Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sea Fishing

 ***Before continuing with the post. Just wanted to say that I am back and hopefully will be able to post more consistently and more often from now onwards. I know you all missed me. Don't be shy now. You know you do. Ahem***



Yours Truly went fishing at the sea a while back. It is a 2 days 1 night fishing trip on a fishing boat that can accommodate around 10 people.

The battle equipments

So, to Telaga Air yours truly went. That is where the fishing boat will take us out to the sea. Seems like Telaga Air is under somesort of construction to build a waterfront of somesort. The view from the Telaga Air jetty is quite beautiful. There are a lot of local visitors around with a couple of makeshift stalls selling drinks and food.
View from Telaga Air's Jetty area
Another View
After waiting for quite a while, the fishing boat came and we load all our belongings and battle gears onto the fishing boat. Went around the fishing boat and saw that there is a room with air conditioning and also a small toilet. For a moment there I thought we would have to relief ourselves the "natural" way if there is no toilet. Exposed to the nature elements in our fullest naked glory. Ahem.
Fishing Boat
Room with Air Conditioning
Small Toilet/Bathroom

After loading all our battle gears onto the boat, we set off to our battlefield. Along the way, the sceneries are breathtakingly beautiful. There is this unexplained awe looking at the sea and its surroundings. 
 Leaving the jetty
 
Going out deeper 
Along the way, we spotted another fishing boat going out. Aha, competitor for the best fishing spot. May the best fisherman get the best catch. Ahem. Anyway, while waiting to arrive at the destination, we prepare our battle equipments with the fishing lines, hooks and all. Best to be prepared early.
Preparing and Inspecting Battle Gears
Lone Island
 
Sea View
Yours Truly gets some shuteye since the journey is quite long and wakes up to the smell of tea being served. Somehow, having tea and biscuits in the wide open sea is quite enjoyable. We also pack some instant noodle so that we can fill our stomach fast. One can't go on a battle with empty stomach mmmmmkay.
Coffee, Tea, or Me
Maggi Instant Noodle
 Fishing Rod
Fishing Gear Thing
Trolling
Before I go on further, I feel the need to clarify further that I am a beginner to sea fishing. The only fishing I ever do is at the longkang or river back in Sibu with a wooden/bamboo stick, fishing line, and a few worms wringling around. Yes, the kampung way. I am afterall considered a kampung boy coming from a small town.

Thus, normally I will just use the fishing equipment prepared by others instead of preparing it myself. Hence, I find it quite interesting the way some of the bait is prepared. We use bait from the small fish we caught, some squids, and prawns. 

There is one interesting method of preparing a bait that preserve the whole fish in a sense. Somesort of like camouflage the hooks or something.
Bait preparation
Close up
Another Close Up
(Disclaimer: If you look at the fish's eye long enough, you might have nightmare of some demon fish staring at you. So, BenardCometh Revelations will not be responsible for any nightmares you might experience for your foolish attempt to stare at the fish's eye for extended period of time. Beware. =p)
Seagull
3 in one attempt
When we arrived at our fishing spot, everyone are all geared up for battle and busy fishing. Yours Truly on the other hand, takes his time and enjoy the sea experience. Watermelon tasted extra tasty at the sea, heck all food tasted extra delicious at the sea. Don't know why but somehow it just tasted good even the simple dinner we had on board tasted extra delicious. Maybe it is the salty sea wind. Perhaps.
 
Yours Truly Eating Watermelon
  
 Dinner Served
Time seems to pass faster when you are having fun. Soon, the sun begins to set. Another picture taking opportunity and being the tigger happy I am, I snapped away taking pictures of all sorts.
 
 Sunset

Sunset - Another View

Sunset- Yet another view

Sunset - Magnificent


And soon, the sun disappears as if it drops into the sea extinguished by the salty sea water. The moon replace the sun and shine brightly in the night. Brightly as in the moon shine kind of bright.

Moon

Yours Truly manning his battle station ever so alert 


This fishing trip, yours truly did not really catch a lot of fish. The most interesting catch is a snail like creature caught hanging on my fishing hook among other catches by the others. People catch fish, I catch snail. Ahem.

Snail of some sort

Fish

Sting Ray

Sea Snake

The Catch

Packed and ready to head home


There,

Yours Truly sea fishing experience.

Very the enjoyable mmmmkay.

Just a little bit sticky all over because of the sea wind. Probably.
 

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