Hey Beautiful People :)
It was quite sometime we ( Me and Keyur) had been shore fishing. We tried trawling a few weekends prior but did not catch any thing. A night earlier I was intimated that we have a new spot for fishing and someone else named Keith would join us. The condition looked pretty good many of them around were fishing from the beach but we decided to take from the rocks. I could see 7 sting rays maneuvering as close as 3 meters from the where I was standing. Tried to put the bait in front of them even tried a float but they seemed to be in a good mood. Gave up on the sting rays and went for a long cast. There was a call from Keyur. He had hooked a Sultan Ibrahim. He however decided to hook it back into the sea for a bigger catch. (It came alive even after several hours :) ) The I got a hit and I was reeling but no fight from the fish it was giving me aheavy feel on the rod though. as it came close I felt as if I was reeling in a "KATI PATANG" that yellow white thing came inshore in some awkward manner. BIG FREAKING EYES :) It was a over sized PUFFER. I hammered him on the rock cause it disappointed me after a long reel in
Keyur than bagged a couple of Nagrurs I believe (Keyur correct me if am wrong). No hits for almost 45 mins than I decided to change places went close to Keyur as he was the only was landing a few of them so thought may be thats where the fish are. I cast further down and placed my rod on the rod holder and went to get my other rod that was a good 100 meters away and before I could come my other rod have given several bow downs and that gave me some hopes. Reeled in to find out the bait was lost. Second cast with shrimp as a bait and a few minutes and there was a strong strike. A solid yank and it was confirmed that I had it hooked. It made short but strong runs. Not much of a fight though. Just reeled in easily. It was a "PAALU" Sea bream is what we call it I suppose. One of the guys accompanying me using hand lines managed to bag a good size Sheri and a small hamour. A few minutes later we saw Keith panicking as he was yelling "Baladiya baladiya" Meaning "The municipality guys." As we need license to fish here in Dubai, this guys was not having one for sure. He managed to dis-assemble his road and the tachle and everything in a couple of minutes and disappeared in thin air. It was out turn now. We both had license but Keyur's was expired and up for renewal but was carrying the receipt on him. We decided to approach the municipality guy and not take chances. Nothing much happened checked our license and let us go a few moments later I got another strike and it was a same size PAALU again, Both weighed approx more than a KG. Thats is was about it we called it a day. The news daily states that that place is not closed for beach goers due to RED TIDE but we are definitely going to check that place again on GOOD FRIDAY. Well different views about the RED TIDE have upsurged these days. Hope to post the report for GOOD FRIDAY.
Catch you soon fellow anglers...