Last night, the attendance of 4 went to Farmway 3 without the kids. This included, Mark, Wailing, Sharon and Myself. The ladies, were chit chatting, while the men went fishing.
I was armed with my camoblue, short BC version + Abu Black Max. My brother was testing out his new rod and paired it with his abu elite I think..
Off we went luring.. within my 10th cast, I had a proper take at the extreme right of the pond, just slightly off the spinning wheels.. I held on tight, a little thumbing here and there, I managed to steer it away from the water pump.. As the fish, gulpped for air, and flip it’s body back, I saw a red tail!! I thought finally, the time has come for my first big red! Unfortunately, a sudden burst of speed into the pump it went. I thumbed the spool to stop it and PIAK!!! My main line broke!! >.<" Lesson learnt, when buying a 2nd hand reel from someone, even if it comes with braid line, just change to a new one….
Just as I went back to re-tie, my brother hooked up and landed a small chao praya with ease on his new rod but he forgot to take a photo. Nonetheless, the night cont. to give us quite a few good fishes + fight. My brother managed to land another 2 more fishes.
Mark's 2nd fish caught for the night.
Mark into the 3rd fish.
Mark with his 3rd fish.
Shortly after, all hell broke loose on my end, when I hooked up a monster.. This was when I realised, my rod i built was alright. However, I would definately need my Abu2500c for the pond instead of the blackmax. The fight went to and fro for a good 15mins…
Here’s my rod flexing,
Here’s me Monkeying around and getting abused.
However, maybe I was doing the same mistake again by thumbing the reel.. PIAK went the line.. The monster of the deep disappeared in front of me. A glimpse earlier by my brother and myself concluded the fish was a huge Chao Praya, at least a good 30kgs worth.. >.<..
Oh well till the next time again. However in the end, at least my brother was happy with the rod I built it up for him.. With ample lifting power to tame the beast 🙂
Till then.. Tightlines.