It has been a roller coaster ride this week. With the datelines of our projects all looming around everyone was working extra hard. Well before I know it, it’s the weekend. During the week, I decided to put as a joke on my facebook that I wished for a rod + reel for my birthday.. My lovely wife really then rallied my love ones and friends to get me that wish!! Thanks guys!!
On Friday, I was given time off by my boss as my birthday gift. I was due to fish on Friday but my wife was not too well so I postponed it to a Saturday.. A couple of SMS’es and I secured a fishing buddy for Saturday to a new spot 🙂 But before that, we went to the tackle shop to get my birthday gift !!
Got a new penn spinning reel + a relix spinning rod. Loaded with 20lb Power Pro. Not to mention a few jigs and a new fishing piler to boot. Not to mention the lady over the counter threw in a free Dry-Fit fishing shirt for me 🙂
Anyway back to fishing… I met up my fishing buddy JingWen at the said location at about 815am and soon we found ourselves paddling through the calm waters with a tail wind in the direction we were paddling… Which means… easy paddle time!! This trip was abit special as it was a long time since I went purely lure fishing on the kayak.. Look how light I was traveling today!
After a good 15mins of casting a distintive “WHooHooo!!!” was traveling into my left ear!! JingWen was into a fish and I caught a glimpse of the fishnet coming out! I paddled over for a photo and it was a nice size Mangrove Jack on a Alie Magnet Red Head lure!
Here’s Jingwen with his first Mangrove Jack on lure!
Happy Days!! At least we caught something! So I went over to another structure and cast over my Emperor Minnow.. Cast and it landed next to a structure nicely.. First Crank and it followed by a distintive Scream of a spinning reel!! Then it went slack.. >.< Arrrgghh it got loose I thought.. Then I remembered it might be swimming back at me therefore there is no resistance!!
I reeled back as fast as I could and true enough the new rod bend swifly with a huge weight at the end!!
I almost done a ‘ROOKIE’ Mistake!! I played the fish properly then and landed it successfully!! YES it’s my Birthday FISH done in on my new outfit by my friends and love ones!!!
Here’s the fish at the side of my kayak!
Here’s the SeaBass! All 3kgs worth of it!
Not long after Jingwen had another take and lost it unfortunately. It was almost the same size as well!
But then not to be outdone he managed another Kim 🙂
I then also had my last fish for the day before making our long paddle back to our launch site.
Here’s a shot of the fish in the water.
Here’s the Seabass just before it was released to grow for another day 🙂
And lastly, here’s the final catch together!
Thanks Jingwen for being the Pawan today and also for the company 🙂
Just a side note all the fishes were caught on lure 🙂
Tight lines guys till next time!