CR: 1.5kg Grouper
Cast towards island from Ponggol MarinaCaught with Century Tip Tornado Super Match rod.
Upon reaching ponggol marina with my closed group of friends. Everybody was busy setting up their rods. As usual, my style of setting up upon reaching the fishing spot, I took my own sweet time rigging up my rods again.
I will always carry the Zziplex Primo Lite and Century Tip Tornado Super Match for fishing. They both will serve different purposes. For example, the Primo Lite will be the rod to cast the 100gms with 2 hooks, apollo style on an Abu 6500 with 12lbs on 50lbs shock leader. This is to target pelagics and smaller species only since the hooks were pretty small in size. But it is also capable of landing biggies in the right hands.
The Super Match will be the big bait and I mean big game on surf rod. Casting only big bait fish, chunk or fillet of fish meat or squid. Usually coupled with a high speed, powerful and smooth drag Daiwa SL 30 SH for easier handling to avoid snags. Loaded with 33lbs Sufix Synergy without shock leader for normal casting style on a size 6 teardrop sinker.
I wasn't expecting the Super Match to catch on the grouper when I was holding the Primo Lite in my hands for immediate response to fish bites. As it was mended to be a big game fishing rod, it is supposed to strip line on the long run. Instead, the rachet went clicking for a few second only.
I knew it wasn't a standard sized fish at the end of the line on the Super Match given the behaviour of the rachet clicking. Hences, I took my time retriving the Primo Lite which was holding on my hand.
Anxiously, Neil Daneil spotted my slow reaction on the line out. He shouted at me, rushing me to react faster to the Super Match.
At that time, I was still telling myself that it's just a small one and need not rush myself into it. If it would to throw out the hook, then let it be as its just a small one.
Upon picking up the Super Match and started cranking, it went all the way left despite the current going right. There, I know that it must be something of reasonable size, say 2kgs and above but I didn't knew what it was until it came back to me. A nice 1.5kgs grouper!!!
Never know that the grouper actually took the bait on the Super Match instead of the Primo Lite. It would have provide great fun on the Lite if it wasn't caught on the Super Match.
What a day.....