It all started as early as Tuesday when I texted Don that the weekend was nearer and it’s time to go fishing! We looked forward for today’s short fishing trip with anticipation. However along the way, occupation hazard took it’s toll and I had to be at work till about 2am on Friday night. With only 3hrs of sleep I was hesitating to go fishing at all.
The dark force was telling me to pray for another rainy session so that I could sleep in! Before I knew it.. my alarm rang and I was up. Peering out of the window with the most certain instinct that it would rain .. BUT IT DID NOT!!!! A couple more sms was exchanged and off I went to meet Don.. Late but nonetheless the trip was on!
I arrived at Sembawang park at about 7am to see Don hard at work pumping up his AE Frame. Smiles & greetings were exchanged and before we knew it, we were both helping each other out with our kayaks down the beach and launch we go!!!
Armed with 300grms of prawns sponsored by Don we were on our way for a good day of fishing.. I hope LOL.. First spot, the place where I brought Wenlong to get his Ang Cho.. However no bites after 30mins and soon we went headed to the 2nd spot.
By that time the current has changed.. but after 1hrs we still had no bites at all! Just then, the clouds cleared up and the sun started to pour down those harmful rays on to our skin. And out of the blue.. from the corner of my eye, the unmistakable body of a Giant Herring exploded through the air, at least 2ft+ throwing the hook at the exact moment. Don was taken by surprise by the speed and power of them.
Motivated, he baited up and he was on the roll! Into the 2nd one almost straight away but lost it too. ‘3rd time Lucky Mate..’ I told him and he acknowledged. However after that it was quiet for another 30mins before I heard a faint shout from a distance. Don was been towed by a big fish..
From a distance I thought it was a huge mother snapper as no fish broke the surface. However went I got nearer to him.. It was a huge Giant Herring! After a tussle of about 4mins it was finally landed. Photo was taken and fish released!
The action died for awhile and soon I spotted a few of them cruising. Off my trusty prawn went in search of them.. In fact, the moment the prawn hit the water it was almost an instant hit. After a good 4 -5 misses, I finally landed one myself! Wooooo!!
Not to be out-beaten, Don had another few more misses I reckon at least about 5, before he finally manage to secure another beast from within!
Don then attempted to land one of those huge godzilla like herring on his super ultra light setup! 3 hits on it with one pushing his rod to the limit of almost an ‘O’ Shape was the result of his hardwork!!
However unfortunately, none was landed!… But to end things off, he also landed 1 small grouper and one snapper.
Soon it was time for us to paddle back and we met another kayaker out at sea on his StraitEdge. Nice meeting you Lance and I hope you did catch something on your trip 🙂