Location: Sultan Shoal Jetty
Method: Surf Casting
Reel: Over 10 yrs old Shimano Holiday Spin XT 6000 (Never service before)
Rod: Pioneer Surf Cast Rod 10ft
Main line: 20lbs
Hook size: 4/0
Bait: Whole piece of kelong sotong
Result: Two hard pull with screaming reelâ€¦ leader line cutâ€¦ hook gone
2nd Attempt: Return with metal line with 4/0 hook attached to swivel
Bait: A slice of kelong sotong
Result: One hard pullâ€¦ bait gone.
3rd Attempt: Using similar method, cast back to similiar position.
Bait: Head part of a kelong sotong
Result: Nice bend on the rod accompanied by screaming reel...
Fight Duration: Est. 30 mins
Length: 4 ½ feet
Comments: Had a hard time bringing the fish out from the water, dragged it all the way from the jetty to the shore with the help of my uncle and cousin by hooking the fish with their fishing line. In the end use plier grab hold of the upper potion of the mouth and dragged it up onto the land.