What a way to end the last day of May 2010. A long awaited trip was planned and 3 friendly, fun-going, gentle anglers were out on their way for a short session of paddling and fishing.
The 3 consist of Jimmy, Merv and myself. We met up for the usual breakfast of roti prata and also ice milo. Soon, we found outside on the way to the launch pad.
After all the pumping was done.. Baits were split. Off we went. Jimmy was on his brand new Airis. With his Brand New Abu 2500c, Orange + Brand new Rapala rod <— Highly Recommend the rod. Really light good for luring long hours. Okie back to the report.
First into a fish was Merv, a nice tarpon followed by a Herring. Then it was quite quiet for abit. I then managed to land a small ACK on the live prawn which was released.
That was when Jimmy had secretly clipped on onto my kayak and requested to go out sea… So off I went paddling unknowingly he was 'Taggin' along. Just then, his drag went off and next thing we knew, his line was way back at shore! I thought to myself it can't be a rock right?? As if it was it would have long pulled off his line. It was only then I realized that Jimmy had clip himself to me! Classic Moment!
Just then from a distance, a huge jump was sighted in front of Merv, but he didn't know it was Jimmy fish that was on the line!.. Soon after about 3mins of cranking.. A beautiful Barramundi came up!! I reckon it was in the region of 3-4kg.
After a few photos, it was released to fight another day. So off we went off in search of a spot..
Our experience Merv then guided the way and anchored down with 2 of us clipping to him. Down our prawns went. Soon I had a bite which I manage to convert it a decent fish! A just nice table size chermin! Woot!
After that I decided to make a call to a client.. and Jimmy was into a fish!! And it was BIG ONE!!! … Towing his boat along and the rod almost bend double.. But alas.. the line had to snap!! Oh well.. try again mate 🙂
This time.. Merv was getting bites and stuff but somehow the fish tend to just miss the pointed hook all together
Jimmy was then into another fish again!! This time it was a chermin.. which a photo was taken promptly and the fish ‘released’ into the wild!
After this it went quiet for awhile and soon we all were been comfortable in our kayaks. Merv and myself had our feets in the water enjoying the day. Jimmy then commented ” Hey Mathew, don’t ever put your feet over the water, as your sole in the water is white.. It looks like fish.. Be careful, as Barracudas might whack it mistaking it for food!”… Merv and myself just laughed away.. little did we know what was going to happen..
Jimmy then just shouted for fun.. AH SENG ARR!!!! And mins later he had a solid fight on.. I then decided to leave him in a lurch and de-clip him!! Allowing him to be towed away!.. Suddenly the fight went dead and up came a freshly CHOMPED into half Chermin!!
Upon seeing this.. Up came our legs from the water!! LOL…
Soon we all had to go off as we had appointments with clients and love one..
Thanks guys for the wonderful day out.. Next time we learn a lesson. Never bring someone out who has new boat.. new rod and new reel LOL..