Sunday, November 30, 2008
Posted by tbyrodney at 6:40 PM
For the first time in my life, I went to area around Pulau Bai, Batu Sapi and also Pulau Nangka for fishing yesterday ( 29 November 2008 ). Departed from the jetty in Pasir Putih at 700am and went back at around 430pm. Went there on a 170hp speed boat with Jus, Painus, Azrim and the boatman himself. The speedboat was equipped with a fish finder. We used prawn, squid and basung as baits. Painus got the first catch of the day with an otik, followed by Azrim with a 200g or 300g red snapper. Those were the only catches we got in Pulau Nangka. Then, we moved to another spot, this time, I caught an otik. As the water was so muddy, we went to Pulau Bai. The excitement started when Jus caught a grouper weighing about 250g. Azrim, Jus and Painus caught a lot of gelama. Azrim also landed a 800g fish which I don't know what its name and accordin to the boatman, it was an expensive fish. As for me, with the title Raja Otik a few months ago, like usual, I caught a lot of otiks. The size of each otik got bigger each time I caught them. I also landed a very big manyung. It was more than 1kg. It was heavy and the catfish had no fighting spirit at all. With my 40lbs braided line and cheap seahawk reel, the feeling of fighting was not there. I should have brought along my 20lbs line. Besides otik and manyung, I also successfully landed a grouper which was about 500 to 600g. Didn't take a lot of photo as everyone was so busy with their spools and their rods.
Posted by tbyrodney at 11:36 AM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wong fished in Sandakan wet market again last night from 130am to 600am with Chu. Used tamban as bait and successfully landed a 1.5kg red snapper. As for Chu, he was there from 730pm to 600am. It was nearly 12 hours. He caught a 1.3kg sweet lips ( the local here called it ikan kaci ). According to Wong, the fish is priced at RM60/kg.
Chu's 1.3kg sweet lips.
Posted by tbyrodney at 10:55 AM
Friday, November 21, 2008
Chu caught this sea snake last night. Felt like pulling up a big rock. It was about 7 or 8kg according to the people there.
Posted by tbyrodney at 11:47 AM
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Went to search for the 'much-talked' Sugai Korek in mile 7. People had talked much about their experiences fishing for groupers, selongsong and even mangrove jack there. So, I went to mile 7 alone yesterday afternoon. Asked some of the villagers there. Managed to find the place in less than 30 minutes. It was a nice place to fish and it was actually not a river. As what I saw, I would rather say that it's a pond. Will surely go there again.
Posted by tbyrodney at 1:24 PM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Planned to go fishing with Donny at 830pm. I was quite tired so have to cancelled it. He went to 'tembok' alone last night. He got only stone fish. Anyway, I've got a message from Wong that he caught a baby snapper and another 2 babies groupers at about 9 something. He was with Ah Wah. Fished in his favourite spot ( Sandakan wet market ) using handline with squid as bait.
Posted by tbyrodney at 6:29 AM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Fishing alone in Sandakan Navy Base from 345pm to 600pm. Not much expectation. Felt so boring at home. So, I decided to fish there no matter how the tide or weather would be. Got an otik ( like usual ), a big crab and a palm size silver bream.
My first catch. A big crab. It was quite heavy as I reeled in. I thought that I caught a plastic bag again.
My third catch. A small and cute silver bream.
My second catch was an otik. Released it back to the sea.
The big crab was ready to be eaten.
Posted by tbyrodney at 6:51 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Went to Sandakan Navy Base yesterday at 330pm to 600pm and also this morning at 530am to 1000am. Did some popping and casting with Donny. We claimed ourselves to be good citizen of Sandakan. We helped the MPS ( Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan ) to collect rubbish from the sea. I even got a baby's pampers and a lot of plastic bags while doing my popping. No sign of 'predator' at all. People who fished there got some GTs but maybe we were a little bit late. No more GT for us. Only rubbish, rubbish and rubbish.
Donny and I went fishing again just now at 830pm to 1230pm. We went to the spot behind Gentingmas Mall. It was our first time fishing there. Casted my line and in less than a minute, I caught an otik. We used prawn and tamban as baits. The sea was full of rubbish. A lot of wood, plastics and even logs. Caught 3 otiks and a manyung. As for Donny, he caught an otik and a small gelama. It's a day full of disappointment for me. Elysius was with us a little bit late. Like usual, he's the king of spreeding. He proved himself to be the king of spreeding with the result of in less than a minute, he caught 5 spreedings for Donny to use as live bait. As for Wong, like usual, he's in Sandakan wet market using handline. He caught a grouper there.
A 600 grams grouper caught by Wong.
Posted by tbyrodney at 3:58 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Planned to go fishing early this morning but I was unable to wake up. It was raining. Wong SMSed and phoned me several times and yet, I was still unable to wake up. At 700am something he SMSed and informed me that he caught a GT. It has almost been 3 weeks since he last caught a fish. The GT was about 600 grams. He was there in Sandakan wet market from 500am to 800am. He used tamban as bait. Although the GT was only 600 grams but the feel was like fighting with a 2kg ikan merah according to Wong.
Posted by tbyrodney at 9:54 AM
Friday, November 14, 2008
Went to Sandakan wet market at about 900pm fishing with Donny. Many people were fishing there at that time. There was not much room for us. So, we went to 'tembok'. We used not-so-fresh sotong as bait. I casted my 10 feet long and my other 6 feet long fishing rods. In less than 5 minutes, I felt strong nibbles with my 6 feet fishing rod. Caught a gelama..... I thought it was an ikan merah at first. We were there until 230am. Sadly, I've lost my size 7 and size 5 sinkers tonight. I've also caught a lot of plastic bags. It happened to Donny too. We spent our last 30 minutes popping but like usual, we didn't catch anything.
My new popper was stucked between the rocks there.
Posted by tbyrodney at 2:31 AM
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Posted by tbyrodney at 3:29 PM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The biggest kerapu ever caught by Donny so far. Not big but it was enough for the enjoyment of fishing.
Posted by tbyrodney at 10:19 PM
Sunday, November 2, 2008
The first catch of the day...my baby kerapu
Just last week, we went to Sungai Kayu to 'merambat' prawn. Me, Wong, Elysius and Wong's school's gardener. Trapped a lot of prawns, tiger prawns, belanak and even a selongsong. Although I didn't work as hard as them but it was so tiring.
Boat for rent. RM150 per trip. Maximum load, 15 people. How about that for a fishing trip?
White sandy beach in Felda Sahabat, Lahad Datu. Elysius took this photo. Planned to fish there during the year end holiday.
Posted by tbyrodney at 9:26 AM