Mervin Boey Fishing Note Book

Lunar New Year Day 2 Morning Luck
January 28, 2009, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Lure Fishing

I couldn’t sleep at all therefore was up whole night cleaning my nano shrimp tank that have been maliciously attacked by green algae spots. I finished cleaning up at about 6 a.m and was tired but not sleepy at all therefore decided to try my luck in morning fishing. Its been a long time since I cast some lures at my waterhole in the wee early morning.

Water was calm with no movement at all. I rigged up a Owner’s Zip’n Ziggy and casted far out into the open water. I was hoping a giant snakehead will break the surface and take the suface pencil lure. Instead a skinny Peacock Bass crashed the pencil lure upon my second cast! I was like “WOW SO LUCKY!”

Things started to get quiet after that as I move around casting lures. Suddenly a torpedo cruised behind my Abu Garcia spinner lure and it missed biting it! Not once, but thrice!! I was like “WOW SO UNLUCKY!” It time to go home to wash up when my watch struck 8.30am but I decided to try my luck one last time. I managed to spot 2 pair of breeding peacock bass guarding their nest. The male took the spinner after a few times harassing it.

2.5lb Male Peacock Bass taken on Abu Garcia Reflex spinner

After trying different lures, the female decided to go for Yozuri baby L-minnow.

Punggol Prawning yet again!
January 26, 2009, 1:33 am
Filed under: Prawn FIshing

Michelle wanted to visit the punggol prawning pond for her revenge again. It was a very crowded Saturday night with lots of rods in the water. I broke my own record for Punggol prawning by landing the first prawn in less than 30 seconds. The first prawn registered about a minute for my the previous first trip. After that, the bites seemed to slow down in the beginning but it went crazy for me and Michelle after that. Prawns and prawns after that!!!

43 Prawns held captive

Many big prawns among the small ones that we have landed.

Virgin Trip to Punggol Prawning
January 26, 2009, 1:27 am
Filed under: Prawn FIshing

Michelle and I was wondering where to spend our night…Fishing or Prawning? We decided to visit the new prawning pool situated at Punggol Marina. You can refer to this link for more info.
Prawning Pool

Pond was quite crowded for a Friday night at about 1am. There were a bunch of girls who foul hooked prawns instead of the usual way of catching them. That really pissed me off. Michelle was not on form and she only managed to land about 5-6 pieces of prawns during the 3 hours.

24 prawns after the first night prawning

Cleaned and ready to be fried

The yummy end result

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January 20, 2009, 11:30 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

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Peacocks are getting smarter…
January 19, 2009, 11:08 pm
Filed under: Lure Fishing

Managed to spot the pair of peacock bass that throw off my hook last week. They did not took interest in any of my lures, flies and rubbers that I have casted at them for about 2.5 hours. Even the sexy Jackall Giron failed to entice either the male or female peacock bass. With great determination, I managed to tempt the female peacock with a Basspro XPS 10cm minnow.

Jackall Giron

Female peacock fell victim to Basspro XPS 10cm minnow

My newly acquired reel . . .
January 17, 2009, 2:49 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Got this off from an ex-campmate. I was the first one to land a fish on this reel. Met him up at FW3 pond and I immediately switch to this reel for some lure casting. I managed to hook up a baby CPC and tested the reel drag zzzzzz. The power knobs makes the cranking so much easier.

Shimano Nexave 2500

Cold water….Dead fishes…Zero Bend…
January 13, 2009, 10:43 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

There was a shower in the afternoon, thinking it would be good to visit FW3 since there would be some new water added to the pond. Reached there, water was cold. No big fish bites but there were the usual smaller fishes who gave some anglers fun. Lost a fish on lure during a brief fight. I was aiming the big one but was never rewarded. Not even a slight bend of the rod. -_- The pond helper also fished up 3 dead sea bass and I was wondering why the water was not very good for some reason.

Taking the dead sea bass out of the pond

Packing into the bag

2 acrobatics and 1 baby
January 13, 2009, 12:40 am
Filed under: Lure Fishing

18:15 Reached waterhole
18:50 Hook up one but throw hook when doing a jump from the water
18:55 Disappointed but was soon rewarded with another one
18:56 Throw off hook again while trying to film it upon landing
19:15 A consolation prize of a 99gram baby landed.
19:20 Lost one megabass jighead to the rocks. Packed and went home.

99 gram consolation prize

The PB that pretended to be tired out but did a somersault to throw off the hook yet again.

Fun Fishing Competition By Dash Fishing Tackle
January 11, 2009, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Pond Fishing

Date: 11th January 2009
Venue: Taman Jurong Fishing Pond
(Limited to 80 anglers, First Come First Served)
Time: 8am – 12pm
Registration Fees: $40
Registration Venue: Dash Fishing Tackle
Blk 501, West Coast Drive, #01-248
Tel: 6775 8691

Met up Fred and his Dad at the pond early in the morning at about 7.45am. Pond was crowded with many hopeful anglers. Fred was very kind to help me tie the rigs meant for this pond. Fred is a very experienced angler in this pond with many prizes under his belt.

We were the only ones who haul in quite a number of fishes but sad to say its quantity and not quality that is able to clinch the prizes. I slipped from 7th place to 13th place with my 1.82kg Red Drum. However Im happy as I was able to land a mangrove jack, red drum and a sea bass. Fred won the 10th prize with his 2.2kg red drum.

My first victim – Mangrove Jack that devour a live milkfish

The Red and Blue waiting for the Big one

The haul at the end of the competition. Some of the fishes were rushed to a secret venue for release by Fred’s great effort.

The final standing of the competition
1st 8.9kg sea bass
2nd 6.8kg sea bass
3nd 4.8kg sea bass
4th 4.2kg sea bass

Pacu and the one that got away….
January 8, 2009, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Pond Fishing, Power Bait Fishing

Reached the pond at 130. I managed to land a baby CPC around 3pm despite the pond was quite quiet with no one landing fish. Met up with 2 very friendly people whom we chatted on fishing stuffs like lure fishing and fly fishing etc. Decided to check the bait and while I was retrieving back, I felt some bites and I immediately strike to engage the fish. I passed the rod to my 2 new friends so that they can feel the kind of fish power in FW3 pond. I took back the rod to fight and the fight lasted about 10 mins with many powerful runs which I have difficulties stopping even by thumbing the spool. I want to thank the opposite two fishing uncles for BEING SO CONSIDERATE by not retrieving their lines back when my fish was running all over the pond. Eventually I lost the fish due to lines all tangled up. =( Before I call it off for a day, my target Pacu finally say hello to me. Rod bent ugly with my X-bait and started crossing lines. It was lucky that the lines were not tangled up.

Surecatch Spinfighter Rod (My Beloved Rod)
Daiwa Regal 1500IA
Fireline 10lb

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