Hi Ken, i was tied up for a while on identification of the fish. I was debating with myself on identifying the fish between a Emperor and a Pompano. I was referring to a Fish Chart to identify the fish. The Fish chart i'm referring to is
http://www.mmcfishing.com/images/Marine ... s_155_.jpg
These are the fishes that inhabit the Gulf region (Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain...)
The catfish i caught dosen't exist on the chart. It gives me the creeps, its slimy brown in color with black spots on it. The little fellow is so aggressive that he keeps on beating around the ground for quite a long time after being pulled out of the water. I can't take any chances of holding him in my hands. I hold him gently with my feet (shoes on !) even them he's tough to handle, while i unhook him and send him back to his home.
I always use a pair of cotton gloves to handle fish. My fingers are already sore with fish hook piercings whenever i tie the fish hook, and i use a pair of nose pliers to take the hook of. Sometimes i imagine that i'm the surgeon operating on the fish....
Thanks for the help in identification and also the tip on catfish i appreciate it.