Toman or wat?CR

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Toman or wat?CR

Post by johnny110673 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:05 pm

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I dunno if u guys into freshwater fishing but landed this monster last month near mandai. Was actually aiming for a medium sized (around1.5-2Kg) but landed this 5.5Kg monster. We reached there around 10pm coz the adults usually come towards the shore to feed around 11.30pm onwards but was really strange coz our catfish keep getting wack by the smaller ones :fish: .End up some come back with half the body gone...even when we let go line after the strike.

Could be due to overfishing coz there were some boys landing the smaller ones but did not realease a single one.SMALL TOMAN BO HOR CHIA OK :thumbsdown: TOO MANY BONES AND FLESH IS CHAPPY-SO RELEASE THE POOR BUGGERS, SO GOT BETTER GAME FOR FUTURE :nod:

Then around 4.30am, I was beginning to doze of when the rod kenna bend like got whale and started to scream :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: !!! Was using a spinner so i calm down 1st then use my hand to slow down the pull insted of tightening the drag. Some secs later it stopped so real slowly and TUGTUGTUG!!! wah don't giv chan liao i drag the bugger in slowly.took abt 10-12min it sow line 10M to my right.By the time i reach home around 6.30 i took this lousy picture.I straight away degut the bugger and seperate it for friends and family.I take the head and the tail ;) :thumbsup:

I believe if u use handline surely more interesting to play these guys but hope theres more game.....As responsible anglers we shud advice our fello fishos if we think there doing damage to the game bros....Thank you and hope you guys enjoyed my CR....

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Post by domvonn » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:03 pm

power catch ah.! enjoyed ur cr and i agree that juv fishes shud be release for another day. :thumbsup:
hope to see more from ya.
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Post by redsnapper » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:51 pm

That's a big monster toman. :nod: :thumbsup: Can't image a fight with this monster on handline. :lol: :lol: Hope to see more of your CRs.

I did some toman fishing in the past . The thrill of seeing the toman whacking surface popper is very exciting by itself, when the fish take the popper is another thrill all together.

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Post by chanturtle » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:12 pm

nice :thumbsup:
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Post by Peace » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:15 pm

Nice, that's a very big toman, and a fat one too! No alarm clock beats the sound of fish on the line. :D Toman this size never fails to put up a good fight.

But one factor against Toman is time; they need to surface to breathe from time to time even they have gills. So the longer the fight, the weaker they get. Often during fights, they may attempt lodge themselves in weeds or other forms of cover. If you wait long enough, the fish will come out on their own.

Handlining tomans are pretty fun too, but one must be careful when they burst. It can cause line burns if you're not alert.

So how was your toman cooked? ;)

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