I just came home from a 2-night fishing trip to Takat 35, which is about 50 nautical miles northwest off KK. I'm so exhausted right now, but I just want to post these photos. I will also try to upload these same photos later in my facebook.
This is the KK Law 1, the boat which the seven of us anglers chartered for the trip. There were 10 of us including the skipper and crews. This boat is slightly larger than the KK Law 2 which we chartered to Sajali a couple of weeks ago.
The weather at sea was fine, except that I felt it was too calm. We were suffering the still air, practically no wind at all. Any angler will tell you that when the sea is calm like this, chances are you won't get a good catch! However, the sea condition can change, especially over a duration of 2 nights.
These are some of the interesting catch of my friends. That grouper (keratang) was found to be about 11 kg. Not a very impressive catch, of course, but still worthwhile to occupy a space here in this blog!
Although I'm quite OK with how to catch the fish, I am just so damn lousy with the species. I really don't know this particular one, but I think the boatmen said something that sounds like "Ap Coi". I suspect it comes from a Chinese word which I'm not familiar with!
This species I'm more familiar with, locally known as the sulit tanah. Very strong fighter and can really sap the energy of the angler, especially when fighting throughout the depth of 90 metres. I'm not too worried about the size though. I know my catch is not so impressive, but I prefer the ones which are just nice for cooking—not the giants which I won't know how to fit into my fridge at home!
Another decent one, weighing about 1kg, and just nice for a serving.
The overall catch, except that I've given quite a few away to my old folks. I'd say a good variety, and most of them the kinds I like to eat too. Amongst others, I have the grouper known as lai pan, small fish (yellow tail) known as the pisang-pisang, kim sen (kurisi bali) and also the cuphi (red fish on sulit tanah).