SW JURASSIC FISHING POND – 9 OCT 2015
Over the past few days, I received an email from Mr. Robert Sabourin who wanted to go out to Port Dickson during his visit to Malaysia. We head out early to beat the traffic heading in to KL and we reached Port Dickson at 7.30. Perfect timing to start the day with a healthy plate of Nasi Lemak! 🙂
Robert and his ex student Raymond were two guys I’ll be fishing with today and hopefully today will be a great outing and it has been a long time since my last visit to Port Dickson. It was raining inland when we were about 20 minutes from PD but it stopped as soon as we reach the jetty. The tides were spot on, and the weather although it rained inland, it was perfect at sea. Both of them has been fishing in Malaysia previously and has been to Royal Belum plus several other places which is interesting. Jigging is still new to them and hopefully the birds and fishes will be waiting for us in Vikram today.
We set off around 8.30am and a flock off birds was a great site to watch and school of Spanish Mackeral and Queenfish surfaces to catch small baitfish and anchovies. We begin our fishing, casting our metal jigs to the school of fish. As we were about to re-position the boat for another drift, the unthinkable happened, the motor shaft broke! Luckily Pak Din was around as we signaled for help.
Pak Din towed us back to the jetty and it took us 1 hour to reach the jetty and really thankful nothing bad happened. Our trip were cut short and we are not able to head back to the sea and decided to head to SW Jurassic Fishing Pond to continue our fishing there 🙂
We reached to one of the best SW fishing pond in Selangor and Robert was amazed that such pond exist here in Malaysia. Back in Canada, he only knew trout fishing pond but here we have SW fishing pond stocked with variety of species. This session we go bait fishing for the first hour and another 3 hours on lure just boost things up 🙂
A Juvenile Giant Trevally, caught on mullet cutlet haha! A good call to come here I guess 🙂
Robert and his first Barramundi! Thanks to Mr Jeffry with this great shot 🙂
Things are picking up with one strike every each cast! It is good to see Robert and Raymond are having fun with variety of SW Species. With an options to use bait for fishing, I think it is a right thing to do. To give anglers options to have fun for those who are not that familiar in casting lures or soft plastic. It can be frustrating at times when we are not getting any bite at all on lures, with bait it does work every time 🙂
Raymond fighting his way for his first fish!
Jenahak or Golden Snapper, if only we can take them back for our dinner haha 🙂
Mangrove Jack! It can grow up to 10kg in the wild, one of the best game fish in the estuary ecosystem
A beautiful Grouper! Love the pattern on its body and taste great too
A bigger Mangrove Jack for Raymond, bigger then the one caught by Robert 🙂
Another Grouper! Totally now is piling up!
After an hour, we caught more than 20 fish. Yes 20 fish. Which was fun. The next 3 hours we haven’t got any luck as no fish were interested with the lure we were throwing at them. We called the day off early and head back to KL.
What a day, from PD to Jurassic were probably “one off” kinda outing as this was the first time we experience engine failure and over the pass 3 years nothing like this ever happened. Well it was bound to happen one day and thank you Pak Din for saving us 🙂
Thank you Robert Sabouring and Raymond! Great guys and hopefully next year we can catch those Mackerel and Queenie off the coast of Port Dickson!