It’s been awhile since I last launch. Which I reckon was during the family retreat. Anyway my regular partner Don is unable to launch today as he had some MAJOR LIFE TURNING EVENT happening! Congrats bro! Nonetheless, Jeff and myself headed out to sea to reccee new spots.
We grab our baits 500grms worth of life prawns and realized that we had limited ammo due to the size of the prawns!
It was at least 2 times the normal bait size prawns that we normally used. I reckon due to that alot of the smaller fishes were apprehensive into taking the bait.
As we were reccee and moving off.. My sounder showed a nice 5 ft drop. Instantly as I passed it. I used my Mark 4 capability of a trackback function to lock down it’s exact GPS location so that I return to the spot later. However we tested the drop for a mere 5mins and we had little nicks here and there.
We pushed on and wasted about 1hr with no fish or spots and headed back to the new drop.. Down went the prawns and almost quiet immediately, I had a slight knock but nothing positive. I looked over to Jeff and notice that his tip had dip 3 significant times before he set the hook. This time, his yak was been towed. We realized that it was a big one!
I shouted from a distance.. “Maybe it’s a big SENG!!” and laughed away evilly..
After a short tug a war. It was showing some color. Brown/Chrome and long! The horrible image of a big seng came to Jeff’s mind. Then!!! We spotted a nice black spot at it’s tail! WHAT!! Jeff shouted “Taiwan Ngor!”
Carefully playing and landing it. In all it’s glory. A massive 5lb Taiwan Ngor was landed. The first I’ve seen landed in Singapore Waters. The fight was intense even as a by-stander point of view.
Here’s the happy angler of the day!
Happy days!! At least we managed to lock down a new wreck location and the new drop all thanks to my new underwater eyes!