Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sg. Belat /Kg. Belukar Section

22May 2010
Tide: 2.7 meter at 1609 hours

The weather for the whole week was not really good. There were showers almost everyday.
But plan was made, no matter what, we gave it a go.
This time, Sarul and Ostad agreed to tag along.

Row Power..

Gerut were super plenty

Ostad And Sarul


As expected, there were few small size prawns caught. The water condition was not really good. BabyFace took all the fish home.

Trip 2
30 May
Tide :3.2 meter at 1135 hours

The weather was fine and we enjoyed ourselves landing prawns after prawns...

and ohhh, we rented an outboard motor too so we don't have to paddle like vietnamese immigrants. This was my first experience operating an outboard motor. Scared for a few minutes, but then i really enjoyed it and now I'm addicting to it. It cost RM30 more with extra tank of petrol (4L).

The water quality was fine. Bface even landed a freaking CRAB.


CatFish. Caught using my Surecatch Super Ultra Light Rod meant for prawns.

Tiger Prawn does exist in Sg. Belat

Parked. Need to take a leak. We did it in a proper and civilized way.

The catch. More than a kilo measured using my wife's bathroom scale.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tanjung Lumpur's Bridge/ Sg Belat Trawler Factory

Madi told me a long time ago, he caught his 1st silver barra (in Kuantan) just under Tangjung lumpur's Bridge using ' udang pasar'.

It is the mighty Sungai Kuantan Estuary.. a kilometre away from the open sea and I had bad experiences with kuantan river. I don't have good catch here!!! I fish here since I was a kid, The duris dan sesirats are plenty and having them on your hook can really spoil your day.

But, what the hell. I gave it a go along with babyface and big joe.

In the end.... still, we landed a bucket full of sesirats

* Sesirat- a type of eel
* Duri - a type of cat fish

On the way home, we stop at Kg. Kurnia to search for 'rent a boat' service. There are at least 3 operators we came across.

We decided to return here again next week for giant prawns.
In the meantime, lets pray the weather next week will be ok and the prawns are in their feeding mood.

Sg Belat Trawler Factory
The making of a Trawler. We were amazed, stunned and happy to see such thing exist in Kuantan. It is a work of art and perfection.

The green and brown trawlers are brand sparkling new... while the blue one on the left are docked for refurbish process/ repairing.
Those wooden boxes are filled with concrete. Maybe, for anchoring.

We cannot stay long as there were dogs and it started to rain as well. Our trip here will never be forgotten.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Seberang Balok - The return

It was Sunday, clear sky and we were bored to death. We ended up at Seberang Balok leaving our wives and kids with not so sweet smile at home.
Bottom? Yeah, we were too lazy to do anything else as it was so hot to be in the open.
News papers, cold cendol drinks, music from the RM2k sound system (Blasting Janis Joplin, MotorHead then Marylin Manson) and away from wives. We called it Heaven.

The water was black and murky and at its lowest level. The tide was slow, and so did the fish appetite.

Tired of waiting,I grabbed my casting set and start to blind cast .Almost 2 months of practice, I seemed can control the backlash and know how to set the magnetic brake as well as using my thumb as a brake. But it was very hard to cast precisely at the tight places. It ended up in the tree.

It was my favorite lure by strike pro. So, using an an old technique I learnt few years back, I tried to salvage the lure but failed.
Big Joe came to help. Hurt himself in the process. The sharp hook penetrated deep into his finger. It was not a barbless hook. So you can imagine yourself the screaming and cursing involved.

Top Water red/white Strike Pro Lure. I bought it 2 years ago and it is my favorite.

The only Fish we caught that day.

All the baits we brought, was given to this 'samseng' fella.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fishing Bloopers

This is funny.

enjoy the clip......... ha ha ha

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kenyir's Titanic

I saw many people doing boating activities, not wearing any life-jacket.

I'm doing the same thing too. whenever, i went to sg belat, the life jacket becomes my butt's padding.

It is plain stupid.

It is different here in Kenyir. The visitors and the boatmen normally put on their life jackets. It is automatic.
May be, because of the hidden danger of the submerge logs and the volume of the waters, it creates fear and force people to put on their life jacket.

The boathouse, once it parked and anchored, it wont sail away unless for the reasons of safety or heading home. That is why, each boathouse is equipped with at least 2 speedboats.

It's then up to you to explore the place and searching for promising spot. The boatmen really dont care about how you operate the speedboat as well as how good you are navigating without getting lost. They really don't care if you fill the boat with 12 people while it should be 3. And i dont know why. May be they want the costumers to think and act like adults and take care of their own safety.

But few don't!!!!!

and this is what happen when you failed to think straight.

We were preparing to head home when it's happen.

It happen because of overloaded. 4 adults took a boat ride. 1 of them is super over weigh sitting at the bow of the boat. Very bad decision. I'm not blaming the man for being fat. But you should know better. The boat can float, but once you open the throttle, the drag will pull the bow down. If the bow is under weigh, water will start pouring in and that what was happen .
Lucky for them, they put the life jacket on. They lost all the rods and reels, tackle boxes, baits and a couple of digital cams .
( this is the reason i don't bring mine when i went out boating)
They also lost they machoness. I really felt sorry for them.
In the panic, they tried to salvage the boat. If i were them, I will swim to shore for safety first. May be they tried to be responsible.
Amy Darling said: " This happen becos the Dato ( evil spirit) angry at them. They were karaokeing all the time.Now the Dato is angry and punished them"

The boatman came to help

He towed the sinking boat to the shore. All we can do was, watch and making comments.

The sinking boat lost its engine. RM2-3k went down deep in the lake.

The overweigh man at the stern. He was the last person who climbed back up the boathouse. I felt sorry the most for him. Well dude, cheer up, shit does happen. I hope the rest of the pack wont blame him for the incident. Everybody on that boat not thinking straight and wisely.
You should click this picture to enlarge it because you can see there is a bamboo raft between the boat and the boathouse. When i was exploring various spots on the previous day, I saw that raft 7-8 km away from our camp. It was tied to a small island with a wooden hut on it. It seem, nobody was on that island. Later that evening, the dudes on Class A boathouse towed the raftback . They were so happy and celebrating their finding. They even towed the raft few feet in front of our boathouse to show off.
And I think, it was the reason why they sank. They stole the raft and now they lost theirs. It was an instant KARMA.