TANJUNG TUAN, PORT DICKSON – 22 OCT 2014
Ultra Light Fishing… Yeap you heard me. Ultra Light Fishing taken to a whole new level, add saltwater inshore fishing to the equation then we might call it Crazy Ultra Light Fishing hahaha. It has been a few month since my last visit to Port Dickson. My last trip was not really outstanding and hoping to go one better today. This trip was joined my Izzuddin, Asrazi and my brother in law, Jown. This is also will be my first trip with Pak Din as Apek Kecik is fully booked up until December.
Fishing service in Port Dickson is improving through out the year, with booking has increase dramatically over the past few months and especially this year. It is good to see Port Dickson community are able to improve their well being and hopefully they will improve even further.
This is a special trip, showcasing 2 of the finest UL rating rod available in the market today. I will be using the Daiko Blue Spear ULS 762 paired with Daiwa Luvias 2506H. Asrazi will be using Crostage latest model CRK-S732AJI paired with Shimano Sustain 1000. Daiko being a bass rod and Crostage being used specifically design for Mackerel.
Recently AJING game achieved remarkable development (AJI means mackerel or scad). Crostage AJING series remodeled with K-series guide. The lineup can correspond to various games from aggressive game which is targeting a migrating AJI in surf and big AJI in offshore deep area ,to easy game which is targeting around all-night light in harbor. The solid tip section has the toughness and metallic sensitivity and it feels certainly the biting like pecking at falling. The performance of tubular models made it possible to approach delicately and boldly.
This will be the lightest ever setup ever attempt by our team and hopefully our rods are able to lived up to its expectation and perform flawlessly.
As usual, we started early around 9 am in the morning and we head directly towards Vikram. We did not manage to head all the way to Vikram as we can see a formation of rain and rough water ahead. We decided to head to a new spot which in between Tanjung Tuan and Vikram. To my surprise, boiling are everywhere and it looks like Talang. The best thing about this trip that PD was hit by a huge school of Sagai. A relative species of the Trevally family and it grows up to 5kg!! We were lucky indeed and hopefully we will land one soon! haha.
Once we reach the spot, we straight away cast towards the boiling Talang but not even one Queenfish was interested with that we are throwing at them. Pretty unusual but we kept trying. Izzuddin started to send the jig down under and soon a couple of missed calls haha. Something must have been lurking beneath the Talang frenzy above.
It was not long when Asrazi’s Ima Gunpeki 30g was hit by a deep diving species and the moment it hit the rod, we knew that it was a Sagai. HAHA! Crostage was able to perform better then what we expected. If you look at the picture, it bends totally flat out. Ultra Light game on!!
Barang Baek! kekeke Crostage Ajing Rod
Sagai, a member of the Trevally Family
Ima Gunpeki Jigs always work!
Working a micro jig requires a light rod. I was using the Evergreen Poseidon SpinJerker Light for vertical jigging and I do find it a bit hard and probably works best with a heavier jig. Working a small jig on a light jigging rod gives a better action to the Jig thus increase bite rate. Jown manage to land one Sagai and Din lost one due to exccessive use of Drag! haha.
Towards Mid day, there were no more Sagai being detected but Talang continues to mock us with their top water frenzy and acrobatic jumps. Since jig does not work, I guess it is best to use other alternative, spoon. Yozuri Altima Spoon, green 14g is the choice and it comes in a silver chrome finishing. This time it was daiko’s turn to do the job and soon I manage to land 7 and release 3 Queenfish within 2 hours. Wow haha
Good job Jown! Ima Gunpeki scores another kill!
Since jigs don’t work, time to improvise 😀
Such a relaxing day at the sea today. It has been such long time since had so much fun in Port Dickson. We continue on to stay at the same spot until 2pm in the evening. Then we decided to go up to vikram. It was the same view, Talang has been boiling in the usual area. I decided to focus on vertical jigging. After a few drift at our favorite hot spot, Izzuddin and my jig was taken by a fierce fish but soon it went off.
Quickly we sent our jig back down and Din was the lucky one haha. It was such an intense fight and by the characteristic of the movement of the fish, it looks like a GT! and it is huge. Since Din was on a light jigging rod, there is nothing he could do as the fish simply brake the line with its awesome strength. Soon we drift back at the spot. It was my turn but again same result, it simply swim near the ship wreck and cut off my fishing line 🙁
Daiko Spear ULS against Queenfish gives me better satisfaction and was surprised with the amount of backbone the rod has. It was light indeed and surely will become one of the best Ultra Light rod available in the market. After few hours at Vikram, we decided to head back and stopped at the nearest spot to the jetty. There is a trail of rubbish being drifted towards the strait of Melaka.
This is the final session for today. With logs and tree part drifted in the sea, there is a chance for Triple Tail. We manage to stumble upon a couple of Triple Tail. Asrazi manage to land one but the partner swims away. It wanted to to take my spoon at first but I think he rather save his life 🙂
Today was definitely Asrazi’s day as he also land a huge squid using spoon. The Altima Spoon which cost RM3.50 per spoon really does a good job even though it is not as expensive as the Yozuri Altima Spoon. Who will get the upper-hand to kept the squid becomes a debatable issue on the boat ahahaha I guess it is far more worthy then a all the fish we caught today ahaha. Good tally for sure and hopefully PD will bring more great memories for years to come. As long as we kept the sea clean and only kept the fish that we want.
When we were on our way home, we stumble upon a dead turtle who could have been victim of the rubbish that we simply throw in the sea. Such a pity sight.
Hi, excellent post. Could you please share the contact of the boat/fishing charter you used for this trip. Do they also provide tackle or you have to bring your own. That Daiko rod looks like a beauty. Does anyone in Malaysia stock them?
Will email you all the details, please check your spam box. Sometimes my email got dumped into the spam box.
Hi Noru, excellent post here :). Been a regular reader of this blog for some time and I always find them refreshing in sharing and enlightening what our local waters potentially hold. Just wondering, by any chance would you be interested in a jigging/casting trip to Pulau Jarak with GT Chaser? I’m organizing a trip with a group of friends to Pulau Jarak in December with the said boatman and have been thinking of inviting other people to join in for the quest too. Not conventional but it would be cool if people outside our regular fisho circle can join in for a trip like this…all for the love of fishing and jigging/casing specifically. Tell me what you think alright! I think we still have place for 2 people. Anyway, keep up the good work!
Thank you so much dear reader! and appreciate your compliment. Due to current health restriction that I am facing, I am not able to commit to any trip that are longer than 1 day. Appreciate your invitation and hopefully things got better one day, maybe we can set another trip to Jarak next year. Do you need anyone to follow your trip on December? I can find 2 anglers that might want to join your trip to? Gimme your trip date.
Thanks for the reply, Noru. That’s a bummer that you will not be able to join in. The planned trip is on the 12-14 Dec with GT Chaser who is very well-known in the Jarak waters. I’m organizing this with a group of friends who ranked between novice and seasoned jigger (with me probably in the novice category haha). We’re actually quite lucky to have secured his service during that time. He’ll be using a 60ft boat for the 3D2N trip. Planning for jigging/casting interspersed with light jigging by night time. This will be my first time fishing in Jarak as well but from what I gathered so far, jigs of 60-250g will be used, with more emphasize on the 100-180g. If you think there will be people interested to join in, fell free to invite. Just let me know 🙂
Would like to ask about Daiko’s rod. I never heard of its performance before nor the brand itself.
However, after some research I found out that this rod also have BC types for FW. Care to share the performance review? Any pros and cons?
Thanks mate, fish on!
From what I’ve known, the fundamental business of Daiko previously was to supply rod blanks to major rod brands like Evergreen and JM. Their business model focused more on blank development thus the quality is so exquisite and the price range is slightly cheaper compared to major rod brands.
My rod rating is 2-3lb but still able to handle well under heavy pressure and still provide subtle lifting power. I guess for BC, with heavier rod rating and well built rod. Nothing can go wrong. I really recommend daiko rods, worth every investment i must say haha.
i am ms. Chiew from AUO Sunpower.
i am interested to have a finishing trip. herewith my request details:
Date : 3rd december 2015
Pax : 4 pax
can you recommend any package (equipment needed, price) for me ?
this is my contact number,
appreciate your prompt feedback.
i am Chiew from AUO Sunpower.
i am interest in your fishing trip.
can you recommend any package details for me ? Equipment needed, price, etc.
Date : 3rd December 2015 (Thursday)
Pax : 4 pax
this is my contact number 012-2500318
Appreciate for your prompt feedback.
Interesting posts…. really appreciate if i could join you in one of your trip…
InSyaAllah, If there is an opening I will let you know.
Me and my husband are looking for the place where we can rent a boat ,rent all fishing equipment and join a good company for the weekend (as a beginners ,would love to see how professionals are fishing). We live in Cyberjaya , so Port Dickson seems like a niarest place for us. Please advice us where can we find that place and company ????