Friday, June 19, 2009

A grunt of luck

If you are wondering when I can start catching a decent fish..here it goes! A Javelin Grunter finally!
I caught 2 juvenile grunters each 6'' & 4''inches at pasir ris beach during a night time. I suddenly caught sight of my rod tip twitching madly. I began to tighten my reel tension and pulled hard before reeling in super fast. The feeling was abit unusual(i was expecting catfish again) and I thought my line had 'sungkut' while reeling halfway. I reduced speed incase the rod snap and then suddenly I felt it shaking again! Without 2nd thoughts, I reeled up furiously dying to know what was fighting beneath! With some effort, I finally land the creature safely on the rock.
An a beginner, I dunno what fish it was..meanwhile Mike who was guarding his rod on other end hurried to my side to help me unhook the fish and also wondering what it was. After some research back at home, came to know the specie is called Javelin Grunter!
Can't remember taking any pic but see another Grunter pic below on another day I caught at the same place. The smaller 1 is a Goatee Croaker. Sweet!


Pics of Past Catch

My first few catch was a disappointment..becus I caught only catfish..well it is common right?  But seeing a good fish hanging at the end of your line is certainly beyond words!

Can you guess the specie of the half eaten fish above? It is a Silver Biddy! I was too eager to taste the meat and forgot to take a pic before cooking. This cutie was caught during 11am at the east coast near jumbo seafood restaurant.

I got the actual fish photo from the internet for remembrance..i want more biddy:B

These are baby Ang Goh Li or called Treadfin. We caught at a secluded coral reef very near to Changi Naval Base. I finally remember to snap a few pics before they were sent to the steamer. I didn't catch it though...these were caught by our friend, Gab who stood stubbornly under the scorching sun with so much determination. Mike only caught few puffer fish and one ungrateful fish bit me while I was trying to unhook it.. I got startled and sent it flying in the air before it landed on the water with a loud splash. I was more in shock than in pain actually hahaha... Puffer fish got parrot-like beaks that are powerful and even have the ability to sever your fingers! Luckily, the bite was minor and there was not much bleeding.
Puffer fish, I am not going to touch you for a long time...

I love fishing

All these while,I feel guilty for neglecting my blog for such a long time so I finally uploaded all my pics from my camera to my pc. There are many pictures of fishes from the few trips wif Mike. Check it..