Thursday, June 2, 2011

Night Fishing

Angling at Lumut
Nostalgia Series # 02 : Lumut 1989

Joe fixed up a night of angling along the coast of Lumut. There were 4 of us in a local fishing boat. The better of the night was spent in scooping up squids for bait. We just shined our torchlights into the water. The inquisitive squids would surface to be scooped up easily.
An experienced angler told us not to expect much the early part of the night. True enough. We were just rocking and swaying in the boat. When dark the  unaccustomed were not able to doze off but had to put up with the rocking of the boat even though it was still water.
The rocking got 2 of us seasick. We could manage a small catch initially, but the break of dawn was when they took to the bait.

Hank at the bow of the boat around midnight waiting for the bites.

Joe got overly excited with his catch in early morning.

Joe tryng hard to land a ray fish

Hank with a biggie grouper. It was quite a testing time trying to land the catch. We could finally do it with the pole with a hook at its end to pull it in.

Joe and Ahmad with the same catch lifting it with the pole.


ninotaziz said...

I remember fishing during the summer holidays for our dinner.

Gatineau Park, Canada.

kaykuala said...

Ninot Ma'am,
That is great! It is fun when there are bites. It is one of my 'vices' before. Missed it now!

Al-Manar said...

Every night now I can see from house the long row of lights stretching across the horizon - 'candap sotong' we call it. Sotong is in season here. But I have never once out to sea. I am scared stiff to think of it! My excuse is I do not fancy eating sotong. Shame on me.Even Ninotaziz does it. But she is a tough girl - keturunan pahlawan Pahang.

norzah said...

Akhi Hank, i've been on such a night out in PD, bobbing around on the sea with very few bites. Suddenly a storm came and we didn' t have enough time to reach the shore. Our kapitan took us to a safe place behind a rocky cliff. Ya, i know what it felt to be seasick over the night. Yours seems to be a more pleasant fishing with some big catches. Did you cook any on board.

kaykuala said...

Dear Pak Cik,
The sea is to be respected so they say. A lifebelt can do the job and the rest is easy. Ma'am Ninot is a tough lady, yes!

kaykuala said...

Akhi Norzah,
A storm brewing towards shore can be very frightening. We were lucky, though it was just as testing for the first timers among us. No we couldn't cook on board unlike the one we had on the Kelantan River expedition