Posting on behalf of speedway (Pat) cos' his PC is out of order.
Well for me personally - it's a warm-up for the Trikora trip that's coming up soon. Decided to join some of my old kakis (just 3 of us) for a short 6.5 hr trip. The only die-hard handline fisho was Fred.
Departed from Pandan Loop at 9 am, with skipper Ah Leng. My first time with this skipper.
The day started off really well with Pat and myself landing the first 2 groupers at the 1st spot (9.40 am).
Well will keep this CR short, all in all it was quite a productive day. Although you have to really look after your rods - drift fishing covers more ground. Skipper was really hardworking changing spots frequently as soon as bite rate stopped.
I personally landed 4 groupers and 3 small ones below 500 gms were released.
The total haul for the 3 of us:-
Grouper : 7 pcs ranging from 600 gm to 2.0 kg by Pat & myself
Snapper (Ang Cho) : 5 pcs - 400 gms to 1.0 kg by Fred and Pat
'Timun' : 3 pcs - 500 gms to 1.0 kg by Pat and skipper
Sweetlip (Kaci) : 1.5 kg by Fred
Fingermark bream (ACK) : Quite a number, but released due to size
Last but not the least - Mr Arumugam : 5 pcs - all released. Damn they are everywhere! My personal observation
The boat is basic - no toilet. And getting onto the boat is challenging too. Light gear recommended. Bring lots of sinkers!
Attached some pics, apologies for the resolution - taken by cellphone camera.