Day of the Diamonds

Shore based catches including beaches, breakwaters, jetties and fishing from offshore islands.

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Day of the Diamonds

Post by Peace » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:07 pm

After a long break from saltwater, I went back to visit my old spot. The place is pretty much the same but they're more people fishing. Armed with live prawns that day, I was hoping to land a chermin for dinner. The water level was very low but the tide was coming in as I did my first cast. Within 10mins, my rod took a bow and greeted my first chermin. :D

The good start encouraged my enthusiasm to keep my eye on my rod but nothing happened for awhile so I went to do some handlining. It was then another smaller chermin took my line, having gut-hooked despite the use of circle hook. As the tide tips over the peak, I moved to another spot as I have left with quite a bit of prawns. I managed to land another two chermins consecutively, it almost seems like a school of them had just passed by.

There was no more action as the tide receded further and it was a sign to call it a day.

The overall catch
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A tiny coral trout caught on sabiki jig. :lol:
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I caught its bigger brother on handline as well.
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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by Melw » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:57 am

Nice catches you got there Peace :)

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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by alibabaCrabber » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:33 am

wow big harvest... very nice diamonds u have there :D

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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by sgpu » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:51 am

:drool: with jealousy . . . :rant:
i heard diamond trevally put up a good fight, and you got delicious coral trouts altogether just enough to make up for a week!
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'tio bo'???

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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by woofie » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:11 pm

Nice mirrors... U caught the whole diamond family.

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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by Peace » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:48 pm

Thanks for the comments guys, I let the coral trout off since it's the catch so extraodinary good that day. I don't think I will have a catch like this again though. :lol:

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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by Leng » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:31 am

WOW !! You are really good !! Idol !!

Isn't coral trout in deep waters only? Never ever caught one before :(

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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by limfish » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:31 am

AMAZING!
Wow ur Cr is great!Nvr had a cr like tht though.... :(
still, great job!
Leng, coral trouts are more plenty ful at coral reefs, wana catch one?
Go to saint john island lah. :D
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by Leng » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:10 pm

@limfish:

Really? Never fish at saint john before leh, but I heard there's a lot of parrot fish there.
Didnt know we can get it inshore ^^
By the way, Peace, U surfcast or just near the shore?

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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by Peace » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:45 pm

Yes, coral trouts are actually more commonly found among reefs and rocky areas. You can find them in shallow near shores or in deeper offshore waters too. I don't really 'surf' as my rod is only 6 feet long, so you can imagine the distance I can cast without the prawns 'flying' out. :lol: So it's really quite close to shore but bear in mind the distance to cast often depends on the terrain of your fishing ground.

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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by dBs™ » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:49 am

WOW ! and still is wow wow wow !!! :thumbsup:
Can I exchange the two small mirror with you ?
You can have the big ones ! :lol:

That's a very nice haul ... *drools
So ... when I was pulling up amber jacks, you were sweeping the diamond in home waters !
Let's see how you can make this year's NDP even more special than this ...


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Re: Day of the Diamonds

Post by Peace » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:44 pm

I knew you are eyeing my small diamonds, they're mine! :mad: :lol: NDP trip is a must but I must say the recent years hasn't been too kind on us.

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