g
    Line Weight : 17 – 40 lb
    Length : 8’ (2 pieces)

  4. Lemax “The King”
    Model : FK-2S-80MH
    Line Weight : 10 – 30 lb
    Length : 8’ (2 pieces)

  5. Figo “Jupiter Safari”
    Model : JSA 902MHS
    Line Weight : 12 – 40 lb
    Length : 9’ (2 pieces)

  6. 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)

  7. 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

One Fathom Bank – Catch Report

Location : One Fathom Bank
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)

The night before the fishing trip, I was supposed to be tying my rigs and hooks, but instead of doing so, I was out with Navin. We were at Fisherman’s Wharf having a few drinks, talking about the fishing we would be doing and shooting some darts. I finally got back home at about 1:30 am and only then that I started to do my rigs.

The next day (21/10/2005), I had to wake up early. I was supposed to meet the others in Taman Desa at 8:30 am. After a quick breakfast, I proceeded to Navin’s apartment. As usual, all of our fishing trip never seems to start on our intended time. Jeishen was late and we had to take a slight detour to Shah Alam before proceeding to Tanjung Harapan.

We arrived at the Tanjung Harapan jetty at about 10:00 am and after unloading all our fishing gear from the car and loading them onto the boat, we finally made our move at about 10:45 am. The ride there was quite ok I guess. Not too bumpy. Our boat had three 60 hp outboard engines and halfway through our journey, one engine just died. Uhh… oooww…. Anyway, thank God that nothing bad happened. We did get a little scare, thanks to the Royal Malaysian Customs. While we were on our way to OFB, we saw a small boat headed towards us at full speed. We asked the tekong what boat was that and he said it was the Royal Malaysian Customs chasing us. Nothing to worry he said.

We arrived at OFB at around 12.30 pm and we immediately started jigging using Apollo from the boat. Jigging was fun and every time we put our Apollo jig in the water, we would end up with a minimum of at least 3 fishes. We kept the fishes alive as we intended to use it later as life bait for bottom fishing. May and Jeishen we feeling kinda wozzie due to the rocking of the boat. They were both feeling seasick. We wanted to go onto the lighthouse as soon as possible but were unable to do so. One of the reasons was that there was a Malaysian Marine boat which was at the lighthouse. According to the tekong, the marine guys change personnel every 10 days and today happened to be the day that they change shift. As long as the boat was at the lighthouse, no one else can go on the lighthouse. Another reason why we couldn’t go onto the lighthouse was it because of the tide. When we arrived there, it was low tide and our boat was too small to be ‘parked’ at lighthouse. The tekong did try to ‘park’ the boat but ended up smashing the boat against the beams of the lighthouse jetty. There was another boat, much bigger and made from wood which arrived shortly after our failed attempt at parking the boat. The bigger boat managed to park at the lighthouse. Our tekong then proceeded to tie his boat to bigger boat and we all had to hop from our boat to the bigger boat. Only then we could board the lighthouse.

Once we were on the lighthouse, there was a little bit of drama going on. Our tekong neglected to inform us that the lighthouse was undergoing some renovations, thus the rooms couldn’t be used. Everyone was feeling a bit upset and some even wanted to back that very evening. After much deliberation and talking we decided to make do with what we had and rough it out.

After that little incident, we quickly rigged our gears and proceeded to do some Apollo jigging. Some of the sizeable fishes were quickly thrown into the cooler box and some we used as life bait. We were having a whale of a time. We were getting hookups after hookups. We were filling up our bait box as well as our cooler box.

At about 4:00 pm, our tekong asked us if we wanted to fish from the shipwreck. Navin and myself jumped at the opportunity; hoping to catch monster fishes. The others decided not to follow up, instead, they opted to fish from the lighthouse. Before leaving, the both of us were already imagining the fights that we will be having at the shipwreck.

We arrived at the shipwreck and wasted no time. We immediately started jigging for bait fish. After getting a few bait fishes, we then proceeded with bottom fishing. There was another boat beside us who were also fishing at the shipwreck. Navin who was busy jigging away on his Abu Garcia rod, suddenly gave a shout. His Fenwick rod, which was placed in the rod holder was twitching away wildly. He had a fish..!!! He quickly passed his jigging rod to me and proceeded to play with the fish that was on the Fenwick rod. After about 5 minutes, he landed the fish. It was an ikan jenahak. (He claims it to be. But after checking out, it could be a jenahak or tanda. The English name for the fish is either Onespot snapper; Lutjanus monostigma or dory snapper; Lutjanus fulviflamma). About 15 minutes later he had another hook up. The way he reacted was as though he had a 10 kg fish hooked up. He was pumping his reel and at the same time was getting prepared to land the fish. It was one hell of a fight. He took almost 10 minutes to land the fish. The fish was a rather feisty little fella. It was swimming all over the place. When Navin finally managed to land the fish, our tekong and myself had a good laugh. Instead of a 10 kg fish, the fish he landed barely tipped the scale at 1 kg. It was another jenahak (benefit of doubt given to him). We fished at the shipwreck until about 9:00 pm. There was no more action after the 2 hook ups that Navin got. As for me, I didn’t manage to land anything. A few bites here and there but no hook up.

We returned to the lighthouse, but instead of going up to fish, we opted to fish at another location. The reason why we returned to the lighthouse was to get some bait. After getting our bait, we made our way to the old lighthouse. After setting anchor, we started to fish. The current was VERY strong, and the waves were quite rough. We were already felling a bit wozzie from the tumbling in the sea. Almost had seasickness… but being true fisherman, we were able to steady ourselves. We had hoped to land some monster fishes at the old lighthouse but I guess lady luck wasn’t on our side. We were not even getting any nibbles on our line. The sea was getting rougher, up to the extent that we were unable to stand to cast our line. The boat was rocking like a rocking chair. Damn..!!! What a wrong decision we made in deciding to fish from the boat. Then at about 3:00 am the worst possible thing happened. IT STARTED TO RAIN. Mind you, it wasn’t any normal rain. More like a thunderstorm. Bad enough we were stuck in the middle of the ocean in a small boat, we now had a thunderstorm in our hand to contend with. There was nothing else that we could do. We can’t fish, so might as well sleep. Quite comfortable though to sleep, feels like sleeping in a cradle. The boat was rocking and we just had to make do with whatever sleeping position that we could get.

We woke up at about 7:00 am and the first thing that we did after waking up was Apollo jigging. We were still hoping to catch the biggies that are lurking around the old lighthouse. NOTHING. NO BITES, NO HOOK UPS. We gave up on the location and decided to head back to the lighthouse. We are in for a big surprise.

Once we were on the lighthouse, imagine our horror when we saw the catch that Jeishen, May, Hari and Kavitha had. They had a red snapper, a few sting rays, and a lot of ikan gerut-gerut (saddle grunt; Pomadasys maculatus) and a bucketful or smaller fishes; namely selar kuning (Shrimp scad; Alepes djedaba). Both of us wasted no time and hoped to catch a few fishes before we leave the lighthouse. Our tekong said that we should leave by 10:30 am as the tide was going down. If the tide is down, we wouldn’t be able to board the boat; and the next time to depart will be at around 5:00 pm. Since Hari will be working later in the day, we had to leave by 10:30 am. Navin and myself were desperately trying our very best so catch a few more fishes before leaving. But then again, as usually with us, we didn’t manage to get any biggies. We only caught small fishes on our Apollo.

It was time to leave. We boarded the boat at around 11:00 am. We with a heavy heart, we left OFB. Navin and myself wowed that this would NOT be our last trip to OFB. There will be a second trip. When it will happen? Depends on our financial situation and time availability. This time, we will make proper research on the tides, weather conditions and wave conditions. When we go there the next time, I will definitely be fishing from the lighthouse. No more boat fishing for me.

We arrived back at Tanjung Harapan at about 12:30 pm. After unloading all our stuff from the boat, we took the opportunity to take some photos. We arranged all the fishes that we caught on the floor and took photos of the fishes. After satisfying ourselves with photos of our catch, we divided the fishes equally among ourselves. After a quick goodbye, we all headed back to our respective homes.

As a whole, it was an enjoyable fishing trip and we hope to do it again some other time.

For photos of our trip, go to

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

One Fathom Bank – Final Update before Departure

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 RodsFenwick 6’6”, Abu Garcia 8’, Figo 9’, Daiwa 10’
  • ReelsMitchell (65 lb braided line with spare 40 lb mono), Okuma (80 lb braided with spare 25 lb mono), Penn (25 lb mono)
  • RigsA few types of rigs meant for bottom fishing and surface fishing
  • HooksVarious size and types
  • WeightsVarious size (Ranging from size 5 – 10)
  • Swivel & ClipsSuper strong swivel (Can take up to 150 lb of load)
  • Apollo Jigsabout 15 packets (Size 6,7,8,10)
  • Metal Jigs60g, 80g and 100g jigs
  • Leader Linesmono leader (30 lb, 60 lb, 80 lb), wire leader (45 lb, 100 lb)
  • Fighting belt
  • Gaff
  • Gloves

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

Royally SCREWED thru the ASS

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Fishing Tips : Part 2 (Knots)

Here are some knots that I usually use. They are quite ok and quite strong. Give them a try.

Fishing Tip : Part 1

Estimation on Weight of Fish

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

Crazy Fisherman Photo Collection

Hye there fishing enthusiast and non fishing enthusiast. Do check out Crazy Fisherman's Photo Collection. This is where I store the pictures take during our fishing trips. Do have a look and don't forget to bookmark the page as I will be updating it every now and then. New photos will be added whenever I go out fishing.

"Even if you've been fishing for 3 hours and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you're still better off than the worm" ~ Unknown quotes

Friday, October 07, 2005

One Fhantom Bank Expedition - Updates

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

Expedition- One Fathom Bank / One Fathom Bank

Here is an excerpt of yet another e-mail that was sent to me today by Mr. DHL.

"Dear folks,

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,

Navin Panicker"

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.

Adios amigos....

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Fishing 4 Big

Here is an excerpt of an email that was sent to me today by Mr. DHL.

" 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.


Hehehehhe..... Okie then... bye......

Friday, September 30, 2005

Krazie Fishie's Theory of Fishing proven WRONG!!!

Remember yesterday's post? See Theory of a Crazy Fisherman. To prove that my theory was right, I went down to Pulau Indah in Port Klang to fish. I went down there to fish alone. After loading my fishing gears into my car, I started my drive down to Pulau Indah with much anticipation. Maybe this time without Mr. DHL around, I could get actually land a fish.

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.

"A fishing pole is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool on the other" ~ Samuel Johnson (English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784)

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Theory of a Crazy Fisherman

My hands are itching to wet my lines. Sadly, my regular fishing kaki Mr. DHL would not be available until the end of this week. The reason for this is because he has an exam coming up on Saturday and he has a lot of studying and revision to do. Being the kind soul that I am, I've decided not to bother him until he finishes his exams.
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

Krazie Fishie : How big was it?

Funny topic eh... Here is the story behind it. Me and my regular fishing kaki Mr. DHL, went down to Port Klang to fish. It was a pay pond which stocked up on saltwater fishes. From the pictures that was posted at the pay pond management office, it looked VERY promising. VERY...VERY...VERY promising indeed.
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?

NOTHING...!!!! TAK ADE...!!!! KOSONG...!!!! ELLEK...!!!! MEI YOW...!!!! ZERO...!!!! NIL...!!!! ZILCH...!!!! NAUGHT...!!!!

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.....

"Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes." ~ Don Marquis

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Passion or plain STUPID?

Hear ye... hear ye.... Do I have a story for you. Kinda funny too.
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

Fishermans Philosophy

A sure way to get a bite on a slow day is:
  1. Talk about changing spots.
  2. Prepare another rod while one is out.
  3. Lay your rod down unsecured.
  4. Go for a sandwich.
  5. Start to pull the boat anchor.
  6. Crack open your first beer.
  7. Crack open your last beer.
  8. Take notice of the chick on a passing boat, bank or beach.
  9. Watch others fishing.
  10. Start reeling in your lines at going home time.
  11. Give your fishing rod to a female companion or child to hold.
  12. When your landing net is out of reach.
  13. When you have cast your line over an obstruction.
  14. When you line has drifted into impossible weeds.
  15. When you turn to look at the sunrise or sunset.
  16. Decide that you need to take a leak.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Kelong Fishing

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 Catches

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.

"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of that which is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope"~Anonymous

Monday, August 29, 2005


Yeah....!!!! Last weekend was superb. I even have photo evidence this time. So stay tuned..!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

To buy or not to buy?

Wants :
  1. Fishing rod x 2
  2. Reel x 1
  3. Super strong line
  4. 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

Bumper Harvest...

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.

"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers." - Herbert Hoover

Tools of the trade.

Here is a picture of my fishing equipments.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Oh...!!! The agony...!!!

Due to some family commitments, I was not able to join my other fishing kaki for our weekly fishing trip. I was supposed to join them but due to last minute changes, I had to cancel the fishing trip and attend a housewarming function at my uncle's place in Seremban. Navin, Jeishen and May had a great time so I heard.
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

Fishing Quotes

A collection of quotes on fishing.

  1. Fishing is the sport of drowning worms. ~Author Unknown
  2. May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. ~Steven Wright
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. ~ Jimmy D Moore
  9. Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God. ~ Tony Blake
  10. 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

Hungry Ghost Festival..!!!!

There are a few words that can describe what me and my cousin Navin felt that night.

  3. F**KED UP

Wondering what I'm talking about? Here are the nitty gritty details.

  1. Place : Marina World Resort, Port Dickson
  2. Start Date : 13 August 2005
  3. Start Time : 8.00 pm
  4. End Date : 14 August 2005
  5. End Time : 4.00 am
  6. Baits used : Dead prawn, fish, squid (sotong), pumpun
  7. Number of rods : 5
  8. Persons fishing : 2 (Sharma & Navin)
  9. 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

Fishing Spots

Here is a list of fishing spots that we (either myself or Navin) have fished before. I can't really recall all the places. But I will update every now and then with more new places that we have explored.
  1. One Fathom Bank. *Highly Recommended
  2. Pulau Sembilan *Highly Recommended
  3. Sun Vista Ship Wreck *Highly Recommended
  4. Hutan Melintang *Highly Recommended
  5. Pulau Angsa. *Highly Recommended
  6. Secret Lubang, Straits of Malacca. *Highly Recommended
  7. Kelong Fauzy, Lukut
  8. Marina World Resort, Port Dickson
  9. Sungai Pelek
  10. Pulau Indah Jetty
  11. Desa Sportfishing Pond (paypond)
  12. Pulau Indah Paypond (paypond)
  13. Bagan Lalang, Selangor
  14. Batu Caves ex-mining pond
  15. Ex-mining ponds around Bukit Beruntung
  16. Sea Lion Pond, Klang (paypond)
  17. Lighthouse area, Port Dickson
  18. Kampung Timah, Rawang
  19. Angler's Paradise, Pulau Indah
  20. River in Banting, Selangor
  21. Ex-mining pond in Rawang
  22. Subang Jaya Lake
  23. Sg. Buaya (paypond)
  24. Hulu Langat area (payponds)
  25. Taman Cuepacs, Cheras (paypond)
  26. Pulau Penyabong
I know there is more but I cant seem to recall them. Anyway, if any of you need more information on these fishing spot, drop me a line at
We can help to organize a trip especially to the ones that we strongly recommend.

Team Crazyfishermen

Dear Reader,
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.
  1. Sharma aka Krazie Fishie ( or
  2. Navin aka Mr. DHL
  3. Jeishen aka Lou Gong
  4. 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...

Crazy Fisherman

A lot has been said about my passion for fishing. Some good, some bad. People have often asked me why do I spend hours basking in the sun, or spend hours of sleepless nights hoping to catch that elusive big one. Truthfully speaking, I ask the same question sometimes. Maybe it is the thrill of getting something unknown. Yeah, we all know that we fisherman go fishing hoping to catch a fish, but the thrill comes in landing the unknown. We do not know what is waiting for us at the end of the line.
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"