Tiera Batfish

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Tiera Batfish

Post by Peace » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:13 pm

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by weekeong » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:51 pm

hi!! u can use this picture if its suitable.. just a small contribution

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Post by Peace » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:59 pm

Hey that's definitely a big help there, thanks a lot. I will get it done tomorrow. I won't have a cute avatar anymore though... :cry: :p

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by weekeong » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:30 pm

no worries!!
just a little help.. this webby helped me alot and i can identify alot of more fishes den compared to before and its my turn to contribute

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Post by patrick2405 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:18 pm

hello peace. have you tried catching one of them? its fun! :D
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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by Peace » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:23 am

Welcome to HLF, Patrick. :) Those are big batfishes, I've never gotten one anywhere close to this size but I heard they're one heck of a fighter. Could you share with us what these batfishes are caught with? Thanks!

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by limfish » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:26 pm

oh yes i forgot to say there edinle...around two star rating
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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Post by patrick2405 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:52 pm

yes they are one heck of a fighter! they are also quite smart! you must be alert when waiting for a bite, cos if they only bite once. if you do not strike, your bait is gone. sometimes you don't even know that they have been eating at your bait! but once you get a hookup, your reel starts to scream! (THE TENSION WAS SET SO STRONG THAT USING YOUR FINGER YOU CAN BARELY PULL THE LINE OUT) Your line would keep running for about 2-3mins NON-STOP! And they have three tries to escape. First run, straight out. second run, straight down. last run, diagonally (out and down at the same time). if your line or hook does not break by this time, the fish is yours! They are easily caught simply by using a size 1/0 apollo hook with shelled prawn. i use 2 hooks together with a sinker at the bottom of the line. My experience, just let the sinker touch bottom, and reel in a few times so that the sinker is above the floor. ;)
oh and remember to bleed it before letting it die as the meat would taste nicer this way :D

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by Peace » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:18 pm

Thanks Patrick, that's some very useful information. I will have to remember that when I get a chance to fish for these bats. :mischieve:

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by patrick2405 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:19 pm

hahas okays. hmm where you fish for them at? or any good fishing spots to share? pm me ;)
btw i fish out at sea so im not sure if you can get such big ones. good luck!

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by Peace » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:25 pm

patrick2405 wrote:hahas okays. hmm where you fish for them at? or any good fishing spots to share? pm me ;)
btw i fish out at sea so im not sure if you can get such big ones. good luck!
I was hoping you can tell me! :lol: I've personally seen someone landed a big batfish over 5kg at Labrador Park breakwaters but I never had such luck in landing one that size. I do offshore as well but never encounter them either. :(

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by patrick2405 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:26 am

hahas hmm i want to but sorry. secret family spot ;) only we few fishers know that spot. so far my fishing at labrador was always empty hand go home. :( btw the pics of the batfish had only 7 cos i lost one. the hook became a straight hook and slipped out :'( or we would have two fishes each

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by limfish » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:19 pm

meh...dun play play hor
this fish famous until appear on rod n line magazine..
They say its a "ditry fighter"
You are in big trouble if you hook one up....seriously=0
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by patrick2405 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:14 pm

limfish wrote:meh...dun play play hor
this fish famous until appear on rod n line magazine..
They say its a "ditry fighter"
You are in big trouble if you hook one up....seriously=0
hahas not really lahs... make sure rod can tahan 3 rounds, line strong enough, and tension set properly can liaos.... at most take half hour the fish can come in le....

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Re: Tiera Batfish

Post by dBs™ » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:16 am

Batfish !

I don't know why my Malaysian kakis didn't really like this species but I find them beautiful.
A great fighter it is.
I used to see them swimming in small schools several feet below our boat in crystal clear waters in Sedili.
Pretty hard to entice them to bite.

Caught one before and it was memorable.
I never expect a "small" fish had that kind of line pulling power.

And ... I was not in trouble then ... just you win or fish win lor ... I am serious too ... :lol:


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