25 June 2008

MangKor VP (aka Mbax) Days Out @ Pulau Labu

Report by: Koay Kao

The days begin as usual, went to ciak roti bakar then makan TELOR 1/2 masak, plus a bungkus of Nasi Lemak lo...with some drinks la...

After that jalan straight to the boat lo...soon after loading, the boat zoooommmm pigi that Pulau eh....

But the angker say, 'Chui Boh Sui, Bottom 1st'

Then this happened....

Thank goodness, there was no berley....Thanks to Vonomin / Novomin...

However on the normal day, the mangkor guys would be just like this,

While practising mangkoring, .. then the following happened!!

From then, we sao tong (tutup kedai)....

end of story, by catching a barra ...

Boboi..Next Week You Free ahhh??

Report by: Bigbite88

Lannun : Sabtu depan lu senang ka?
Boboi : Senang...apasai?
Lannun : Jom tuas?
Boboi : ON!

It took us only four sentences in our conversation to determine my participation for this trip.Following reports of boats still being able to haul up Tenggiris in double digits numbers,it made me want to pay this place another visit despite the fact that the Tenggiri season was way over.

So off we went to Yan the very next week.We first met up at Lannun's place at 3 in the morning(yes!that very early!) because we had to leave the jetty early as the water in Yan was fast receding for that particular day.After meeting up,we then headed down to Sungai Petani Selatan's Pelita Nasi Kandar for a quick heavy breakfast to prepare ourselves for a long day ahead.

We reached the Yan jetty pretty early and we loaded our weaponries quickly onto the boat.We left the jetty at 6.30 a.m. to be exact.

Seen here.Kerbau and Keown(a.k.a Ayaak.He got two nicknames which really confuse us) doing the apollo jigging for Kembungs. The Cencarus were plenty and Talang Pandans were caught one after another.Sadly,the Kembungs were not around and that was bad news.Tenggiri's main diets were Kembungs and the failure to land any of this bait fish will greatly reduce our chances of landing a Tenggiri as the drifting technique was no longer applicable. All the Talangs were released as they were too small to be made into what ever form of dish.The catch rate of these two species were so good that we even joked that we should just remain at the unjam as our fishing spot for the entire day.We had 30 Cencarus or so before we finally decided to leave for our Tenggiri hunt.Another half an hour boat ride and we were already there at the fishing spot(the furthest unjam in Yan waters). It wasnt long before the action heats up.The boatman who quietly crept to the back of the boat had a vicious strike by Kembung casting and not long after that,he successfully landed a Tenggiri on his first cast.We at first wanted to appolo jig for Kembungs but we put our apollo setup aside to get a fair share of the Tenggiri actions. 5 minutes later,Latok and co's boat arrived.What the heck?Where they went?I thought they were behind us all these while and they should be reaching the unjam first as we had wasted quite sometime at the previous unjam for bait fishing. The fact was,although they were travelling at full speed,they left the jetty an hour later because the boatman has a pretty bad eyesight which he can't see well in the dark.The delay coupled with lack of knowledge of the Yan waters made them reach the designated spot a lot longer than us.I guess it's just another case of the blind leading the blind. So back to fishing.On my first cast as I was letting out lines,I could see that there was a sudden pull by the fish that made my line peeling out in a very fast speed.I shut my bail arm tight and gave it a good strike.Hook on!Moments later,I could see a slim profiled fish jumping off the water from far.It was a Singapore Marlin.Not the species we were targeting but at least it provided me some entertainment for the time being.The fish persistently jumped a couple of times before it broke free.There goes my fish!Oh well,it was just a Singapore Marlin so I couldn't give a crap about the loss. Not long after that,Lannun followed suit but he had a bust off from a Tenggiri.How the Tenggiri managed to cut the wire trace remains a mystery.

A few more casts and again,I could see my line peeling out fast again.Not wanting to lose another fish,I struck hard after I closed to bail arm.Line were peeling out as though it was not going to stop and the sound of my Tica Taurus 4000 screaming were so melodious.After a couple of minutes of tug-of-war,I finally single handedly landed this beauty. My previous encounters with Tenggiris on my previous trip was more like someone had a hook up,then the person would just pass the rod to me to have a taste of the fight.Therefore,this was another first for me. I held the fish in my hand and shouted,"LATOK!DONT ASK ME WHATS MY NAME!"(that was the favorite quote by Latok whenever he catches a fish). I remembered the look on his face so clearly.He could only smile to me as though he knew he was going to be owned by a kid by the end of the day.What a perfect way to start out the day with a Tenggiri of over the 5 kilos mark!

The Tenggiri by Lannun.By this time,Latok could only count his luck on why was he still not landing Tenggiris.He often calls himself the Mr-Always-Catch-Fish so obviously he needs a few fishes landed to live up to his name.He resorted to fishing for Kerisis and mind u,it was not a bad catch for him!5kg of Kerisis!Not one Kerisi weighing 5kg but probably around 20 of them added up to make the figure!

Soon it was lunch time.The boatman washed the Sotongs with seawater(Everything were washed using seawater including kitchen utensils that were previously used by past customers of their services.Hygiene wise,it was at its worst) that were to be added into the instant noodles that he was going to cook.To make things more interesting,he'll be adding my Tenggiri's egg roes. We were slurping here and there and even offered Latok our nice and salivating meal.Of course,he again had lived up to his name which was the Lansi Latok.He was at his usual self which he didn't even look at us or accept/decline our kind and lucrative offer.He had his back facing us all the time while we were fishing and as though the whole world were against him(Actually it was.Me,Choo and Lannun were giving him a torrid hard time.Hehe.).Oh well,it was good that he didn't take up the offer nevertheless.The less men,more share isn't it?

The boatman slowly cut up the Sotongs into bite sizes before chucking it in into the cooking pot.As you can see from above,the boatman was removing the Sotongs' skin.

After removing the skin,he proceeded to removing the inks.You wouldn't want these inks in your mouth as they taste really horrible!

Though these Sotongs were not the biggest,it still packs loads of "ammunition".Check out the inks that were removed from only one of the Sotongs.Imagine all these inks explodes in your mouth and I think that will be the very last time you will dine these tentacled creatures.

To wrap up our trip,Choo's persistent finally paid off.He had six hookups which he only managed to land his first ever Tenggiri on his very last hook up.To make up a rather interesting day for him,he had been despooled by a Sailfish in under 5 seconds!He was using a Shimano Technium 2500 when the Sailfish gave him no chance of reeling in even a centimeter of line.Had the Sailfish hit on my setup,I should be able to land it as I was using a heavier setup for the day.Again,Latok was left wondering,"What went wrong today?".What went wrong today was not really a big problem.The fact that he will be facing the rest of the Longkangers the very next day for the Air Itam Dam fishing will be a great test for him to face all the criticisms and discriminations.Guess what,I had finally seen this old man getting an egg from a trip! All in all,it was a very fun trip.The catch was not the best but the company was.We really enjoyed ourselves especially the humiliation that we gave Latok.That was the perfect revenge as we had suffered his criticisms whenever we go for a fishing trip with him.I guess God did the right thing to punish him for his naughty behaviors over the years. How did we actually fared?We had 4 Tenggiris altogether and Barracuda coupled with tens of Cencarus to be divided among us four on the boat.A good Tenggiri meal awaits us and we had already started planning for a second round to Yan again

18 June 2008

Boboi and Gang

Report: Bigbite88

Last week's I decided to bring my best buddies for fishing as they came back for holidays fr overseas...brought along few friends to fish at Kakilai. Enjoy some of the shots we managed to capture.

Soon...it was time for the feeding process...i thought the feeding process in bedong was brutal...this was MIND BLOWING!l arge kembungs being walloped in matter of seconds before these fish came back for more helpings...

Told Melven to give fly fishing a try...he was able to cast out the line just enough to put the fly right into the frenzy...after numerous failed hook ups...was rewarded with his first fish on fly...I think I managed to poison him into fly fishing..

Soon doctor racun came and joined us...cast a few times only...had a gt at the end of his line....I cast the whole day GT pun tarak...released the GT in the water...therefore no pic.

He went casting again after the release and again...dont know what racun he put on the fly that made him register a second gt hook up in less than half an hour...wa tak bleh tahan dah...asked him to let me fight. Fight fight then...."PAKKK!"...NO! thats nt the sound of broken rod!not so skillful like the antique bt it was the leader that gave way...doktor racun admitted he sabotaged me by not changing the tippet after the previous GT fight.

All the guys that went had no lures...so let them use my lures lo...used 3 ratlling lures that day...silver green,chrome black,red crawdad...only 1 survived...2 others became GTs' lip piercing accessories...slow hopping off the bottom...

14 June 2008

Orang Minyak Party Crashing

This union is love, true love.....Congratulations Orang Minyak and Mrs. Minyak on your wedding day.

09 June 2008

Lai Lai Lai to Kakilai - Part 1

Some rules to abide by when fishing for the GTs:

1. Single, barbless hooks only
2. Do not hold the fish by it's tail, bring a lipper, and support the belly
3. Limit photography time, as Pond GTs are NOT as hardy as their wild counterparts
and now back to work...i'm late by 7 minutes already
4. Have lotsa fun! and fun can only be shared when there's plenty to go round. so let's take care of the GTs and have a whale of a time!

And the next day...few others from LKG invaded the pond together with PMPP members.

06 June 2008

Lai Lai Lai to Kakilai - Part 2

Report by Dolah (In Bahasa Malaysia)Kami sampai awal 7.30 pagi dah ada kat pintu Kakilai, gate pun tak bukak lagi. Terpaksa talipon Ah Thong. Lima minit dia pun sampai. Ayat pertama dari Ah Thong..." Tak tau cikgu, nyok-nyok nak makan ka tidak..." Semasa berjalan keliling kolam ternampak beberapa ekor GT sedang berenang lemah, kulit badan macam berpenyakit. Ah Thong memang sedang susah hati...kalau ikan tak dapat menyesuaikan diri dengan keadaan air...mau mati semua. Rugi berbelas ribu katanya.

Saya yang memang dari awal mengharapkan spoon...balingan beberapa kali tiada sambutan. Tiba-tiba Takin dikejutkan dengan satu letupan betul-betul dihujung kaki...lain macam cara tarikan...HEAD SHAKE! Sah GT...Lure X-Rap SB 8cm. Lama juga perlawanan. Ingatkan GT kolam lemah, kuat semacam saja. Macam GT kat laut pulak. Ikan diangkat naik dan sepantas itu juga dilepaskan setelah diambil gambar.

Selang beberapa minit sekali lagi Takin dikejutkan, kes sama...ikan menyambar di gigi air. Pelik la pulak, apapasal makan kat gigi air. Saya yang berada agak jauh cepat-cepat mengarau lure supaya dapat mengambil gambar Takin, lure saya pulak yang kena betul-betul digigi air juga...hahaha, double hook-up. Lure Fat Rap Silver Blue. Seronoknya, kami berdua saja kat situ. Disebabkan kedua-dua kami digasak ikan maka kedua-dua ikan dilepaskan kembali tanpa mengambil gambar.

Aksi-aksi berikutnya menyaksikan banyak kejutan-kejutan dan letupan-letupan digigi air menyebabkan tali putus, klip terkangkang dan mata kail terbuka...

....pergilah, sebelum ikan di gasak oleh orang lain! Setakat pukul sebelas saya dan Takin hanya dapat menaikkan seorang tiga ekor sahaja. Jumlah strike memang tinggi. Terpaksa balik awal...Jumaat la abang!